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Paralegal Program

Associate in Applied Science

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

Program Coordinator: Kathryn Brussel

Emphasis in the Paralegal curriculum is to integrate practice with theory. Students are educated in the various skills required to perform detailed legal work as defined by general legal procedures and the legal expertise of the faculty. In this way, they are exposed to many legal practice techniques in the form of practical experience that enhance their placement possibilities upon graduation.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirements:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II* or
 
ENGL0206 Technical Writing
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
 
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirements
Math Core Elective
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements
(3 credit hours from one of the following disciplines including:
Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
(3 credit hours from one of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements
Natural and Physical Sciences Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Total General Education Requirements
22-25
 
Technical Requirements
CIST0111 Microcomputer Business Software*
3
BUSN1151 Basic Keyboarding or
 
BUSN1153 Speedbuilding I
1
PRLG0121 Introduction to Law
3
PRLG0131 Legal Research I*
3
PRLG0132 Litigation I*
3
PRLG0152 Real Estate Law*
3
PRLG0162 Family Law*
3
PRLG0205 Legal Writing*
3
PRLG0207 Criminal Law for the Paralegal*
3
PRLG0212 Business Organizations*
3
PRLG0231 Legal Research II*
3
PRLG0232 Litigation II*
3
PRLG0241 Wills, Trusts, and Probate*
3
PRLG0270 Insurance Law*
3
PRLG0271 Seminar: Legal Interviewing & Investigation*
2
PRLG0275 Paralegal Internship I*
1
PRLG0276 Paralegal Internship II*
1
Total
44
Total hours required for an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Degree
66-69

*See course description for prerequisite.