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Paralegal Studies

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paralegal program is designed to provide students with training required for employment as a paralegal. The program covers foundations and types of law including business and tort law in addition to fundamentals of litigation. Courses focus on paralegal responsibilities in the various areas of law practice, including the development of effective written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, computer proficiency, and legal research techniques. Legal theory and ethics are integrated throughout the program. The program includes both a Certificate of Completion in Paralegal and an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal.

CIP Code: 22.0302

Program Notes

* indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites. 

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Required Courses

Required Courses 36-39
Course # Course Title Credits
Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) Shared Unique Number Number CIS1120

CRE101* College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment. 

First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1101 OR
First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
PAR102 Foundations of the Paralegal Profession 3
PAR104* Ethics for the Paralegal 3
PAR106* Legal Foundations for Paralegals 3
PAR112* Paralegal Fundamentals of Litigation 3
PAR114 * Paralegal Litigation 3
PAR206 * Paralegal Business Law 3
PAR208 * Introduction to Tort Law 3
PAR220 * Paralegal Writing 3
PAR222 * Paralegal Research 3
PAR224 * Law Office Technology for the Paralegal 3


The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 36-39
Minimum GPA: 2.00


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