Sep 27, 2023  
2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal (AAS)

This two year degree is designed to train students for employment as paralegals or legal assistants. The AAS degree will provide coursework to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates will be able to perform basic legal research, draft various legal documents, conduct client and witness interviews, participate in basic fact-finding, and assist in trial preparation under the supervision of a lawyer.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and writing as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Note: It is recommended that students take POS 111 , American Government, prior to enrolling in CRJ 210 , and PAR 213  before all other PAR courses with the exception of PAR 115 .

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal. Consult with an advisor for details to develop a personalized schedule.

The Paralegal degree is offered at all campuses via Online Learning. See the Courses section  for more information about Paralegal courses.

AND choose 2 courses from the following list to meet American Bar Association (ABA) guideline

(6-8 credits)

Advised Paralegal Electives

Choose 3 courses (9 credits)

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (63-64)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1035-1050)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .