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Paralegal Legal Assistant Technology

Paralegal Technology - Legal Assistant Technology is designed to prepare person for entry-level employment as a paralegal in courts, corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Paralegal Technology requires courses in the career technical core, designated areas of concentration, and the academic core. The program offers a Technical certificate, an Advanced Technical Certificate and an AAS degree. The curriculum is based on standards developed from the National Association of Legal Assistants’ Descriptions of Certified Paralegal (CP) Exam Sections. Additional research data used in the development of this publication was collected from a review of related literature and from surveys of local experts in business, industry, and education.

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • Introduction to Law LET 1123
  • Legal Research LET 1213
  • Family Law LET 1513
  • Real Property I LET 2453
  • Microsoft Word I BOT 1233
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • Civil Litigation I LET 2313
  • Torts LET 2323
  • Contracts and Business Law LET 2373
  • Wills & Estates LET 1523
  • *Approved Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours
First Semester
  • Legal Writing LET 1713
  • Civil Litigation II LET 2333
  • Smart Start Pathway SSP 1002
  • Law Office Management LET 2653
  • Special Problem in Paralegal Technology LET 2913
  • Work-Based Learning I WBL 1913
Total 17 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313 OR Natural Science w/Lab (4)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • SPT/COM 1113 Public Speaking OR ENG 1123 Eng. Comp II
Total 15 Hours

(Option One) A Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 30 hours of career technical coursework.
(Option Two) An Advanced Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 45 hours of career technical coursework.
(Option Three) An AAS Degree may be earned after successfully completing required career technical and academic coursework.

*Approved Electives: BOT 1273, CRJ 2323, LET 2383, LET 2463, LET 2523, Work-Based Learning, or any other technical or academic course approved by advisor.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.