Paralegal Studies

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Paralegal Studies (260)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit Pre-Requisite Courses (if applicable)
AST 101 Keyboarding I 2  
BUS 241 Business Law I 3  
ENG 111 College Composition  3  
LGL 110 Introduction to Law & the Legal Assistant 3  
LGL 120 Legal Terminology 3  
LGL 200 Ethics for the Paralegal 1  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ITE 175 Email Essentials 1  
MKT 170 Customer Service 1  
AST 141 Word Processing I 3 AST 101
Eligible for Microsoft Office Specialist Word Core Exam upon completion of AST 141
LGL 115 Real Estate Law 3  
LGL 117 Family Law 3  
LGL 127 Legal Research & Writing 3  
MTH 132 Business Mathematics  3  
Eligible for Legal Office Assisting Certificate (261) 
Eligible for Certification in FastCase Legal Research Database
SECOND YEAR FALL  
LGL 195 Topics in Paralegal Studies 2  
 AST 205 Business Communications 3  
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3  
LGL 216

Trial Preparation & Discovery Practice

3  
LGL 218 Criminal Law 3  
PLS 135 U.S. Government I 3  
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1  
SECOND YEAR SPRING
AST 265 Legal Office Procedures I 3 ENG 111; AST 141
LGL 221 E-Practice 3 AST 141, ENG 111, and LGL 216
LGL 222 Information Technology for the Paralegal 3 AST 141, ENG 111, and ITE 119
LGL 290 Coordinated Internship 3  
Eligible for Career Readiness Certifications while enrolled in LGL 290
PSY 120 Human Relations 3  
    Humanities Elective 3

See approved list

Total Program Credits 69  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

For MTH 132, MTH 141 or higher math is a course substitution.

For ITE 119,  ITE 115  is a course substitution.

For PLS 132, HIS 121; PLS 211, 135, 136 are course substitutions.

For PSY 120, any higher level PSY is a course substitution.

Please see an advisor for more information.

 

For Further Information, Contact:

Beth Snodgrass
bsnodgrass@mecc.edu 276-523-9059
Angie Lester
alester@mecc.edu 276-523-7462
Wes Mullins, Assistant Dean of Business & Information Technology
jmullins@mecc.edu 276-523-9017