Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.


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This program is structured to provide a fundamental knowledge of the law while training the student for practical application of the legal concepts learned. The program of study is career-oriented and is not designed specifically for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution or attend law school.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Seek entry-level positions in law offices, governmental entities (courts, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement agencies, etc.), businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of legal issues related to litigation, family law, criminal law, contracts, business entities, wills and probate, real estate transactions, and legal research and writing.
  • Assist attorneys in the preparation of a wide variety of legal documents using word processing software while assisting with office management.

First Year


Total Semester Hours: 12


Winter Session


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Semester Hours: 6


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 12


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Math, Science, Humanities & Social Science General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved courses  in the College catalogue.

Program Electives (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from any LEGA course designation.

Developmental Courses


Students may need to first take some developmental courses  that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

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