2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Studies, CSC

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PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the legal field.  Jobs include paralegal and legal assistant.  Graduates may choose to pursue the A.S. in Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Research and evaluate a case brief.
  2. Perform legal research.
  3. Write a memorandum of law.


Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 18


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy the ITE 115 requirement by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the John Tyler Community College ITE 115 Test Challenge Exam.

2Students who desire to continue with the Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization should consult with their faculty advisor.

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