Have a Question?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Listen to this page
Translate this page
Share this page
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google Plus
  • Share on LinkedIn
APPLY NOW »or call 1-800-472-4554

Paralegal

REQUEST PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Video: Paralegal

    Program Number: 10-110-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    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.

     

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $33,017

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    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

    Admission Process

    Visit the Admissions Page for details

    Courses

    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    106-120 Document Formatting 1
    110-101 Introduction to Paralegalism 3
    110-102 Civil Litigation 3
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 13
     
    Semester 2
    101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
    106-182 Information Management 3
    110-106 Family Law 3
    110-114 Administration of Estates 3
    801-1xx Communication Course 3
    809-122 Introduction to American Government 3
    Total 18
     
    Semester 3
    110-130 Real Estate Law 3
    110-168 Criminal Law 3
    196-134 Legal Issues in the Workplace 3
    804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 15
     
    Semester 4
    110-104 Legal Research 3
    110-105 Legal Writing 3
    110-107 Legal Aspects of Business Organizations 3
    110-136 Legal Ethics 3
    110-169 Legal Office Applications 3
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    Total 18
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 64

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.