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Paralegal Technology - Legal Assistant - AAS

The Paralegal Technology program prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigation, record-keeping and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court or business. The program includes instruction in legal research, document drafting, law office procedures, pleadings, courthouse procedures, and legal specialization.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
LGLA 1303 Legal Research 3
LGLA 1344 Texas Civil Litigation 3
LGLA 2307 Law Office Management 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
15
Semester 2
LGLA 1305 Legal Writing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
XXXX #3## Paralegal Technology Elective - May be chosen from the following courses: LGLA 1355, LGLA 1370, LGLA 2311, LGLA 2313, LGLA 2315, POFI 1301, or MDCA 1313. 3
LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation 3
LGLA 1380 Cooperative Education - Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3
15
Semester 3

Year 2

Semester 1
XXXX #3## Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
LGLA 2381 Cooperative Education - Legal Assistant/Paralegal (Capstone) 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
LGLA 2309 Real Property 3
LGLA 1351 Contracts 3
15
Semester 2
GOVT 2305 Federal Government OR
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
LGLA 1353 Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration 3
LGLA 2303 Torts and Personal Injury Law 3
XXXX #3## Paralegal Technology Elective - May be chosen from the following courses: LGLA 1355, LGLA 1370, LGLA 2311, LGLA 2313, LGLA 2315, POFI 1301, or MDCA 1313. 3
XXXX #3## Math/Natural Science General Education Elective OR
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
15
Semester 3
Total Credits 60

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

 

General Education Electives for Workforce Programs Minimum SCH Required for the AAS Degree

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

Social/Behavioral Science

3

Math/Natural Science

3

General Education Electives

6

Total

15

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

ARTS

1301

Art Appreciation

3

ARTS

1303

Art History I

3

ARTS

1304

Art History II

3

DANC

1305

World Dance

3

DANC

2303

Dance Appreciation

3

DRAM

1310

Introduction to Theater

3

DRAM

2361

History of the Theater I

3

DRAM

2366

Introduction to Cinema

3

ENGL

2322

British Literature I

3

ENGL

2323

British Literature II

3

ENGL

2327

American Literature I

3

ENGL

2328

American Literature II

3

ENGL

2332

World Literature I

3

ENGL

2333

World Literature II

3

ENGL

2341

Forms of Literature

3

ENGL

2351

Mexican American Literature

3

HIST

1301

United States History I

3

HIST

1302

United States History II

3

HIST

2301

Texas History

3

HIST

2311

Western Civilization I

3

HIST

2312

Western Civilization II

3

HIST

2321

World Civilizations I

3

HIST

2322

World Civilizations II

3

HIST

2327

Mexican American History I

3

HIST

2328

Mexican American History II

3

HIST

2381

African-American History

3

HUMA

1301

Introduction to Humanities I

3

HUMA

1305

Introduction to Mexican American Studies

3

HUMA

1311

Mexican American Fine Arts Appreciation

3

HUMA

2319

American Minority Studies

3

HUMA

2323

World Cultures

3

MUSI

1306

Music Appreciation

3

MUSI

1307

Music Literature

3

MUSI

1310

American Music

3

PHIL

1301

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL

1304

Introduction to World Religions

3

PHIL

2306

Introduction to Ethics

3

PHIL

2307

Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy

3

PHIL

2316

Classical Philosophy

3

 

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives

ANTH

2346

General Anthropology

3

ANTH

2351

Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON

1301

Introduction to Economics

3

ECON

2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON

2302

Principles of Microeconomics

3

EDUC

1300

Learning Framework

3

GEOG

1302

Human Geography

3

GEOG

1303

World Regional Geography

3

GOVT

2305

Federal Government

3

GOVT

2306

Texas Government

3

PSYC

2301

General Psychology

3

PSYC

2314

Lifespan Growth & Development

3

PSYC

2316

Psychology of Personality

3

PSYC

2319

Social Psychology

3

SOCI

1301

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI

1306

Social Problems

3

SOCI

2301

Marriage & the Family

3

SOCI

2336

Criminology

3

TECA

1354

Child Growth & Development

3

 

Math/Natural Science Electives

ANTH

2101

Physical Anthropology (Lab)

1

ANTH

2301

Physical Anthropology (Lecture)

3

ANTH

2302

Introduction to Archaeology

3

ASTR

1303

Stars & Galaxies (Lecture)

3

ASTR

1304

Solar System (Lecture)

3

ASTR

1403

Stars & Galaxies (Lecture & Lab)

4

ASTR

1404

Solar System (Lecture & Lab)

4

BIOL

1106

Biology for Science Majors I (Lab)

1

BIOL

1306

Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture)

3

BIOL

1308

Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Lecture)

3

BIOL

1309

Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture)

3

BIOL

1322

Nutrition & Diet Therapy

3

BIOL

1407

Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture & Lab)

4

BIOL

2301

Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture)

3

BIOL

2302

Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture)

3

CHEM

1111

General Chemistry I (Lab)

1

CHEM

1305

Introductory Chemistry I (Lecture)

3

CHEM

1311

General Chemistry I (Lecture)

3

CHEM

1405

Introductory Chemistry I (Lecture & Lab)

4

CHEM

1412

General Chemistry II (Lecture & Lab)

4

COSC

1436

Programming Fundamentals I

4

GEOG

1301

Physical Geography

3

GEOL

1301

Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (Lecture)

3

GEOL

1305

Environmental Science (Lecture)

3

GEOL

1345

Oceanography (Lecture)

3

GEOL

1347

Meteorology (Lecture)

3

GEOL

1403

Physical Geology (Lecture & Lab)

4

GEOL

1404

Historical Geology (Lecture & Lab)

4

MATH

1314

College Algebra

3

MATH

1316

Plane Trigonometry

3

MATH

1324

Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

3

MATH

1325

Calculus for Business & Social Sciences

3

MATH

1332

Contemporary Mathematics

3

MATH

1342

Elementary Statistical Methods

3

MATH

1350

Mathematics for Teachers I

3

MATH

1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

3

MATH

2318

Linear Algebra

3

MATH

2320

Differential Equations

3

MATH

2412

Pre-Calculus Math

4

MATH

2413

Calculus I

4

MATH

2414

Calculus II

4

MATH

2415

Calculus III

4

PHIL

2303

Introduction to Formal Logic

3

PHYS

1305

Elementary Physics I (Lecture)

3

PHYS

1401

College Physics I (Lecture & Lab)

4

PHYS

1402

College Physics II (Lecture & Lab)

4

PHYS

2125

University Physics I (Lab)

1

PHYS

2126

University Physics II (Lab)

1

PHYS

2325

University Physics I (Lecture)

3

PHYS

2326

University Physics II (Lecture)

3

PSYC

2317

Statistical Methods in Psychology

3

 

General Education Electives

Choose (6 credits) from the entire list above

Description of HCC’s programs are available

 

1 Paralegal technology electives: LGLA 1355, 1370, 2311, 2313, 2315; MDCA 1313; or POFI 1301 .

2 A list of electives appears in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.