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Paralegal Technology Plans of Study

2014 – 2015

Paralegal Technology Associate Degree

Paralegal Technology Diploma

Bankruptcy Law Certificate

Business Law Certificate

Civil Litigation Certificate


2013 – 2014

Paralegal Technology Associate Degree (pdf)

Paralegal Technology Associate Degree (A25380) – Printable Version (pdf)
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
FALL SEMESTER, 2014
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry* 3 0 3
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3 0 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure 2 2 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
SPRING SEMESTER, 2015
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disciplines 3 0 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 2 2 3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2 0 2
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement* 2 2 3
SUMMER TERM, 2015
LEX 240 Family Law 3 0 3
Humanities Elective     3
FALL SEMESTER, 2015
ACC 115 College Accounting 3 2 4
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2 2 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2 2 3
LEX 285 Workers’ Compensation Law 2 0 2
SPRING SEMESTER, 2016
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 2 2 3
LEX 180 Case Analysis & Reasoning 1 2 2
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3 0 3
LEX 287 CLA Review Seminar 2 0 2
Major Elective     2
Social Sciences Elective     3
Total Semester Hours Required for AAS Degree 71

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results

Major Elective: Choose 2 hours from the following courses: WBL 110 and WBL 111 or LEX 282

Humanities Electives: Choose 3 hours from the following courses: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 117, DRA 111, DRA 122, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 150, HUM 160, MUS 110, MUS 113, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211.

Social Science Electives: Choose 3 hours from the following courses: ANT 210, ANT 220, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, GEO 112, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 120, POL 220, PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 215, SOC 220, SOC 225

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.


Paralegal Technology Diploma (D25380) – Printable Version (pdf)
Program Entrance Admission Requirements: A Baccalaureate and /or an Associate Degree. Each degree must include credit for ENG 111 or its equivalent, and 3 semester hours credit in general education, for a total of 6 hours of general education credit.
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
FALL SEMESTER, 2014
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2 2 3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3 0 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure 2 2 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2 2 3
SPRING SEMESTER, 2015
FALL SEMESTER, 2015
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 2 2 3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3 0 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 2 2 3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2 0 2
ACC 115 College Accounting 3 2 4
SUMMER TERM, 2015
LEX 240 Family Law 3 0 3
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 41

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.


Bankruptcy Law Certificate (C25380D) – Printable Version (pdf)
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Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2 0 2
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3 0 3
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 16

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

Please note: Only Paralegal Technology A.A.S. degree graduates are eligible to sit for the Paralegal Certification Exam offered by the NC State Bar.

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.


Business Law Certificate (C25380B) – Printable Version (pdf)
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Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 2 2 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2 0 2
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3 0 3
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 13

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

Please note: Only Paralegal Technology A.A.S. degree graduates are eligible to sit for the Paralegal Certification Exam offered by the NC State Bar.

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.


Civil Litigation Certificate (C25380C) – Printable Version (pdf)
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3 0 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 2 2 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 17

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

Please note: Only Paralegal Technology A.A.S. degree graduates are eligible to sit for the Paralegal Certification Exam offered by the NC State Bar.

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.