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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Paralegal, Legal Assistant AAS

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Department: Paralegal  

Program/Major Code: AASLEGALASST/LAS1

CIP Code: 22.0302

Duration in weeks: 64

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define the boundaries of the paralegal career field, explain the duties assigned and the responsibilities delegated to paralegals, including the knowledge of legal ethics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, and in writing with lawyers, clients and witnesses (including interviewing), court personnel, co-workers and other legal/business professionals.
  3. Organize, summarize, analyze and apply factual and legal information for use in preparing legal correspondence, and office, court and other documents for attorney review.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use both print and electronic sources to find and analyze a variety of legal sources, including statutes, rules of court, rules of evidence, case law and regulations, and the ability to apply them to a given set of facts.
  5. Describe the sources of law, hierarchy and powers of various state and federal courts and demonstrate the paralegal’s role during litigation (including note-taking, preparing pleadings, motions, discovery and other documents).

Semester Pathway

This pathway is a suggested sequence of courses for your program of study. Work with an advisor to develop a unique pathway for you based on your placement recommendations, any prior college courses, and your specific situation. The courses listed reflect the minimum requirements for this program. *Designed for students who have completed prerequisites and have met college preparatory requirements in math, writing and reading.

General Education Note: Ensure that one general education CTE course fulfills one of the awareness categories:

First Semester

  • CTE - Communication  - (WRT 101 ) 3 Credits 
  • CTE - Social & Behavioral Science - (POS 201  or POS 210 ) 3 Credits

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Program Total: 62-63 Credits

*Electives - PAR  specialty area electives are not offered every semester; consult with a Paralegal faculty advisor to determine course offerings. 

** Students should take MAT 106   or higher  if the math competency has not been met, or a Math or Science   course if it has been met.

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