Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies degree program is designed to provide graduates with an understanding of the law and the United States court systems.  An emphasis is placed on legal terminology, legal research and writing, and technology used in the legal field. Graduates are prepared for employment in a law firm or government agency, with career possibilities such as legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal. 

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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