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Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal

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  • Objectives
    In this program, students learn the essential knowledge and skills to enter the legal field as a paralegal. Major topics covered
    include legal research and writing, civil litigation, criminal law, criminal procedure, contracts, torts, law office management, business
    organizations, and ethics as it applies to the paralegal profession. This program prepares students for entry level paralegal positions in
    a variety of functions including law firms, legal departments of corporations, and other non-profit, state, and federal agencies.
  • Course description
    Major Courses
    LEGAL 105 Introduction to Legal Terminology and the Profession
    LEGAL 120 Legal Research
    LEGAL 130 Legal Writing
    LEGAL 140 Civil Litigation for Paralegals I
    LEGAL 150 Civil Litigation for Paralegals II
    LEGAL 170 Criminal Law and Procedure
    LEGAL 180 Tort
    LEGAL 190 Contracts
    LEGAL 200 Ethics for Paralegals
    LEGAL 205 Legal Office Management
    LEGAL 220 Business Organizations and Corporations
    LEGAL 230 Family Law
    LEGAL 297 Paralegal Capstone
    or
    LEGAL 299 Paralegal Internship

    Professional Development Courses
    COMP APP 100 Introduction to Software Applications
    COMP APP 101 Word Processing Essentials
    COMP APP 121 Spreadsheet Applications
    OFF SKLS 101 Keyboarding
    OFF SKLS 151 Intermediate Keyboarding
    PROF DEV 226 Professional Career Development
    SUCCESS 100 Success Strategies

    General Education

    ENGL 105 Composition and Reading
    ENGL 155 College Composition and Research
    ENGL 212 Principles of Public Speaking
    ENV SCI 225 Introduction to Environmental Science
    HUMNS 205 Contemporary Literature: Cultural Perspectives
    MATH 103 Elementary Algebra
    MATH 205 Modern Business Mathematics
    PSYCH 220 Introduction to Psychology

    Developmental Courses
    ENGL 10 Essential Language Skills
    MATH 10 Essential Math

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