ASSOCIATE DEGREE
OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN
LEGAL ASSISTANT
1455 Clock Hours/90 Weeks/
77 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 **
Domestic Relations **
Estates & Trusts **
Basic Legal Research **
Legal Research **
Criminal Law & Procedure **
Internship **

Keyboarding I
Keyboarding II
Computer Literacy
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
CPL 100 Computer Literacy 60 3
INT 110 Paralegalism & Ethics 60 4
COM 110† Communication Skills 45 3
AGP 120† American Government & Politics 45 3
  Total 210-240 13-15
Second Semester
DOM 220 Domestic Relations 60 4
MTH 110 College Algebra 45 3
KEY 110 Keyboarding I 60 3
WRC 110 Written Communications 45 3
  Total 210 13
Third Semester
CMP 220 Criminal Law & Procedure 60 4
BLR 100 Basic Legal Research 30 2
TRT 220 Torts 60 4
KEY 220 Keyboarding II 60 3
  Total 210 13
Fourth Semester
RLE 120 Real Estate Law 60 4
LIT 210 Litigation Management 60 4
LGR 130 Legal Research 60 4
SOC 110 Sociology 45 3
  Total 225 15
Fifth Semester
EST 140 Estates & Trusts 60 4
WCL 220 Workers’ Compensation Law 60 4
ERS 110 Earth Science 45 3
LDA 210 Legal Drafting & Computerized Apps 60 4
  Total 225 15
Sixth Semester
ITS 250  Internship 375 8
COM 110† Communication Skills 45 3
AGP 120† American Government & Politics 45 3
  Total 375-465 8-14

† 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.