Paralegal

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Program Number: 10-110-1
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, Offered through Lakeshore Technical College

Program Description

Paralegals work under the supervision of lawyers in a range of tasks–researching the law; investigating; preparing for hearings, trials and real estate closings; interviewing clients and witnesses; and preparing legal documents and other legal correspondence. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or represent clients in court. If you are detail-oriented, organized, strong in communications and enjoy researching and analyzing facts, you might find a career as a paralegal very rewarding.

Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) offers its Paralegal program classes at LTC and also at Moraine Park via live interactive television. As a Paralegal student, you'll attend live classes at the LTC campus or attend live interactive TV classes at Moraine Park. General studies classes and labs can be taken at Moraine Park.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$19,758 $52,000

Approximate Costs

  • $122.20 per credit (resident)
  • $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • *Fees shown are 2013-2014 fees; 2014-2015 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply ethical principles in a legal environment.
  • Process legal documents.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to address legal issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a legal environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Paralegal or legal assistant in any of the following:
  • Law Office
  • Government Agencies and Departments
  • Corporate Human Resources or Legal Department
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Insurance Company
  • Title Company
  • Trust Department of a Bank
  • Legal Aid Office
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Legal Advocate

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This program is a Lakeshore Technical College program. The admission process for this program should be completed at Lakeshore Technical College, which is the institution granting the degree. Please submit the following to Lakeshore Technical College:


  • College admission application
  • $30 one-time fee
  • High school and other official college transcripts
  • College assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). Note: The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
  • Meet with a representative at the host college to review course sequencing.
  • Check with the host college if any additional steps are required.

Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
MPTC Courses
101-112 Accounting 1 4
 - OR - 
101-155 Accounting for Professionals (LTC) 3
105-160 Business Law 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
 - OR - 
801-195 Written Communication (LTC) 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
 - OR - 
806-112 Principles of Sustainability (LTC) 3
809-122 Introduction to American Government 3
809-195 Economics 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Lakeshore Courses
105-124 Portfolio Introduction (LTC) 1
110-101 Introduction to Paralegalism and Legal Ethics (Prerequisite to all specialty courses) 3
110-102 Civil Litigation 1 3
110-103 Civil Litigation 2 (Prerequisite is 110-102 Civil Litigation 1) 3
110-104 Legal Research 3
110-105 Legal Writing (Prerequisite is 110-104 Legal Research) 3
110-106 Family Law 3
110-107 Legal Aspects of Business Organizations 3
110-114 Administration of Estates 3
110-130 Real Estate Law — Paralegal 3
110-131 Personal Branding - Paralegal 2
110-143 Paralegal Internship 2
 - OR - 
110-145 Paralegal Studies 2
110-160 Employment Law 3
110-168 Criminal Law-Paralegal 3
110-179 Portfolio Assessment - Paralegal 1
Total 66
 

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

ABA-approved specialty courses that teach skills specific to Paralegals are bold faced. Student must take four of these courses face-to-face or IVC.