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Paralegal Studies

Associate in Applied Science Degree
60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0340

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101

3

 

One course from EGL 102, EGL 111, EGL 212, SPE 103
(EGL 111, EGL 212, or SPE 103 Recommended)

3

Area B — 

Mathematics

0-3

 

One course from Area B (Mathematics) or Area C (Science)

 

Area C — 

Science

0-3

 

One course from Area B (Mathematics) or Area C (Science)

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

 

One course from a social or behavioral science discipline

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 

One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline

 

Area F — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement

 

Other General Education credits 

0-3

 

Additional credits from Areas B, C, D, E or F if needed to meet 18-credit-hour minimum

 


Total General Education Requirements:


18

   


Major Requirements:


Credit Hours

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems or

3-4

CIS 103 Computer Software and Concepts

 

PAR 101 Introduction to Paralegal Studies

3

PAR 110 Legal Research I

3

PAR 113 Litigation

3

PAR 210 Legal Research II

3

PAR 222 Law Office Management

3

PAR 250 Paralegal Studies Practicum

3


Additional PAR courses to total twelve semester credit hours


12


Additional Elective to total nine semester credit hours


9


Total Major Requirements:


42


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

60

 


*Students may take a Contemporary Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.

 

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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