Associates Degree Required Courses

Classes are coded (lecture hours per week - lab hours per week - credits for the semester). So, a class with (3-0-3) means the class has 3 hours of lecture per week, 0 hours of lab per week, and 3 credits is received for successful completion of the course. the number of lab hours per week will differ during the summer term.

General Education Core Requirements

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3-0-3)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3-0-3)
MAT 115 Mathematical Models (3-0-3)or MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics (3-0-3)
MAT 161 College Algebra (3-0-3)
Humanities and Fine Arts (choose one course from designated list in the CPCC catalog) 3 credit hours
Social and Behavioral Science (choose one course from designated list in the CPCC catalog) 3 credit hours
COM 231 Public Speaking (3-0-3)

Related Course Requirements*
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting I (3-2-4)
ACC 115 College Accounting (3-2-4)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (2-2-3)
OST 131 Keyboarding (1-2-2)
OST 136 Word Processing (1-2-2)
OST 164 Text Editing Applications (3-0-3)

Legal Course Requirements**
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study (2-0-2)
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I (2-2-3)
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II (2-2-3)
LEX 130 Civil Injuries (3-0-3)
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I (3-0-3)
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II (2-2-3)
LEX 150 Commercial Law (2-2-3)
LEX 210 Real Property I (3-0-3)
LEX 240 Family Law (3-0-3)
LEX 250 Wills, Estates and Trusts (2-2-3)
LEX 280 Ethics and Professionalism (2-0-2)

Technical Electives (Must complete 6 credit hours; choose from the following list:)
LEX 160 Criminal Law and Procedure (2-2-3)
LEX 170 Administrative Law (2-0-2)
LEX 180 Case Analysis & Reasoning (1-2-2)
LEX 192 Selected Topics in Paralegal (2-0-2)
LEX 193 Selected Topics in Paralegal (3-0-3)
LEX 211 Real Property II (1-4-3)
LEX 220 Corporate Law (2-0-2)
LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections (3-0-3)
LEX 270 Law Office Technology (1-2-2)
LEX 271 Law Office Writing
LEX 281 Intellectual Property
LEX 282 Immigration Law
LEX 283 Investigations
LEX 289 U.S. Constitutional Law
LEX 285 Workers’ Compensation Law (2-0-2)
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I (0-10-1)
or COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I (0-20-2)
COE 121 Co-op Work Experience II (0-10-1)
or COE 122 Co-op Work Experience II (0-20-2)

Total Credits 71-73

* It is possible for you to receive credit by exam for OST 131 and 136, and CIS 110 courses. Please call 704.330.6851 or contact the OST (Office Systems Technology Department) for more details on OST courses.  Go to Information Technology's link for more information on testing out of CIS 110 in an online session: .

** Students must receive a “C” or better in an LEX course in order to receive credit for that course towards a paralegal degree.

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Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.