Associates Degree Suggested Course Order


Suggested Course Order

This is the suggested course sequence for the Associate in Applied Science Degree for Paralegal Technology. It gives a map of how a full course load should be progressively completed 5 semesters or in a little over 2 years. A more concise course load should be discussed when you meet with your adviser.  Classes can be started in the Fall or Spring.

Prerequisite to any LEX Classes:  Completing ENG 111 with a "C" or better. There are some classes that can be taken with ENG 111, just not LEX classes.

Semester 1 (see note 1 below)

LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study
LEX 120 Legal Research & Writing I
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I
OST 131 Keyboarding
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Discipline
Humanities or Behavioral/Social Science Elective (need one from each category total) (See note 2 below)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

LEX 121 Legal Research & Writing II
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II
LEX 130 Civil Injuries
OST 136 Word Processing
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
COM 231 Public Speaking
LEX Major Elective

Total Credits: 17 or 18

Semester 3: Summer

LEX Major Elective (see note 3 below)
LEX Major Elective (see note 3 below)
MAT 115 Mathematical Models
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics
MAT 161 College Algebra

Total Credits: 7-9

Semester 4

LEX 271 Law Office Writing
LEX 150 Commercial Law
LEX 210 Real Property I
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
LEX 240 Family Law

Total Credits: 14

Semester 5

LEX 250 Wills, Estates and Trusts
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
ACC 115 College Accounting
ACC 115 Financial Accounting
Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science elective (need one from each category) (See note 2 below)
Non-LEX requirements not taken during regular semesters

Total Credits: 15

Total Degree Credits:  71-73


  • Note 1- A grade of “C” or better in ENG 111 is a prerequisite to all LEX courses
  • Note 2 -  See college catalog for Humanities & Social/Behavioral Sciences Course options for the Associate in Applied Science degree
  • Note 3 - Technical Electives (Students must complete 6 credit hours; choose from the following list):

LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure
LEX 170 Administrative Law
LEX 180 Case Analysis & Reasoning
LEX 192 Selected Topics in Paralegal
LEX 193 Selected Topics in Paralegal II
LEX 211 Real Property II (LEX 210 is a prerequisite)
LEX 220 Corporate Law
LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections
LEX 270 Law Office Technology
LEX 285 Workers’ Compensation Law
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II
WBL 122 Work-Based Learning II

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