Oct 16, 2018  
College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Legal Assistant, AAS (full-time)

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Suggested full-time sequence

Credit Hours Required: 67

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4


  • Degree & Certificate Requirements  
  • Exploratory Course***: BLAW 1080  and LEGA 2010  
  • Critical Course*: LEGA 2030 , LEGA 2090 , and LEGA 2210  minimum grade C
  • Variable Credit Hours - the number of credit hours will vary depending on the course selected.
    • If students take one course from each of Groups I.A, II, III, and IV and still have taken less than the minimum of 18 credit hours of General Education courses required for this AAS degree, they may elect additional hours from Group I.B, II, III, or IV to satisfy minimum degree requirements. 
  • It is strongly encouraged that you work with a counselor, advisor or faculty/department coordinator to plan your schedule or if you plan to transfer.

  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of General Education courses (Groups I-IV, excluding WHES courses) are needed for this program. 
  • Under Group IV of the General Education courses required for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree, the following courses are preferred for the Legal Assistant program per the American Bar Association: ARTT 2650  , ARTT 2660 , MUSC 1030 , MUSC 2710 , MUSC 2720 , or other courses from Creative Writing, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Literature and Philosophy are acceptable.


*A critical course is a course that is highly correlated with success in a particular program and field. Critical courses are identified by the academic department as courses that the student should have a high level of understanding and comprehension in order to progress successfully in the program.

**A recommended course is a suggestion or an advised option that correlates to the respective program. Recommended courses complement the skill set(s) required to be successful and are considered to be beneficial for enhancing students’ education in the program. Recommended courses are not mandatory. In some cases there may not be recommended courses.

***An exploratory course is one that provides a student a broad overview of a particular field/area of study and associated occupations. Exploratory courses help students better understand if that particular program is a good fit for the student to pursue given their interests and career goals.

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