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Degree Options

Paralgal ProgramSuccessful completion the courses listed below, plus required general education courses earn the student a Paralegal Associate in Arts Degree.  Or, a student can earn a Certificate of Achievement by successfully completing each of the courses listed below.

Associates Degree (A.A.) - Paralegal

Required Courses (24 units), in addition to fulfilling GE requirements
 

Course Number

Course Name

Units

CAOA

123

Business English

3

CAOA

227

Business Communications

4

LGL

217

Introduction to the Law

3

LGL

220

Legal Research and Writing

3

PLGL

201

Introduction to Paralegal

3

PLGL

203

Paralegal Internship

3

PLGL

205

Civil Litigation Procedures and Documents

3

PLGL

130

Interviewing and Investigation for Paralegals

1

PLGL

131

Current Ethical Issues for Paralegals

1

 

Plus 12-13 Credits from the following:

 

BUS 218 Business Law 4
CJ 206 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
LGL 206 Business Organizations 3
LGL 207 Family Law

3

LGL 208 Estate Planning and Administration 3
LGL 222 Tort and Insurance Law 3
RE 163 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3

Certificate Program (C.A.)- Paralegal

Required Courses (24 units)

Course Number

Course Name

Units

CAOA

123

Business English

3

CAOA 227 Business Communications 4

LGL

217

Introduction to the Law

3

LGL

220

Legal Research and Writing

3

PLGL

201

Introduction to Paralegal

3

PLGL

203

Paralegal Internship

3

PLGL

205

Civil Litigation Procedures and Documents

3

PLGL

130

Interviewing and Investigation for Paralegals

1

PLGL 131 Current Ethical Issues for Paralegals 1

 

Plus 12-13 Credits from the following:

 

BUS 218 Business Law 4
CJ 206 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
LGL 206 Business Organizations 3
LGL 207 Family Law

3

LGL 208 Estate Planning and Administration 3
LGL 222 Tort and Insurance Law 3
RE 163 Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3

Program Links and Degree Options

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For more information on the Paralegal Program,
please contact Ruth Biering at: rbiering@cuesta.edu
or the Business Education Division at: (805) 546-3251