2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Paralegal Technology, AAS


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The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Technology is designed to provide an understanding of the law and the practical skills needed to assist attorneys in the responsiblities of a law firm, including research, investigation, document preparation and writing. Instruction includes principles and practical experience in word processing, legal writing, ethical legal practice, professional responsibility and organizing legal ideas and factual materials.

ACTS Course Numbers
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements
-This degree requires successful completionof 60 credit hours.
-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average required for graduation.

Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Career Opportunities
Paralegal, Legal Assistant

Semester One


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BUS 1403  Microcomputer Applications 3    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  POLS 1310  American National Government 3    
  PLG 1013  Introduction to Law 3    
  PLG 1103  Legal Research & Writing I 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Two


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    
  MATH 1300  Mathematical Reasoning (or higher) 3    
  PLG 1203  Legal Research & Writing II 3    
  PLG 1302  Torts 3    
  PLG 2403  Criminal Law 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Three


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  PLG 1802  Constitutional Law 3    
  PLG 2103  Civil Litigation 3    
  PLG 2502  Family Law 3    
  PLG 2503  Property Law 3    
  PLG 2803  Law Office Management with Computer Support 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Four


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  CRJU 2300  Introduction to Criminal Justice 3    
  PLG 2603  Contract Law 3    
  PLG 2703  Wills, Trust, and Probate 3    
  PLG 1822  Bankruptcy Law OR PLG 2802  Business Organizations  3    
  SPCH 1300  Speech Communication 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 60 Credit Hours


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