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Paralegal AAS
Detroit Lakes, eCampus

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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT1012 Principles of Bookkeeping 3
- OR -
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
CPTR1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
PARA1101 Introduction to Paralegal 3
PARA1102 Research & Writing I 3
PARA1104 Civil Law for Paralegals 3
PARA1105 Criminal Law for Paralegals 3
PARA1106 Wills, Trusts and Probate 3
PARA1112 Legal Ethics for the Paralegal 3
PARA2202 Research and Writing II 3
PARA2204 Real Property 3
PARA2212 Family Law 3
PARA2216 Paralegal Internship 3
- OR -
PARA2210 Advanced Paralegal Practices 3
POLS1120 American National Government
Goal: 5, 9 *
- OR -
POLS1130 State and Local Government
Goal: 5, 9 *
MNTC Courses
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking
Goal: 1 *
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
PSYC1200 General Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *

MNTC Electives ...


Total Credits: 60

* To complete an AAS degree, courses must be taken from at least 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.


About this program

This program prepares graduates for work under the supervision of an attorney. Students will study theory as it applies to the law; research statutes, case law and court rules; and prepare legal documents. The student will also learn to analyze procedural and substantive legal problems and manage caseloads.

Program outcomes

1. Analyze basic accounting principles.
2. Evaluate computer technology.
3. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
4. Employ critical thinking and complex legal reasoning.
5. Explain the American legal system.
6. Develop knowledge of substantive and procedural law.
7. Develop sound legal writing skills.
8. Demonstrate ethical and social responsibility.

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.