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

Hours: 18

Program Courses

Hours: 46


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.

Total Hours: 64