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    Video: Paralegal

    Program Number: 10-110-1
    School Year: 2018-2019
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online

    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

    • $34,120

    Approximate Costs

    • $134.20 per credit (resident)
    • $201.30 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

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   

    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    106-120Document Formatting1
    110-101Introduction to Paralegalism3
    110-102Civil Litigation3
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Total13
     
    Semester 2
    101-184Principles of Accounting3
    106-182Information Management3
    110-106Family Law3
    110-114Administration of Estates3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-122Introduction to American Government3
    Total18
     
    Semester 3
    110-130Real Estate Law3
    110-168Criminal Law3
    196-134Legal Issues in the Workplace3
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total15
     
    Semester 4
    110-104Legal Research3
    110-105Legal Writing3
    110-107Legal Aspects of Business Organizations3
    110-136Legal Ethics3
    110-169Legal Office Applications3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total18
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements64

    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.