2017-2018 Catalog

Paralegal Studies, A.S.

2278: A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies (64 Credit Hours)

CIP: 22.0302

FL CIP: 1722030200

SOC: 23-2011

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in law-related areas. While paralegals typically are found in law firms, they also are utilized by government agencies, insurance companies, bank trust departments, corporations, and the court system. Dedicated, motivated students will graduate with an Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies and with qualifications to sit for the Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant Exam administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Requirements

Program Core Courses

PLA 1003Introduction to the Paralegal Field

3

OST 1100Introduction to Word

3

OST 2335Business Communications

3

OST 1110Intermediate Word

3

PLA 2800Laws of Family Relations

3

BUL 2241Business Law I

3

PLA 1104Legal Research and Writing

3

PLA 2610Real Estate Law and Property Transactions

3

PLA 2201Litigation Procedures

3

PLA 1949Work Experience I

3

PLA 1949 prerequisites: ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I, PLA 1003 Introduction to Legal Technology, PLA 1104 Legal Research and Writing I.

Program Electives (select 19 credits)

CGS 1100Microcomputer Applications

3

OST 1384Customer Service

3

OST 2717Advanced Word

3

MAN 2021Principles of Management

3

OST 2401Office Administration I

3

ACG 2071Managerial Accounting

3

CGS 2103Spreadsheet Applications

3

CET 1171Introduction to Computer Technology

3

OST 2402Office Administration II

3

ACO 1807Payroll Accounting

3

ACG 2021Financial Accounting

3

CJL 2130Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures

3

CGS 2557Internet Technologies

3

PLA 2273Torts

3

PLA 2600Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration

3

PLA 2114Legal Research and Writing II

3

BUL 2242Business Organizations and Debtor/Creditor Relations

3

GEB 2430Ethics in Management

3

ENC 1102Freshman Composition Skills II**

3

ECO 2023Principles of Economics - Micro

3

GEB 1011Introduction to Business

3

MNA 2141Basic Leadership/Supervisory Skills

3

MAR 2011Principles of Marketing

3

COP 1332Programming in Visual Basic.net

3

COP 1030Fundamental Programming Concepts

3

CGS 1820Web Programming

3

CTS 2120Security Fundamentals

3

CGS 2540Database Management Systems

3

CIS 2321Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design

3

CGS 2871Multimedia Computer Applications

3

General Education Courses

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**

3

One of the following:

MAC 1105College Algebra**

3

MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**

5

MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**

3

MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**

3

STA 2023Elementary Statistics**

3

STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**

3

One of the following:

ARH 1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities

3

LIT 1000Introduction to Literature

3

MUL 1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy

3

THE 1000Theatre Appreciation

3

One of the following:

AMH 2020United States History Since 1877

3

ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology

3

ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro

3

POS 2041American National Government

3

PSY 2012General Psychology

3

PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology

3

SYG 2000Introductory Sociology

3

One of the following:

AST 1002Descriptive Astronomy

3

BSC 1005Introduction to Biology

3

BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I

3

BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

CHM 1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies

4

CHM 2045General Chemistry I

3

ESC 1000Earth Science

3

EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors

3

PHY 1020Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors

3

PHY 1053CGeneral Physics I with Lab

4

PHY 2048CGeneral Physics with Calculus I with Lab

5

Total Credit Hours: 64