PARALEGAL STUDIES (PS12)

The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations; research in state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; criminal law and procedure, and tort law. This program emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to aid lawyers in the delivery of legal services.


Diploma
Program Length 38 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Warner Robins Campus


Minimum Test Scores      
  Test: Asset Compass Not Required
Reading   79  
English   62  
Mathematics      
Algebra   37  

Paralegal Studies Diploma Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 8
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
 
Choose one (1) of the following Mathematics courses:  
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
3
  OR  
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
     
Occupational Courses 30
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
PARA 1100 Introduction to Law And Ethics 3
PARA 1105 Legal Research and Legal Writing I 3
PARA 1110 Legal Research and Legal Writing II 3
PARA 1115 Family Law 3
PARA 1125 Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure 3
PARA 1140 Tort Law 3
PARA 1145 Law Office Management 3
 
Choose six (6) hours from the following courses:
PARA 1135 Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Administration 3
PARA 1200 Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Relations 3
PARA 1205 Constitutional Law 3
     
  Total Hours 38