The Associate of Applied Science degree, Paralegal is approved by the American Bar Association and designed to train students for careers working as paralegals or legal assistants in law firms, governmental agencies, corporate legal departments, public service organizations, and other institutions. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and are not licensed to practice law.
Legal courses are taught by faculty who represent various aspects of the field of law and hold a high regard for academic and professional integrity. In addition to taking legal courses, an AAS student will satisfy their General Education Requirements
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The path to achieve an Associate of Applied Science degree
Students must complete all 57 credits.
|CU 105||Word 1, Excel 1||5|
|PLST 106||Legal Document Production||3|
|PLST 149||Writing Basics for Paralegals||3|
|PLST 150||Paralegal Fundamentals and Ethics||5|
|PLST 151||Legal Research and Writing I||5|
|PLST 152||Intro to Civil Law||5|
|PLST 153||Civil Procedure I||5|
|PLST 154||Computer Applications in the Law||3|
|PLST 155||Health/Dealing with Stress||1|
|PLST 156||Criminal Procedure for Paralegals||5|
|PLST 232||Interviewing and Investigations||5|
|PLST 233||Internship 1||5|
|PLST 239||Transition Planning||1|
|PLST 251||Legal Research and Writing II||3|
|PLST 253||Civil Procedure II||3|
Students must complete all 35 credits
(In effect 6 22 09) Math 90 or Business Math 5
*Note – ANTH 205 Biological Anthropology, BIOL 170, and BIOL 175 are the only natural science courses that do not require MATH 90 as a prerequisite or that will accept BUS 110 as the math prerequisite.
|ENGL 101||College Freshman Comp||5|
|Sociology or Psychology on AA Distribution List||5|
|Political Science or History on AA Distribution List||5|
|Natural Science on AA Distribution List||5|
|CMST & 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MATH||Business Math 110 (or higher)||5|
|Multicultural on AA Distribution List||5|
- Students must complete nine credits
- *PLST courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
|PLST 221||Family Law||3|
|PLST 222||Probate/Estate Planning||3|
|PLST 223||Alternative Dispute Resolution||3|
|PLST 224||Real Estate Law||3|
|PLST 225||Bankruptcy Law||3|
|PLST 226||Administrative Law||3|
|PLST 228||Employment Law||3|
|PLST 230||Business Organizations/Corporations||3|
|PLST 231||Contracts/Commercial Transactions||3|
|PLST 234||Internship II||5|
What is my career potential as a paralegal?
Paralegals are in high demand. Read more about salaries, employment opportunities and more.
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An associate degree program designed to prepare students for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant.
Designed for those who already possess an associate or bachelor's degree and wish to enter the legal services profession.
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