2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Paralegal Studies - AAS


Progression Plan - Paralegal Studies AAS 

 

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare students for positions as paralegals in the legal and business fields. Individuals who are already employed in the legal field and seeking advancement opportunities may also select this program of study. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and their work includes preparing legal documents, researching and compiling information, and communicating with clients. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as computer literacy skills, are important to the paralegal.

Credit Hours Required: 61


Note: This degree is primarily designed to prepare students for direct employment. Students who are preparing to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution for an advanced degree in paralegal studies should contact an academic advisor for assistance in establishing an educational plan.

AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)


Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes


 

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Paralegal Studies Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate analytical and judgment abilities as a legal professional.
  2. Apply knowledge and understanding of substantive law and legal principles in one or more areas of practice.
  3. Produce legal documents that meet professional standards, reflect accurate legal research, and are in correct format.
  4. Act in a professional manner consistent with applicable ethical standards.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency using software and technology available to the legal profession.