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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal, A.S. (604.3)

Location(s): Allegheny Campus, Boyce Campus

Associate of Science

This program prepares you to work as a legal assistant or paralegal. Paralegals are employed by banks, real estate offices, title companies, brokerage houses, corporations, governmental agencies and lawyers/law firms.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:

  1. Prepare and develop case-related materials for civil and criminal litigation.
  2. Locate, identify and interpret legal principles applicable to specific client cases identifying issues generally applicable to various areas of substantive law.
  3. Prepare documents utilized in various areas of substantive law and conduct legal research in both traditional and digital environments.
  4. Analyze procedural issues which arise in litigation, real estate, probate, criminal and family areas of law.
  5. Employ accurate terminology of the field and use a professional tone in all communications.

Degree Requirements

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Point Park University. It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.