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Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization AS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Science (AS)

T Transfer degrees for accepting institutions = Transfer degrees for accepting institutions, see www.jtcc.edu/transfer

Purpose

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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, 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.

 

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 3
LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant 3    
LGL 125 Legal Research 3    
LGL 126 Legal Writing 3 ENG 111  
LGL Elective (any LGL course) 3    
MILESTONE: Paralegal Studies Career Studies Certificate (See faculty advisor)
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 161 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements  
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3    
Laboratory Science Elective (choose 1):
BIO 101 General Biology I
BIO 102 General Biology II
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry
ENV 121 Environmental Science I
PHY 101 Introductory Physics I
4 BIO 101 (pre-requisite for BIO 102) CHM 111, PHY 201
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3    
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or
CST 110 Introduction to Communication
3    
MTH 162 Precalculus II 3 MTH 161 MTH 261
Laboratory Science Elective (choose 1):
BIO 101 General Biology I
BIO 102 General Biology II
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry
ENV 121 Environmental Science I
PHY 101 Introductory Physics I
4 BIO 101 (pre-requisite for BIO 102) CHM 112, PHY 202
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 211  
PHI 111 Logic I or
PHI 220 Ethics
3    
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology or
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
3    
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3    
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60    

Notes

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  3. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
  4. Related Career Studies Certificate (CSC) – Paralegal Studies.

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