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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies is a program designed to provide students with a balance between theory and practice, enabling graduates to step immediately into opportunities in the growing legal community.  The program is designed to prepare individuals for employment at all levels of the law-administration, trial, appellate, and government.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies will be able to:

  • Identify legal terminology needed to communicate with professionals in the legal field. (Remember)
  • Demonstrate professional skills necessary to a paralegal career, including oral and written communication and technology skills. (Understand)
  • Describe the sources of law, hierarchy, and powers of various state and federal courts. (Understand)
  • Utilize appropriate ethical behavior within the legal field. (Apply)
  • Apply critical thinking and research skills within a legal context. (Apply)
  • Analyze a variety of legal sources, including statutes and case law, and apply them to a given set of facts. (Analyze)
  • Compose various types of legal correspondence and legal documents. (Create)

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

General Education Core 18
Paralegal Core 42
Total Credit Hours Required 60

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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