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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal, AAS

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Learn to investigate legal cases, draft legal documents, prepare for trial, perform legal research and other law related projects the supervision of an attorney. Program may include a Paralegal Internship.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Become a paralegal or legal assistant, title examiner, trust officer, contract manager, legal investigator, or perform a wide variety of functions in any time of court or corporation.
Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships (https://www.pima.edu/student-resources/transferring-from-pima/index.html) page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Department/Contact Information:

Dean: 520-206-7134
Lead Faculty: 520-206-7298

Program/Major Codes: AASLEGALASST/LAS1

General Education Requirements

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Course lists for each General Education category listed below can be found General Education Requirements for AAS Degrees .

Communication Requirement: †

  • WRT 101  fulfills this requirement.

Arts and Humanities Requirement: †

  • A course from the Arts and Humanities Requirement list below fulfills this requirement

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement: †

Mathematics and Sciences Requirement: †

  • A course from the Mathematics and Science Requirement list below fulfills this requirement.

Other Requirement: †

Special Requirement

  • A course from the Arts and Humanities Requirement list below fulfills this requirement

Subtotal: 0 Credits

Subtotal: 24 Credits

PAR Specialty Area Electives

Complete 15-16 credits from the following PAR specialty area electives course list: (Specialty courses are not offered every semester. Consult with a PAR faculty advisor or counselor to determine class offerings.)

Subtotal: 15-16 Credits

Mathematics and Science Requirement

Complete at least 3 credits from the following courses only:

AST 101IN  , AST 102IN AST 105IN ;  BIO 100IN   or higher (except BIO 296, 299, 299WK);  CHM 121IN   or higher (except CHM 290, 295LB); GEO 101IN GEO 102IN  ; GLG 101IN  [SUN# GLG 1101], GLG 102IN ; PHY 121IN  [SUN# PHY 1111], PHY 122IN  [SUN# PHY 1112], PHY 210IN  [SUN# PHY1121], PHY 216IN  [SUN# PHY 1131], PHY 221IN ;  any 3-credit MAT course at the 100 level or higher, except MAT 108

Mathematics Competency

The Mathematics competency requirement must be met by assessment or course work. Any MAT course at the 100 level or higher, except MAT 108.

Arts and Humanities Requirement

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ANT 112 ANT 148 ANT 205 ANT 206 ART 130   [SUN# ART 1101], ART 131   [SUN# ART 1102]; HIS 101 HIS 102 HIS 113 HIS 114 HIS 122 HIS 124 HIS 141  [SUN# HIS 1131], HIS 142   [SUN# 1132], HIS 148  HIS 160  HIS 161 ;HUM 251  HUM 252  HUM 253  HUM 260  ; LIT 261  

Any AGEC categorical requirement from the “Other Requirements Options:” (c) Second Language list with a “C” or “G” designation

Subtotal: 22-23 Credits

Total Credits as Displayed: 61-63 Credits

† Core or support course(s) fulfill this requirement.
¥ General Education requires a minimum of 15 credits. This subtotal shows the Gen Ed credits not fulfilled by core or support courses.


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