Paralegal

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Paralegal

Community College of Denver currently offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees in paralegal.

  

Paralegal

The Associate of Applied Science in paralegal prepares you for entry into the paralegal field. Emphasis is placed on practical skills such as interviewing, research and document drafting.

NOTE: Due to accreditation standards and CCD’s graduation requirement, beginning fall 2009 semester, CCD will accept a maximum of 2 CCCOnline PAR courses to apply toward the A.A.S. paralegal course requirements: PAR 115 and one PAR elective course. Please see a paralegal faculty advisor or your academic advisor for assistance.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 107 Career Math (or higher math course) 1 3
PAR 115 Introduction to Law 1 3
PAR 201 Civil Litigation 1 3
Choose One Elective 3
Torts  
Family Law  
Contracts  
Property Law  
Administrative Law  
Introduction to PC Applications  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
PAR 202 Evidence 3
PAR 211 Legal Research 1 3
Choose One Paralegal Course 3
Criminal Law  
Business Organizations  
Probate and Estates  
Sexual Orientation and the Law  
Environmental Law  
Bankruptcy Law  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
PAR 209 Constitutional Law 3
PAR 212 Legal Writing 1 3
Choose One Elective 3
Torts  
Family Law  
Contracts  
Property Law  
Administrative Law  
Complete PC Word Processing: Word  
Choose One Paralegal Course 3
Criminal Law  
Business Organizations  
Probate and Estates  
Sexual Orientation and the Law  
Environmental Law  
Bankruptcy Law  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
PAR 280 Internship 3
PAR 289 Capstone 3
Choose One Elective 3
Torts  
Family Law  
Contracts  
Property Law  
Administrative Law  
Introduction to PC Applications  
Choose One Elective 3
Criminal Law  
Business Organizations  
Probate and Estates  
Sexual Orientation and the Law  
Environmental Law  
Complete PC Word Processing: Word  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60
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Paralegal Transfer

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in paralegal transfer degree is an agreement between CCD and the University of Colorado Denver. The following courses are all required. Once you complete these degree requirements, you will have completed your lower-division general education requirements and will be eligible to transfer to the University of Colorado Denver as a junior in sociology or political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or as a criminal justice major in the School of Public Affairs.

NOTE: Due to accreditation standards and CCD’s graduation requirement, beginning fall 2009 semester, CCD will accept a maximum of two CCCOnline PAR courses to apply toward the A.A.S. paralegal course requirements: PAR 115 and one PAR elective course. Please see a paralegal faculty advisor or your academic advisor for assistance.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education and paralegal courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1Or any other Guaranteed Transfer Math Course (GT-MA1) 1 3
PAR 115 Introduction to Law 1 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
PAR 201 Civil Litigation 1 3
PAR 202 Evidence 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
PAR 211 Legal Research 3
Choose One Elective 3
Torts  
Family Law  
Contracts  
Property Law  
Administrative Law  
Complete PC Word Processing: Word  
Choose One Paralegal Course 3
Criminal Law  
Business Organizations  
Probate and Estates  
Sexual Orientation and the Law  
Environmental Law  
Bankruptcy Law  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
American Government: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
PAR 209 Constitutional Law 3
PAR 212 Legal Writing 3
Choose One Paralegal Course 3
Torts  
Family Law  
Criminal Law  
Business Organizations  
Probate and Estates  
Environmental Law  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 3
Astronomy II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
 Subtotal15
Fifth Semester
PAR 280 Internship 3
PAR 289 Capstone 3
 Subtotal6
 Total Credits67
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Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Paralegal

Paralegal

The paralegal certificate prepares you with the job-entry skills for the general paralegal field. Emphasis is placed on practical skills such as interviewing, researching and document drafting. This certificate transfers fully to the Associate of Applied Science degrees in paralegal.

NOTE: Due to accreditation standards and CCD’s graduation requirement, beginning fall 2009 semester, CCD will accept a maximum of two CCCOnline PAR courses to apply toward the paralegal certificate course requirements: PAR 115 and one PAR elective course. Please see your academic advisor for advising information on this program.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PAR 115 Introduction to Law 1 3
PAR 201 Civil Litigation 1 3
PAR 202 Evidence 3
PAR 211 Legal Research 1 3
PAR 212 Legal Writing 1 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
PAR 209 Constitutional Law 3
PAR 280 Internship 3
PAR 289 Capstone 3
Choose One Elective 3
Complete PC Word Processing: Word  
Torts  
Family Law  
Contracts  
Property Law  
Administrative Law  
Choose One Paralegal Course 3
Criminal Law  
Business Organizations  
Probate and Estates  
Sexual Orientation and the Law  
Environmental Law  
Bankruptcy Law  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits30
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