Paralegal Studies CSC
Career Studies Certificate (CSC)
C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees
This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the legal field as a paralegal or legal assistant. This is a first-level program for a person who intends to pursue a certificate and/or associate degree in paralegal studies or legal assisting.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
|Required Courses||CR.||Pre-requisite Courses||Approved Course Substitutions|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3||See placement test scores|
|ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts||3||See Note 1|
|LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant||3|
|LGL 125 Legal Research||3|
|LGL 126 Legal Writing||3|
|LGL Elective (any LGL course)||3|
|Total Minimum Credits to Complete||18|
- Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
- Students may desire to continue with the Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization. Consult with your advisor.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
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