2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Technology, AAS (A25380)

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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

Major Courses

Total: 56 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

  • Other Requirement Credit Hours: 1 *

Total: 1 Credit Hours

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 75

*Recommended Elective & General Education Options

Co-op Elective:

Take 2 Credits:

Major Electives:

Take 2 Credits:


Take One:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Take One:

Other Requirements:

Take One:


Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, math or science.

This program is approved by the American Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar.

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