Division of Technical Studies
The mission of the NTCC Paralegal Program is to prepare students for employment or promotional opportunities in the paralegal field and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in the legal field by preparing students to analyze complex legal issues, solve problems, conduct legal research, prepare legal documents, and conduct the day-to-day business operations in a legal office.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Paralegal Studies Program will be able to:
- Describe the role of a paralegal and demonstrate legal ethics within that role
- Navigate federal, state, and administrative law court systems
- Apply problem-solving skills in both substantive and procedural civil and criminal laws to the facts of a particular case
- Conduct legal research and analyze statutes, regulations, and relevant case law
- Analyze and assist in the preparation of basic legal documents including contracts, discovery requests/responses, and legal memorandum
Student achievement related to Program Learning Outcomes is assessed systematically and results are made available on the Program Review webpage.
- Lacombe Campus (Lacombe)
Certificate of Technical Studies in Paralegal Studies
The following criteria must be satisfied towards completion of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paralegal Studies:
|Intro to Criminal Justice
|Introduction to Corrections
|Police Systems and Practices
|Introduction to Criminal Law
|Intro to Paralegal Studies
|Civil Procedure & Litigation
|Tort Law for Paralegals
|Family Law for Paralegals
|Business Law for Paralegals
|Legal Research and Writing
|Introduction to Computers
|Computer Lit. & Applications
Additional Exit Points:
Associate of General Studies
The highest exit point in the Paralegal Studies program is the Associate of General Studies (AGS). The following criteria must be satisfied towards the completion of the Associate of General Studies (AGS):
|Certificate of General Studies
General Education Core
General Education Electives
|Paralegal Studies Elective Courses*
*It is recommended that students complete the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paralegal Studies towards the 30 credit hours needed for completion of the Associate of General Studies.
Anticipated program length for the completion of the highest level exit point is 2 years.
Program requirements must be completed with a programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher and grade of "C" or higher in all applicable coursework.
To learn more about careers related to the Paralegal Studies program, including salary range and job demand, click the link below.
Career Services Resources
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