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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Paralegal Fundamentals, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Spring Semester
Length of Program: One Term
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 12

Program Description: The Paralegal Fundamentals program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for entry level positions in the law firm. 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; analysis of state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; criminal law and procedure; and family law. The program emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to aid lawyers in the delivery of legal services.

Employment Opportunities: Graduates of the Paralegal Fundamentals TCC can find entry-level employment opportunities in corporate legal departments, government agencies, and law firms specializing in areas of law such as real property law; criminal law; civil litigation; tort law; contract law; and probate law. Students learn the skills necessary to aid in the delivery of legal services.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 12 credits

COMP 1000INTRO TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

PARA 1100Introduction to Laws & Ethics

3

PARA 1115Family Law

3

PARA 1125Criminal Law & Procedures

3

Guided Pathway

You may click on any course below to view the course description and prerequisite information.

Students who do not follow the Course Sequence listed below may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown.

Augusta Day Program, Spring Entry

PROGRAM NAME: Paralegal Fundamentals (PF21)

AWARD:Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Spring Semester

COMP 1000INTRO TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

PARA 1100Introduction to Laws & Ethics

3

PARA 1115Family Law

3

PARA 1125Criminal Law & Procedures

3