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Connected Degree

Paralegal - Office Administration (Owens Campus)

to Legal Studies

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Wesley College.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Office Administration: Paralegal Option at the Owens Campus is approved by the American Bar Association. Along with general education courses, the program offers specialized legal courses, with emphasis on the development of highly marketable skills. A legal internship provides work experience to supplement classroom knowledge and applications. Employment opportunities are available in government agencies, the court system, law firms, banks, insurance companies, and other private businesses and corporations. Wesley College's Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies provides the theoretical and ethical concepts and practical skills, required for a career as a Paralegal and for those students planning to attend law school or other related graduate programs. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. Graduates work in many areas of the legal field including private and public law firms and state and federal agencies. Internships are encouraged. They provide practical work experience. Paralegals are not attorneys, they are not permitted to give legal advice or practice law, and must work under the supervision of an attorney. This degree provides graduates with a firm foundation in the legal field and related fields.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.

CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM

Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Paralegal - Office Administration (Owens Campus)
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Legal Studies
WESLEY COLLEGE
First SemesterCR
ENG121Composition3
OAT170Intro to the Legal System3
OAT121Keyboarding4
OAT175Estate Admin & Probate*3
OAT276Business Entities*3
 16
Second Semester
ENG124Oral Communications3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
OAT122Keyboarding Applications4
PSY121General Psychology3
OAT172Law of Simple Contracts*3
OAT131Office Systems & Procedures3
 20
Third Semester
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application*3
ACC101Accounting I4
OAT280Legal Research & Writing3
ECO111Macroeconomics3
OAT271Real Property Law3
OAT270Criminal Law3
 19
Fourth Semester
ENG122Technical Writing-Comm*3
OAT160Family Law*3
OAT173Civil Procedure & Tort*3
OAT285Law Office Management*3
OAT290Intern Program5
 17
Fifth SemesterCR
EN101Literature for Composition3
REXXXReligion3
PH260Critical Thinking3
LS206Contracts3
XXXXXGlobal Society and Its Culture3
 15
Sixth Semester
LS200Legal Research & Writing I + Lab3
XXXXXScience + Lab4
XXXXXNon-American Culture3
LS202Civil Litigation3
XXXXXPhysical Education2
 15
Seventh Semester
LSXXXElective3
LS200Legal Research & Writing II + Lab3
XXXXXScience Contextual3
LS407Evidence3
LS306Property Law3
 15
Eighth Semester
LS400Legal Research Seminar3
LSXXXElective3
LSXXXElective3
ENXXXLiterature (200 or 300 Level)3
XXXXXAmerican Culture3
 15
* Legal Elective *Other Approved Elective
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by the law. Wesley College's Legal Studies program requires a minimum of 124 credits for graduation. *Student should take this course for Wesley College transfer. Check with your advisor. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor. RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, will be a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt. Courses remaining are based on DTCC course selections at the associate degree level.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6665
Wesley College
Dover, Delaware: (302) 736-2451
The articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 03/2011