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Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization

Associate of Science (A.S.)


This program is intended to provide the student with a general course of study in paralegal studies at the freshman and sophomore levels and prepares the student for a baccalaureate degree program in paralegal studies at select colleges and universities.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information. Keyboarding skills are recommended.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 4.
LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant 3  
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Health/Physical Education Elective 1  
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting ll 3  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
LGL 125 Legal Research 3  
MTH 164 Precalculus II or MTH 270 Applied Calculus 3  
Total Credits 12  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BIO 101 General Biology I 4 CHM 111, PHY 201
LGL 126 Legal Writing 3  
LGL Elective 3  
Psychology or Sociology Elective 3 PSY 126 See Note 1.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BIO 102 General Biology II 4 CHM 112, PHY 202
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3  
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 2.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
Total Credits For Program 61  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY (except PSY 100), or SOC.
  2. The humanities/fine arts elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course which offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  3. Students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
  4. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business, and Public Services: 804-706-5121(Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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