ASSOCIATE DEGREE
OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN
LEGAL ASSISTANT
1335 Clock Hours/75 Weeks/
65 Credit Hours

The objective of the Associate Degree in Legal Assistant program is to provide the legal knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the operation of legal and business environments.

To introduce the student to the law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers engaged in legal research.

To arm the student with analytical and technical skills necessary to design, develop or plan modifications or new procedures, techniques, services, process or application in the field of law.

To provide students with the practical ‘hands-on” opportunity to prepare or interpret legal documents and write detailed procedures for practicing in certain fields of law and general business environments.

To enable the student to understand how to select, compile, and use technical information from such references as digests, encyclopedia, or practice manuals.

To train the student to analyze and follow procedural problems that involve independent decisions.

To teach the communication skills for effective interaction with other members of the legal business community.

To provide entry-level employment as Legal Assistants in these and other institutions: Banks: Trust Officer, Probate & Pension Specialist, Escrow Officer, Real Estate Mortgage Specialist, Collection Specialist; Corporations: Litigation Specialist, Corporation Paralegal/Legal Assistants, Industrial Relations, Labor Relations Specialist, Probate and/or Pension Specialist; Insurance: Claims Adjuster.
 

TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN LEGAL ASSISTANT, THE FOLLOWING COURSES* ARE REQUIRED:

Real Estate Law **
Litigation Management **
Torts **
Paralegalism & Ethics **
Workers’ Compensation Law, Social Security, and Disability **
Domestic Relations **
Estates & Trusts **
Basic Legal Research **
Legal Research **
Criminal Law & Procedure **
Externship **

Computer Fundamentals
Legal Drafting & Computerized Applications

Introduction to College English
Introduction to College Math
Written Communications
College Algebra
Earth Science
Communication Skills
American Government & Politics
Sociology

*DOES NOT INDICATE THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED.

**CORE CLASS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

Associate Degree of Applied Business in Legal Assistant
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OPEID-O30790

CIP CODES
22.0301

CREDENTIAL LEVEL  02
Occupation (SOC Codes) 23-2011.00  43-6012.00 23-2099.00
 
43-6014.00     43-4171.00     43-99199.00        43-4031.01
 
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Courses  Required
Course# Course Description Clock Hrs. Credit Hrs.
First Semester
MTH 095† Introduction to College Math 60 4
WRC 095† Introduction to College English 60 4
CPF 100 Computer Fundamentals 60 3
INT 111 Paralegalism & Ethics 60 3
COM 110† Communication Skills 45 3
AGP 120† American Government & Politics 45 3
  Total 210 12
Second Semester
DOM 222 Domestic Relations 60 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 45 3
ICA 110 Intermediate Computer Applications 120 5
WRC 110 Written Communications 45 3
  Total 270 14
Third Semester
CMP 223 Criminal Law & Procedure 60 3
BLR 100 Basic Legal Research 30 2
TRT 224 Torts 60 3
ACA 131 Advanced Computer Applications 105 4
  Total 255 12
Fourth Semester
RLE 125 Real Estate Law 60 3
LIT 211 Litigation Management 60 3
LGR 131 Legal Research 60 3
SOC 110 Sociology 45 3
  Total 225 12
Fifth Semester
EST 141 Estates & Trusts 60 3
WCL 221 Workers’ Compensation Law, Social Security, and Disability 60 3
ERS 110 Earth Science 45 3
LDA 216 Legal Drafting & Computerized Applications 60 3
CDE 095 Career Development 10 0
  Total 225 12
 
ITS 252 Externship 150 3
 

THIS COURSE OUTLINE CONTAINS ONLY THE SUGGESTED SEQUENCES OF COURSE WORK. Courses scheduled are dependent upon placement test results.


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*Does not indicate the order in which these courses will be offered.