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.