Certificate Programs of Study
Program code: 261-01 Legal Studies
Length: One year – Three semesters
Purpose: The Legal Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge of the law and legal issues needed to work in various careers. These careers include legal assistant, paralegal, and other law related professions.
Occupational Objectives: The preparation of pre-service and/or in-service personnel for positions such as legal assistant, paralegal, and other law related professions.
Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are required to meet the general admission requirements of the College. Entry into the Legal Studies Program requires proficiency in high school English. Students with an English deficiency must successfully complete the appropriate developmental English course (s) before they will be permitted to enroll in any LGL subject.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|ITE 115||Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|LGL 127||Legal Research & Writing||3||0||3|
|PSY 120||Human Relations||3||0||3|
|LGL 130||Law Office Administration & Accounting||3||0||3|
|LGL 110||Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant||3||0||3|
|BUS 241||Business Law||3||0||3|
|ENG 111||English Composition I||3||0||3|
|LGL 225||Estate Planning & Probate||3||0||3|
|LGL 230||Legal Transactions||3||0||3|
|LGL 117||Family Law||3||0||3|
|LGL 217||Trial Practice & Law Evidence||3||0||3|
|LGL 190||Coordinated Internship||0||5||3|
Total Minimum Credits for Legal Studies Certificate 37
*Students who plan to complete the Legal Studies certificate and the AA&S in Business Administration for transfer should complete an Approved Elective rather than ITE 115 and BUS 241. Approved Elective List: ACC220 Accounting for Small Business, LGL 126 Legal Writing, LGL 218 Criminal Law, ADJ 131 Legal Evidence, LGL 125 Legal Research, LGL226 Real Estate Abstracting, BUS242 Business Law II, LGL 150 Law and Mediation, ENV227 Environment Law