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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Paralegal Studies, AAS -Major Code 5828, CIP Code 220302


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Offered at the SPC Lubbock Center only.

The two-year Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the legal profession with adequate knowledge of, and expertise in, the legal system and substantive and procedural law to be able to assist an attorney in the delivery of legal services. The student who completes this curriculum will be eligible to receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Certified Paralegal (CP) examination given by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), the Paralegal Core Competency (PCC) exam offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), and the Professional Paralegal (PP) exam offered by the National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS).  South Plains College is an institutional member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

The Paralegal Studies program advisor is Dr. Joseph W. Kline, Esq., Program Coordinator/Professor of Paralegal Studies.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester*


Total Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Total Semester Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Notes


*Although not a requirement for this degree, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
** CTE related course that may be articulated with high school.
***Consult program advisor for proper choice of course.  MATH Options:  MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1332.
****Approved Electives: LGLA 1309, LGLA 1341, LGLA 1343, LGLA 1349, LGLA 2303, LGLA 2309, LGLA 2311, LGLA 2337, HITT 1305, BUSG 2305, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306, CRIJ 1306, CRIJ 1310, CRIJ 1313, CRIJ 2313, CRIJ 2314, CRIJ 2323, CRIJ 2328, RELE 1209, RELE 1211, RELE 1406, SOCI 2336.  Consult program advisor for other options.
*****Suggested Humanities/Fine Arts:  ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, ARTS 2346, DRAM 1310, HUMA 1301, HUMA 2319, MUSI 1306.  Consult program advisor for other options. 

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