Paralegal Studies

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Preparation for entry level employment in law offices. Provides students with practical legal skills enabling them to draft legal documents. Students are familiarized with fundamental concepts of substantive areas such as torts and business law. Legal theory and related practical applications are integrated throughout the program.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate 1) basic knowledge in legal skills which will prepare them to obtain an entry level position within a law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and 2) competency in communications, critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and technological applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement skills and techniques involved in law practice that aid understanding criminal law and complying with both state and federal law.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

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Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 10/2022

First Semester: Fall

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ENG 100 Introduction to Composition 3 Prerequisite/GE- Composition

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ENG 101 Freshman Composition/GE 3 Prerequisite
LAS 101 Introduction to Law 3 Major Requirement
LAS 204 Business Law for Paralegals 3 Major Requirement
LAS 211 Legal Research 3 Major Requirement

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
LAS 109 Legal Procedures 4 Major Requirement
LAS 131 Legal Writing 3 Major Requirement

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
LAS 220 Legal Interviewing, Investigating/Report Wrt 3 Major Requirement
LAS 221 Computerized Law Office and Litigation Support 3 Major Requirement
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