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Connected Degree

Paralegal - Office Administration (Owens Campus)

to Paralegal Studies

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Pierce 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. Peirce College's ABA-approved bachelor's degree completion program in Paralegal Studies offers a quality, flexible program in an online or campus format. Students have free access to online versions of the Westlaw and Lexis legal databases, which allows them to gain valuable experience in electronic legal research. Students also are provided with a free copy of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite of software. Graduates are well positioned for career success in major law firms, corporate offices, business, government, industry or as a foundation for law school.

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
Paralegal Studies
PIERCE COLLEGE
First SemesterCR
ENG121Composition3
OAT170Intro to the Legal System3
OAT121Keyboarding4
XXXXXXScience Course3
OAT276Corporations & Commercial Law (Legal Elective*)3
 16
Second Semester
ENG124Oral Communications3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
OAT122Keyboarding Applications4
PSY121General Psychology3
OAT172Law of Simple Contracts (Legal Elective*)3
OAT131Office Systems & Procedures3
 20
Third Semester
CIS107Intro to Computers/Applications (Other Approved Elective *)3
ACC101Accounting I4
OAT280Legal Research & Writing3
ECO111Macroeconomics3
OAT271Real Property Law (Legal Elective*)3
OAT270Criminal Law (Legal Elective*)3
 19
Fourth Semester
ENG122Technical Writing-Comm (Other Approved Elective*)3
HIS111U.S. History: Pre-Civil War OR3
HIS112U.S. History: Post-Civil War3
OAT173Civil Procedure & Tort (Legal Elective*)3
OAT285Law Office Management (Legal Elective*)3
OAT290Intern Program5
 17
Fifth SemesterCR
PLGXXXParalegal Elective3
PLG213Legal Writing II3
ENGXXXEnglish/Communication Elective3
SOC/SCXXXSocial Science Elective3
BIS109Information Search and Presentation (Tech Core)3
PRC101Peirce College Orientation1
 16
Sixth Semester
PLG215Prof Legal Responsibility3
PLG219Legal Technology3
MATXXXMath Elective3
PLG204Family Law3
PLG208Estate Law3
 15
Seventh Semester
PLG315Advanced Legal Research3
PLGXXXParalegal Elective3
PLGXXXParalegal Elective3
HUM/HIXXXHumanities/History Course3
SCIXXXScience Course3
 15
Eighth Semester
SOC/SCXXXSocial Science Course3
PLG430BS PLG Capstone I3
PLG440BS PLG Capstone II3
GEN EDXXXGeneral Education Course3
HUM/HIXXXHumanities/History Course3
 15
*Students should take this course for Pierce College transfer. Check with your advisor.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by the law. Peirce College's Paralegal Studies program requires a minimum of 121 credits for graduation. *Student should take this course for Peirce College transfer. Check with your advisor. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor. RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is 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
Pierce College
Philadelphia, PA: (215) 670-9214
The articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 09/2011