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.
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- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- 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.
|BCA:212||Intro to Computer Business Applications||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|
|BCA:213||Intermediate Computer Business Applications||3.0|
|CRJ:100||Intro to Criminal Justice||3.0|
|LGL:180||Torts and Litigation||3.0|
|POL:111||American National Government||3.0|
|LGL:153||Legal Writing and Research||4.0|
|CRJ:131||Criminal Law and Procedure||3.0|
|LGL:290||Professionalism and Career Readiness||2.0|
|LGL:286||Investigation and Interview Techniques||3.0|
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.
Dean of Allied Health
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 498
- Location: Peosta
*Approximate cost. Amount reflects the estimated tuition and student fees based on rates at the time of publication. These rates do not include additional expenses (books, tools, supplies, living expenses, licensures, remedial or pre-requisite coursework or partnership tuition and fees, etc.) related to your NICC education. Rates are subject to change.