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Paralegal Technology

Paralegal Technology is designed to prepare a 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.
PARALEGAL TECHNOLOGY

Program Curriculum

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR:
First Semester
  • Introduction to Law LET 1123
  • Legal Research LET 1213
  • Family Law LET 1513
  • Wills & Estates LET 1523
  • Real Property I LET 2453
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • Civil Litigation I LET 2313
  • Torts LET 2323
  • Contracts and Business Law LET 2373
  • *Approved Electives (6)
Total 15 Hours
SECOND YEAR:
First Semester
  • Legal Writing LET 1713
  • Civil Litigation II LET 2333
  • Work-Based Learning I WBL 1913
  • Law Office Management LET 2653
  • Special Problem in Paralegal Technology LET 2913
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • English Composition II ENG 1123 OR Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • College Algebra MAT 1313 OR Natural Science w/Lab (4)
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: BAD 2533, BOT 1233, BOT 1273, CRJ 2323, LET 2383, LET 2463, LET 2523, 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.