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.
Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) have signed an agreement that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Administration/Public Safety. CMU will accept a maximum of 63 credits from the completed AAS Paralegal degree. Thirty-five credit hours of required Paralegal courses will transfer as the Bachelor of Applied Science core. Please consult with your adviser.
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: students should take PAR 115 and PAR 213 prior to enrolling in all other PAR courses. It is also recommended that students take POS 111 prior to enrolling in CRJ 210 .
Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal. Consult with an adviser for details to develop a personalized schedule.
The Paralegal degree is offered at all campuses via Online Learning. CMC also offers a certificate in Paralegal .
Learn more about the Paralegal Program