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Paralegal Studies, Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate Description 

This curriculum prepares students for the position of paralegal/legal assistant. Students will study law and acquire practical legal skills that are necessary for entry-level employment in a law office. Persons currently working in a law office or in a related environment can upgrade their skills and increase their general and specific knowledge of law. All of the courses in this certificate curriculum can apply to the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business - Paralegal Studies Option.

Certificate Requirements 

ENGL 151English I3
ENGL 152English II3
LAAW 101Introduction to Law and Legal Assisting3
LAAW 104Introduction to Litigation3
LAAW 201Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals3
LAAW 203Law Office Management3
BUSN 251Business Law I3
BUSN 252Business Law II3
CSIT 123Integrated Office Software3
Paralegal Certificate Elective(s)6
Total Credit Hours33

Paralegal Certificate Course Selections

ACCT 161Principles of Accounting I3
BUSN 210Business Communications3
BUSN 267Real Estate Law3
BUSN 271Principles of Management3
CRIM 254Constitutional Law and Rules of Evidence3
CRIM 255Criminal Law and Procedure3
INTR 290Internship 33
LAAW 106Mediation and Conflict Resolution3
LAAW 204Estate Administration3
LAAW 206Family Law3
POLI 161American Federal Government3
PSYC 172General Psychology3