Core Course Offerings

For Associate in Science Paralegal 

Core Courses (30 credit hours) | Electives (19 credit hours) | General Education (15 credit hours)

Core Courses (30 credit hours)

Course

Semester 

Additional Information

Introduction to the Paralegal FieldPLA 1003Fall & SpringPLA 1003 is a prerequisite for the majority of the Paralegal Program courses. Must complete this course with a C or better. Course is taught in online format with one mandatory meeting at the beginning of the semester. (Some students may have to complete REA 0002C College Prep Reading II before being allowed to register for the course).

Legal Research & Writing

PLA 1104

Fall

PLA 1003, OST 1100, and OST 2335 are prerequisites. Must have received a C or better in PLA 1003, OST 1100, and OST 2335. Course is taught by an attorney and is only offered during the day (one day a week).

Litigation Procedures

PLA 2201

Spring

PLA 1003, OST 1100, & PLA 1104 are prerequisites. Must have received a C or better in PLA 1003 and OST 1100 & PLA1104. Course is taught by an attorney and is only offered during the day (one day a week).

Real Estate Law & Property Transactions

PLA 2610

Fall

PLA 1003 is a prerequisite. Must have received a C or better in PLA 1003. Course is taught by an attorney and is only offered in the evening (one evening a week).

Laws of Family Relations

PLA 2800

Spring

PLA 1003 is a prerequisite. Must have received a C or better in PLA 1003. Course is taught by an attorney and is only offered in the evening (one evening a week).

Business Law

BUL 2241

Fall, Spring & Summer

ENC 1101 is a co-requisite. Day, evening, and online sections offered in fall and spring. Course is only offered in online format during the summer semester.

Co-op Work Experience

PLA 1949

Fall, Spring & Summer

PLA1003, ENC 1101, & PLA1104 are prerequisites. Must have completed PLA1003, ENC 1101, & PLA1104 with a grade of C or better. For more information, contact Anna Williams at williaman@cf.edu.

Introduction to Word

OST 1100

Fall, Spring & Summer

Class offered in class, online, and mini-mester online formats.

Business Communications

OST2335

Fall, Spring & Summer

Class is only offered in class.

Intermediate Word

OST1110

Fall & Spring

OST1100 is a prerequisite. Must have completed OST 1100 with a grade of C or better. Class is offered in class, online and mini-mester formats.

Paralegal/Business Electives (19 credit hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleNo. of CreditsCourse NumberCourse TitleNew No. of Credits

CGS1100**

Microcomputer Applications

3

ENC1102*

Freshman Comp Skills II**

3

CET1171

Introduction to Computer Technology

3

ECO2023**

Principles of Economics: Micro

3

OST2401

Office Administration I

3

GEB1011**

Introduction to Business

3

MAN2021**

Principles of Management

3

OST2402

Office Administration II – Work Simulation

3

MNA2141**

Basic Leadership/Supervisory Skills

3

ACO1807

Payroll Accounting

3

MAR2011**

Principles of Marketing

3

ACG2021**

Financial Accounting

3

COP1030***

Fundamental Programming Concepts

CJL2130

Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures

3

CGS 1820***

Web Programming

3

CGS2557

Internet Technologies

3

CTS 2120***

Security Fundamentals

3

ACG2071

Managerial Accounting

3

CGS 2540***

Database Management Systems

3

OST2717

Advanced Word

3

CGS 2103***

Spreadsheet Applications

3

PLA2273

Torts

3

CIS 2321***

Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design

3

PLA2600

Wills, Trusts and Probate Admin.

3

CGS 2871***

Multimedia Computer Applications

3

PLA2114

Legal Research and Writing II

3

3

BUL2242

Business Organizations and Debtor/Creditor Relations

3

GEB2430

Ethics in Management

3

OST1384

Customer Service

3

Special Notes:

*Recommended for students planning to enroll in a baccalaureate program.

**Recommended for students planning to enroll in the B.A.S. Business Organizational Management Program.

***Recommended for students planning to enroll in the B.A.S. Business Organizational Management-MIS Program.

General Education Requirements (15 credit hours)

ENC1101Freshman Composition I3

MAC 1105

MAC 2311

MGF 1106

MGF 1107

STA 2023

STA2023H

*College Algebra

Calculus I with Analytic Geometry

Liberal Arts Mathematics I

Liberal Arts Mathematics II

Elementary Statistics

Honors Elementary Statistics

3

ARH 1000

HUM 1020

LIT 1000

MUL 1010

PHI 2010

THE 1000

Art Appreciation

Introduction to the Humanities

Introduction to Literature

Music Appreciation

Introduction to Philosophy

Theatre Appreciation

3

AST 1002

BSC 1005

BSC 2010

BSC 2085

CHM 1020

CHM 2045

ESC 1000

EVR 1001 

PHY 1020 

PHY 2048

PHY 1053

Descriptive Astronomy

Introduction to Biology

Integrated Principles of Biology I

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Chemistry in Society

General Chemistry I

Earth Science

Introduction to Environmental Science

Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors

General Physics with Calculus I

General Physics I with Lab

3

AMH 2020

ANT 2000

ECO 2013

POS 2041

PSY 2012

SYG 2000

United States History Since 1877

Introduction to Anthropology

Principles of Economics – Macro

American National Government

General Psychology

Introductory Sociology

3

Special Notes:

*Recommended for students planning to enroll in a baccalaureate program

Business & Technology

Main links
User links