2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Paralegal Studies - AAS

Download Progression Plan PDF - 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.