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      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

      • $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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      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
      Semester 2
      101-184Principles of Accounting3
      106-182Information Management3
      110-106Family Law3
      110-114Administration of Estates3
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      809-122Introduction to American Government3
      Semester 3
      110-130Real Estate Law3
      110-168Criminal Law3
      196-134Legal Issues in the Workplace3
      804-1xxMathematics Course3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      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
      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.