Paralegal Studies

2278: A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies (64 Credit Hours)

CIP: 22.0302
FL CIP: 1722030200
SOC: 23-2011
Entry Wage: $12.54/hour

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in law-related areas. While paralegals typically are found in law firms, they also are utilized by government agencies, insurance companies, bank trust departments, corporations, and the court system. Dedicated, motivated students will graduate with an Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies and with qualifications to sit for the Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant Exam administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

PLA 1003

Introduction to the Paralegal Field

3

BUL 2241

Business Law I

3

OST 1100

Introduction to Word

3

OST 2335

Business Communications

3

OST 1110

Intermediate Word

3

OST 2717

Advanced Word

3

PLA 2273

Torts

3

PLA 1104

Legal Research and Writing I

3

PLA 2610

Real Estate Law and Property Transactions

3

PLA 2201

Litigation Procedures

3

PLA 2600

Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration

3

PLA 2114

Legal Research and Writing II

3

PLA 2800

Laws of Family Relations

3

BUL2242

Business Organizations and Debtor/Creditor Relations

3

GEB 2430

Ethics in Management or

3

OST 1384

Customer Service

 

PLA 1949

Co-op Work Experience1

3

Program Electives

 

Business electives2

1

General Education Courses

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

QMB 1001* or
MAC 1105

College Business Mathematics or
College Algebra

3

 

Any Biological or Physical Science

3

One of the following options: (To satisfy Social Science and Humanities requirements)

ISS 1013

Introduction to the Social Sciences and

 

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

 

 

OR

 

WOH 2012

World Civilizations I and either

 

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities or

 

HUM 1230

Introduction to the Humanities: Since the Renaissance

6

 

OR

 

WOH 2022

World Civilizations II and either

 

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities or

 

HUM 1210

Introduction to the Humanities: To the Renaissance

 

 

Total Credit Hours

64

1Co-op Prerequisites: ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I, PLA 1003 Introduction to Legal Technology, PLA 1104 Legal Research and Writing I.

2Recommended Electives: CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications, OST 2402 Office Administration II-Work Simulation, ACO 1807 Payroll Accounting, CET 1171 Introduction to Computer Technology, ACG 2021 Financial Accounting, ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting, CJL 2130 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures, CGS 2557 Internet Technologies, OST 2401 Office Administration I.

* MAC 1105 College Algebra is recommended for students planning to enroll in the college's baccalaureate degree programs.

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