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Paralegal Studies, Certificate of Technical Studies

This certificate program is designed to provide intensive paralegal training to prepare students to enter the job market as paralegals in law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, title companies, banks and corporations. All of the courses in this certificate apply toward the Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies.

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010English Composition I3
BUSN 1150Survey of Microcomputer App3
BUSN 1600Word Processing3
Major Courses 1
PARL 1000Intro to Law and the Para Prof3
PARL 1050Litigation3
PARL 1100Legal Research3
PARL 2000Case Analysis and Writing3
Paralegal Electives 2
Select three Paralegal electives9
Total Hours30

Must earn a grade of "C" or better in each. At least twelve (12) credit hours must be earned in residence.


Must earn a grade of "C" or better in each.

Paralegal Electives

PARL 1200Business Associations3
PARL 1300Legal Ethics3
PARL 1500Constitutional Law3
PARL 2050Evidence3
PARL 2100The Law of Torts and Prod Liab3
PARL 2150Insurance Law3
PARL 2200Contracts3
PARL 2250Criminal Procedure3
PARL 2300Domestic Law and Litigation3
PARL 2350Special Topics: Discovery3
PARL 2400Legal Drafting3
PARL 2500Paralegal Practicum3
PARL 2600Notary Public Law & Prep3
BUSN 2190Legal Environment of Business3
BUSN 2200Business Law3
ENVN 1030Environmental Law3
OFCR 1400College Keyboarding3
OFCR 1450Speed-Building Strategies3
OFCR 2100Advanced Typing3
OADM 1500Administrtv Office Procedures3
OADM 1510Legal Typing3
POLI 1100American Government3
POLI 2610Constitutional Law3
SOCI 2090Criminology3
SOCI 2400Juvenile Delinquency3
SPTP Special Topics in Law
Any PARL course approved by advisor