Paralegal

Business, Marketing and Hospitality

Paralegals assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training and experience, paralegals have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system as well as substantive and procedural law, qualifying them to do work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney. The general education courses completed for this degree help you to continue your formal education at a four-year college or enter employment. The AAS concentration is a useful beginning, allowing you to seek professional employment and help fund your continuing academic pursuits.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 71
Locations: Dubuque
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$14,058*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $15,762*

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Career Outlook

$19,835 - 73,576

Estimated annual salary range for Business, Marketing and Hospitality graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Paralegal Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
ADM:116 Keyboarding II 3.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Applications 3.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
LGL:112 Intro to Paralegal Studies 3.0
LGL:115 Legal and Medical Terminology 2.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
BCA:213 Intermediate Computer Business Applications 3.0
ENG:106 Composition II 3.0
CRJ:100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3.0
LGL:180 Torts and Litigation 3.0
LGL:250 Family Law 3.0
POL:111 American National Government 3.0

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
LGL:153 Legal Writing and Research 4.0
CRJ:131 Criminal Law and Procedure 3.0
LGL:130 Probate/Real Estate 3.0
LGL:290 Professionalism and Career Readiness 2.0
* Math/Science Elective 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
LGL:191 Taxation 3.0
LGL:286 Investigation and Interview Techniques 3.0
ADM:148 Transcription 2.0
CRJ:230 Evidence 3.0
LGL:170 Litigation 3.0
BUS:121 Business Communications 3.0

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
LGL:941 Practicum 4.0

Electives

Math or Science Electives: MAT:102, MAT:744, MAT:773, PHY:710, or transfer level BIO, CHM, ENV, MAT, PHS, PHY

This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science, or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience. If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

The Paralegal degree currently has transfer agreements in place with the institution(s) listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Laura Menke

Laura Menke
Dean of Allied Health

  • Email: menkela@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2498
  • Location: Peosta