Curriculum and Requirements
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as paralegals in law offices, government agencies, insurance offices, corporations, financial institutions and title insurance companies. This program also is designed to provide supplemental training for persons already employed as paralegal assistants. Students who wish to transfer any credits from this program to another institution must accept the responsibility for securing approval in advance from that institution.
Program Code: AS-LA
General Education Courses
- POS 2041 - American Federal Government 3 cr.
- CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications 3 cr.
- ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 cr.
- Any Area III Mathematics course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3 cr.
- Any Area III Natural Science course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3 cr.
- Any Area IV Humanities course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3 cr.
- OST 1100 - College Keyboarding I 3 cr.
- OST 1764 - Word Processing—Microsoft Word 3 cr.
- OST 2335 - Business Communications 3 cr.
- BUL 2241 - Business Law 3 cr.
- PLA 1003 - Introduction to Law and Legal Ethics 3 cr.
- PLA 1201 - Civil Procedure 3 cr.
- PLA 1260 - Evidence and Trial Practice 3 cr.
- PLA 1303 - Criminal Law for Paralegals 3 cr.
- PLA 1763 - Law Office Management 2 cr.
- PLA 2104 - Legal Research and Writing I 3 cr.
- PLA 2114 - Legal Research and Writing II 3 cr.
- PLA 2273 - Torts 3 cr.
- PLA 2401 - Commercial Transactions 2 cr.
- PLA 2540 - Real Property Law 3 cr.
- PLA 2600 - Wills, Estates, and Trusts 3 cr.
- PLA 2800 - Family Law 3 cr.
- PLA 2940 - Paralegal Internship 3 cr.
Students pursuing the AS degree in Paralegal should complete PLA 1003 Introduction to Law and Legal Ethics during their first semester of attendance. PLA 1201 Civil Procedure is a prerequisite to PLA 1260 Evidence and Trial Practice. Please see course descriptions for other prerequisites and corequisites.