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Office Administration: Paralegal Option (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
Office Administration: Paralegal Option (Owens Campus)

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Paralegal Studies

PIERCE COLLEGE

First Semester CR
ENG 121 Composition 3
OAT 170 Intro to the Legal System 3
OAT 121 Keyboarding 4
XXX XXX Science Course 3
OAT 276 Corporations & Commercial Law (Legal Elective*) 3
  16
Second Semester
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
OAT 122 Keyboarding Applications 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
OAT 172 Law of Simple Contracts (Legal Elective*) 3
OAT 131 Office Systems & Procedures 3
  20
Third Semester
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Applications (Other Approved Elective *) 3
ACC 101 Accounting I 4
OAT 280 Legal Research & Writing 3
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3
OAT 271 Real Property Law (Legal Elective*) 3
OAT 270 Criminal Law (Legal Elective*) 3
  19
Fourth Semester
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm (Other Approved Elective*) 3
HIS 111 U.S. History: Pre-Civil War OR 3
HIS 112 U.S. History: Post-Civil War 3
OAT 173 Civil Procedure & Tort (Legal Elective*) 3
OAT 285 Law Office Management (Legal Elective*) 3
OAT 290 Intern Program 5
  17
Fifth Semester CR
PLG XXX Paralegal Elective 3
PLG 213 Legal Writing II 3
ENG XXX English/Communication Elective 3
SOC/SC XXX Social Science Elective 3
BIS 109 Information Search and Presentation (Tech Core) 3
PRC 101 Peirce College Orientation 1
  16
Sixth Semester
PLG 215 Prof Legal Responsibility 3
PLG 219 Legal Technology 3
MAT XXX Math Elective 3
PLG 204 Family Law 3
PLG 208 Estate Law 3
  15
Seventh Semester
PLG 315 Advanced Legal Research 3
PLG XXX Paralegal Elective 3
PLG XXX Paralegal Elective 3
HUM/HI XXX Humanities/History Course 3
SCI XXX Science Course 3
  15
Eighth Semester
SOC/SC XXX Social Science Course 3
PLG 430 BS PLG Capstone I 3
PLG 440 BS PLG Capstone II 3
GEN ED XXX General Education Course 3
HUM/HI XXX Humanities/History Course 3
  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