LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 27, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Paralegal, CERT


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The Paralegal Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to prepare for a career in the Paralegal field. Paralegal graduates can work in a variety of areas including but not limited to: government services, government or private law firms, financial institutions, etc. This program offers coursework intended to prepare students for immediate employment, however, coursework may transfer to a four-year university or BAS program.

The Paralegal Certificate of Completion is available only to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Paralegal programs website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Human & Public Services pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively draft a variety of legal documents.
  2. Conduct legal research.
  3. Apply legal research to legal writing.
  4. Demonstrate organizational skills.
  5. Demonstrate effective interviewing skills.
  6. Recognize the ethical rules governing the practice of law.
  7. Apply legal concepts to factual scenarios.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • See listing of approved program LEGL electives and offering rotation in the Approved Electives section below.
  • Students may choose to complete a LEGL elective during the summer semester.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of LEGL 1500  as a pre or co-requisite of all other LEGL courses.

Semester Total: 12 Credits


Second Semester


Course Requirements


Choice Points


  • See listing of approved program LEGL electives and offering rotation in the Approved Electives section below.
  • Students may choose to complete a LEGL elective during the summer semester.

Semester Total: 12 Credits


Third Semester


Course Requirements


Choice Points


  • See listing of approved program LEGL electives and offering rotation in the Approved Electives* section below.

Semester Total: 6 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 30 Credits


Approved Program Electives

The Paralegal certificate program requires faculty approved LEGL electives. Below is a listing of LEGL electives and the scheduled rotations in which the courses are offered. Students should be prepared to take the LEGL elective(s) scheduled in that particular semester.

LEGL Courses

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The Paralegal program is intended for students to enter the workforce after graduation. Graduates may work in law firms, state or federal government offices, financial institutions, or title companies.

Additional information on careers in the Paralegal field available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Paralegal program offers coursework intended to prepare students for immediate employment; however, coursework may transfer to a four-year university or BAS program.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer. 

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