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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_CER_LGA2

Campus: Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Certificate

This certificate is designed for individuals who are seeking a career in the legal profession as a legal assistant/paralegal. This certificate allows for technical training in the paralegal field and to work effectively with computers and legal research. Courses in this program are offered online and in the classroom. Courses in this program are offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. All students enrolled in the program must be computer literate and knowledgeable about the Internet.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
PAR 115Introduction to Law

3

PAR 127Legal Ethics

3

PAR 201Civil Litigation

3

PAR 211Legal Research

3

PAR 212Legal Writing

3

PAR 219E-Discovery and Litigation Technology

3

PAR 289Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Required Elective Courses

Select any two PAR courses (6 credits) not listed above and found in this catalog. The courses listed below also satisfy AAS degree requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PAR 116Torts

3

PAR 118Contracts

3

PAR 125Property Law

3

PAR 206Business Organizations

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Required General Education Courses

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 30

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