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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Paralegal/Legal Assistant and enter the workforce. Students explore legal ethics, civil litigation, legal research and writing, and e-discovery and litigation technology. This certificate program prepares students for an entry-level career as a legal assistant in a law firm, corporate or government agency setting. This program allows for technical training in the paralegal field and to work effectively with computers and legal research.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

PAR 115Introduction to Law

3

PAR 127Legal Ethics

3

ELECTIVE PAR 116/118/125/206

3

ELECTIVE PAR 116/118/125/206

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PAR 201Civil Litigation

3

PAR 211Legal Research

3

PAR 212Legal Writing

3

PAR 219E-Discovery and Litigation Technology

3

CAPSTONE PAR 289/280/287

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 30

Important Program Notes:

Students may apply ENG 122 (Composition II - 3 credits) toward the ENG 121 (Composition I - 3 credits) requirement. Students seeking the Paralegal Assistant AAS degree MUST complete BOTH ENG 121 AND ENG 122 requirements.