Paralegal Studies ATC

ATC.PLA (21 Credit Hours) | Part of the Law, Public Safety & Security Subject

Paralegal Studies Advanced Technical Certificate - 21 Credit Hours
If you already hold a bachelor’s or higher degree, this certificate will prepare you for work in a law office, corporation or government agency. Qualify to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant Exam sponsored by the National Association for Legal Assistants.

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

Program Required Courses

YEAR I – First Semester

†PLA    1003    Introduction to the Paralegal Profession - 3 cr.
†PLA    1271    Tort Law+ - 3 cr.
*Any PLA specified elective offered during this term - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

†PLA    1104    Writing and Research I - 3 cr.
*Any PLA specified elective offered during this term. - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

†PLA    2114    Writing and Research II - 3 cr.
*Any PLA specified elective offered during this term. - 3 cr.

*Select 9 credit hours from the following:

†PLA 1203 Litigation Procedures I - 3 cr.
†PLA 1433 Business Organizations - 3 cr.
†PLA 1600 Administration of Wills/Trusts/Probate - 3 cr.
†PLA 1611 Real Estate Law/Property Transactions I - 3 cr.
†PLA 1700 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 3 cr.
†PLA 1949 Paralegal Internship - 3 cr.
†PLA 2303 Criminal Litigation - 3 cr.
†PLA 2421 Contract Law - 3 cr.
†PLA 2460 Bankruptcy Law - 3 cr.
†PLA 2531 Elder Law - 3 cr.
†PLA 2612 Real Estate Law/Property Transaction II - 3 cr.
†PLA 2732 Law Office Computer Applications - 3 cr.
†PLA 2763 Law Office Management - 3 cr.
†PLA 2800 Family Law - 3 cr.

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