Paralegal

Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Paralegal

Paralegal AAS Degree

This program prepares students 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 AAS Paralegal course requirements: PAR 115 and one PAR Elective course. Please see a Paralegal Faculty Advisor or Academic Advisor for advising.

Program Admission Requirements

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

Requirements

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
Elective 2 3
 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
Elective 2 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
PAR 209 Constitutional Law 3
PAR 212 Legal Writing 1 3
Elective 2 3
Elective 2 3
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course ( GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) or Guaranteeed Transfer History Course (GT-HI1) 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
PAR 280 Internship 3
PAR 289 Capstone 3
Elective 2 3
Elective 2 3
Guarnateed Transfer Arts & Humanitites Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Choose from the following:

CIS 118  Introduction to PC Applications

CIS 135  Complete PC Word Processing: Word (highly recommended for students lacking word processing proficiency)

PAR 116  Torts

PAR 117  Family Law

PAR 118  Contracts

PAR 125 Property Law

PAR 126  Administrative Law

PAR 205  Criminal Law

PAR 206  Business Organizations

PAR 208  Probate and Estates

PAR 210  Sexual Orientation and the Law

PAR 217  Environmental Law

PAR 218  Bankruptcy Law

Paralegal AAS Transfer Degree

The following courses represent the CCD/UC-Denver paralegal transfer agreement. Students completing these degree requirements will have completed their lower-division general education requirements and will be eligible to transfer to the University of Colorado at Denver as juniors in sociology or political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or as criminal justice majors 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 2 CCCOnline PAR courses to apply toward the AAS Paralegal course requirements: PAR 115 and one PAR Elective course. Please see a Paralegal Faculty Advisor or Academic Advisor for advising.

Program Admission Requirements

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

Requirements

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
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
PAR 201 Civil Litigation 1 3
PAR 202 Evidence 3
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 3
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
PAR 211 Legal Research 1 3
Elective 2 3
Elective 2 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
PAR 209 Constitutional Law 3
PAR 212 Legal Writing 3
Elective 2 3
Guaranteed Transfer History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2)) 3
 Subtotal15
Fifth Semester
PAR 280 Internship 3
PAR 289 Capstone 3
 Subtotal6
 Total Credits67
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Choose from the following:

CIS 135  Complete PC Word Processing: Word (highly recommended for students lacking word processing proficiency)

PAR 116  Torts

PAR 117  Family Law

PAR 118  Contracts

PAR 125 Property Law

PAR 126  Administrative Law

PAR 205  Criminal Law

PAR 206  Business Organizations

PAR 208  Probate and Estates

PAR 210  Sexual Orientation and the Law

PAR 217  Environmental Law

PAR 218  Bankruptcy Law

Certificate in Paralegal

General Paralegal Certificate

This program prepares individuals with job-entry skills for the general paralegal field. Emphasis is placed on practical skills such as interviewing, researching and document drafting. This certificate is fully transferable to the Paralegal AAS and Transferable AAS degrees. Please see an Academic Advisor about these pathways.

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 Paralegal Certificate course requirements: PAR 115 and one PAR Elective course. Please see a Paralegal Faculty Advisor or Academic Advisor for advising.

Program Admission Requirements

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

Requirements

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
Elective 2 3
Elective 2 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits30
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Choose from the following:

CIS 135  Complete PC Word Processing: Word (highly recommended for students lacking word processing proficiency)

PAR 116  Torts

PAR 117  Family Law

PAR 118  Contracts

PAR 125 Property Law

PAR 126  Administrative Law

PAR 205  Criminal Law

PAR 206  Business Organizations

PAR 208  Probate and Estates

PAR 210  Sexual Orientation and the Law

PAR 217  Environmental Law

PAR 218  Bankruptcy Law