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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

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:

  • Possess the basic skills of writing, reading for information, critical thinking and learning, and applied mathematics necessary to be successful in the legal field.
  • Exhibit knowledge of legal terminology to communicate with professionals in the legal field.
  • Assist attorneys with client interviews, legal research, and preparation of documents and pleadings for trial.
  • Exhibit knowledge of appropriate ethical behavior within the legal field.
  • Successfully obtain employment or promotion within the paralegal field including but not limited to: law offices, investigator, claims analyst compliance officer, and legal advocate.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies


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

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