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Paralegal Studies

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the legal field as a paralegal or legal assistant. This is a first-level program for a person who intends to pursue a certificate and/or associate degree in paralegal studies or legal assisting.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 1.
LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant 3  
LGL 125 Legal Research 3  
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
LGL 126 Legal Writing 3  
Elective ( any LGL course) 3  
Total Credits 9  
Total Credits For Program 18  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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