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Paralegal/Legal Studies A.S. (2112)

The Paralegal and Legal Studies Program offers classes that provide a broad overview of the law as well as classes that concentrate on the skills needed to perform as a valuable member of a legal services team.   

Many students take these five classes as a primer to law school:

In fact, any of the courses we teach in the Paralegal and Legal Studies Program help students  succeed in law school as well as the law office.  

Students who pursue the A.S. degree also take more specialized courses, supporting their understanding of all aspects of the law, and they have the opportunity to choose from a variety of program electives, allowing them to deepen their knowledge in specific areas such as administrative and legislative law. Legal ethics is a subject that will be discussed in each of the program classes. This program equips students to avoid ethical pitfalls and resolve all manner of ethical dilemmas by including a course in applied ethics. Employers appreciate TCC's strong emphasis on ethics training.

 

This program offer a mix of day, evening, and online courses that we have found fit best the schedules of most of our students, many of whom are also working. Indeed, many students come to TCC because it is possible to take the entire program online. The online courses require self-discipline, motivation, and perseverance, three characteristics that are essential for paralegals.

 

Scheduling Your Courses

It is recommended that students include as many paralegal courses as possible in their schedule each semester, and fill in the open spots with general education courses. Beginning courses should include: PLA1003, BUL2241, IDS2182 and BUL2242. These courses require no prerequisite. Students must complete PLA1003 before taking any other paralegal class.
 

View Suggested Schedules (.pdf)

 

 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
To prepare students to enter the field of paralegal and/or legal assisting and to perform effectively as a part of a legal services team. The course work in the program also serves as an informal primer for students considering law school.

Employment Types:
Paralegal, Legal Assistant

Program Length:
64 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Standard high school diploma or GED diploma and meet the required minimum scores on the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test, SAT or ACT (or complete the necessary developmental courses)

Academic Division:
Division of Technology and Professional Programs

Contact:
(850) 201-8352 or techedu@tcc.fl.edu

Note: Students who intend to earn a Paralegal/Legal Studies Associate of Science degree in a timely manner should pay close attention to the paralegal classes offered each semester and make enrolling in paralegal classes their first scheduling priority. The courses in this program are primarily offered as Web-based or evening classes.

Course Information


General Education (18 credit hours)


Program Courses (37 credit hours)


Please refer to Course Descriptions for information on course availability by semester.

Program Electives (3 credits hours)


Choose one of the following:

History (6 credit hours)


  • Select any college-level History  courses: 6 credit hour(s)

 

 Online Courses

 
Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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