Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 62 Credit Hours
The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Paralegal degree is to produce competent, well-rounded individuals who are able to work under the supervision of an attorney in the many areas of the practice of law, specifically, the student will be prepared to perform such tasks as legal research, client interviews, investigations, preparation of legal documents, and other legal work as delegated by an attorney. Paralegal are employed by private law firms, corporations, governmental agencies, insurance companies, title companies, and financial institutions.
This program has been approved by the American Bar Association.
Computers are an important component to many aspects of this profession. The student should be familiar with the keyboard. If not, an additional class in keyboarding is recommended.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
|Required General Education Courses|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|LABORATORY SCIENCE ***||4|
|BUS 120||BUSINESS MATHEMATICS||3|
|Required Program Courses|
|CMGEN 120||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS||3|
|CMPSC 120||BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS||3|
|CRJ 225||CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|CRJ 230||COURT PROCEDURES AND EVIDENCE||3|
|PRLGL 110||INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL||3|
|PRLGL 112||LEGAL RESEARCH I||3|
|PRLGL 113||LEGAL RESEARCH II||3|
|PRLGL 114||FAMILY LAW||3|
|PRLGL 115||WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION||3|
|PRLGL 116||CIVIL LITIGATION||3|
|PRLGL 117||ADMINISTRATIVE LAW||3|
|PRLGL 118||LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT||3|
|PRLGL 159||PARALEGAL PRE-INTERNSHIP||1|
|PRLGL 215||BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE||3|
|PRLGL 260||PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVE *****||3|
* POLSC 115, 119 or PSY 110 are recommended
** PHIL 111 or COMM 110 are recommended
*** BIOL 111 or 140 are recommended
**** MATH 110 or above
***** Liberal Arts courses as well as law related courses are recommended.
Students must attain a grade of "C" or higher in each PRLGL course (including equated transfer courses). PRLGL 113, 116, and 260 must be taken at ICC to graduate from the program. All prerequisites to PRLGL courses must be satisfied with a grade of "C" or better. Students should "Petition to Graduate" after completing 45 or more of the above hours. The petition is available in the Student Service Center, L211.
For Program Information Contact:
Social Sciences and Public Services Department