Mar 20, 2018  
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide an individual working under the direct supervision of an attorney with a sufficient level of knowledge and proficiency to perform tasks in meeting the needs of clients.

A paralegal will have a basic understanding of the general process of civil and criminal American law.

Program Objectives: Graduates may seek employment as a paralegal or legal assistant.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2  and MTE 3  will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Paralegal program head as listed on program webpage.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 65

1 LGL 125  and LGL 126  must be taken during the same semester.

2 The two credit SDV 108 will satisfy both the SDV 100 and SDV 101 requirements. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite. 

NOTE: Fall and Spring course sequence are only taught in their respective semesters.

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