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Paralegal Degree | Certification

PPSC offers an Associate Degree and Certificate options in the Paralegal program. We also offer robust night and weekend class options to accommodate both full time and part-time students.

Transferring to PPSC
PPSC welcomes transfer students from American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Programs. Students transferring credit into PPSC's paralegal program may be required to take no less than fifteen (15) credits at PPSC to earn their degree

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Associate of Applied Science

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3)

PAR 1114 Computers and the Law (3) 

PAR 1115 Introduction to Law (3)

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts (4)

 

Total 13 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1022 English Composition II (3)

PAR 2213 Legal Research and Writing (3) 

PAR 2201 Civil Litigation (3)

PAR 1127 Legal Ethics (3)

General Elective (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

PHI 1012;PHI 1013;CRJ 2035;BUS 2016;COM 1025;ACC 1021

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

PAR 1118 Contracts (3)

PAR 2205 Criminal Law (3)

PAR 1116 Torts (3)

PAR 2208 Probate and Estates (3)

PAR 1125 Property Law (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

PAR 2209 Constitutional Law (3)

PAR 1117 Family Law (3)

PAR 2206 Business Organizations (3)

Political Science (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

POS 1011;POS 1025

General Elective (From Approved AAS Electives) (3)

PHI 1012; PHI 1013; CRJ 2035;BUS 2016;COM 1025;ACC 1021

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

PAR 2202 Evidence (3)

PAR 2080 Internship (3)

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PAR 2087 Cooperative Education (3)

Total 6 Credit Hours 

 

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Legal Technician Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

PAR 1114 Computers and the Law (3)

PAR 1115 Introduction to Law (3)

PAR 1117 Family Law (3)

PAR 1127 Legal Ethics (3)

 

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Course & Credit Hours

PAR 2201 Civil Litigation* (3)

PAR 2202 Evidence (3)

PAR 2205 Criminal Law* (3)

PAR 2213 Legal Research and Writing (3)

 
Total 24 Credit Hours 

* Students may substitute any notated courses with equivalent Paralegal Legal Study (LS) classes, at the discretion of the program  

 

Program Information Flyer

The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an advisor for more information.

2-year Course Offerings Printable Program Flier (PDF)

2-Year Course Offerings - AAS