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The Paralegal Technology program prepares individuals to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Someone who enjoys conducting research, solving problems, and communicating the results has good potential as a paralegal.  Paralegals are employed by private law firms, financial institutions, courts, prosecutors' offices, legal aid societies, public defenders' programs and corporate law offices.

Clark State cooperates with Sinclair Community College in offering the nonparalegal courses for this AAS degree program. Students can take classes at Clark State concurrently with the Sinclair paralegal courses if they wish to complete the degree within a two-year time frame, or they can complete the nonparalegal courses at Clark State first and then transfer to Sinclair to complete the program.  Students are cautioned that once they begin the paralegal courses at Sinclair, it will still take two years to sequence through the paralegal courses. By taking course work at Clark State, students are able to minimize commuting time.

The Paralegal Program at Sinclair is a limited-enrollment program and students must be accepted into the program before beginning paralegal courses. Students should contact the Dean of Business and Applied Technologies for information on applying to Sinclair’s Paralegal program and for academic advising while enrolled at Clark State.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of the Paralegal program, a graduate will be able to:

  • Competently conduct factual and legal research and communicate the results clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrate competency in current technology.
  • Competently prepare and interpret legal documents.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior individually and as a member of a legal team.
Course Title Credits
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
-- PAR 1101 Paralegal Principles (SCC) 3
-- PAR 1102 Legal Technology (SCC) 1
-- PAR 1103 Litigation (SCC) 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
-- PAR 1201 Legal Research & Writing (SCC) 3
-- PAR 1202 Advanced Legal Technology (SCC) 1
-- PAR 1203 Advanced Litigation (SCC) 3
-- PAR 1204 Real Estate Law (SCC) 3
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology  
or SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
-- Arts and Humanities Elective 3
-- PAR/LAW Elective (SCC) 3
ACC 1000 Accounting Concepts 3
-- PAR 2301 Advanced Legal Research & Writing (SCC) 3
-- PAR 2302 Family Law (SCC) 3
-- PAR 2303 Probate Law (SCC) 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I 3
-- PAR 2401 Paralegal Internship (SCC) 3
-- PAR/LAW Elective (SCC) 3
  Total credit hours 65
Total hours taken at Clark State:  27.  Total hours taken at SCC:  38.