Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│64 Credits│Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online│Eligible for Financial Aid
Prepare for a rewarding career in the growing legal field with a Legal Studies/Paralegal associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.
Paralegals, also known as legal assistants, assist lawyers with a variety of tasks. Paralegals do not provide legal advice.
What You’ll Learn
Students in the Legal Studies/Paralegal program learn to interview clients, prepare for hearings and trials, and research the law. Graduates are skilled in preparing legal documents and legal correspondence.
Paralegals are also skilled investigators and analyzers. Paralegals need to be detail-oriented, organized and have strong communication skills.
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 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
- 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.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $37,437
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
|103-159||Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office||1|
|110-101||Introduction to Paralegalism||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|110-114||Administration of Estates||3|
|809-122||Introduction to American Government||3|
|101-184||Principles of Accounting||3|
|110-130||Real Estate Law||3|
|196-134||Legal Issues in the Workplace||3|
|Social Science Course||3|
|110-107||Legal Aspects of Business Organizations||3|
|110-169||Legal Office Applications||3|
|Behavioral Science Course||3|
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
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High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.