Tallahassee Community College offers an Associate’s degree (A.S.) in Paralegal/Legal Studies for anyone looking to become a paralegal or to assist a legal services team professionally. The coursework also serves as introduction for students who might be considering law school. The program is 64 credit hours in length.
Admission requirements include a high school or GED diploma as well as meeting the minimum score on the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test, SAT or ACT.
The program consists of four major sections which are General Education (18 hrs.), Program-specific courses (37 hrs.), Program Electives (3 hrs) and History (6 hrs). The General Education courses are College Composition and one course from each of the following areas: Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.
The Program-specific courses are as follows: Legal Concepts of Business, The Law of Business, Introduction to the Legal Process, Legal Research, Family Law, Litigation Procedures parts I and II, Law Office Procedures and Management, Legal Writing, Real Estate Law and Property Transactions, Wills, Trusts and Probate, and an Applied Ethics Seminar.
Students may choose one of the following courses for their elective: Lobbying and Legislative Law, Technology and Professional Programs Internship, Florida Administrative Law, Microcomputer Applications for Business, and Criminal Law. Finally, students may select any two college level History courses.
A high school diploma or GED diploma and meet the required minimum scores on the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test, SAT or ACT (or complete the necessary developmental courses)
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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