Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Required Classes

The first number following the name of the course is the number of lecture hours per week; the second number is the number of lab hours per week; the third number is the number of semester hour credits for the course. For example, a class with a (3 -0-3) means the class has 3 hours of lecture per week, 0 hours of lab per week, and you receive 3 credits for successful completion of the course. (The number of lecture hours and lab hours per week will differ during the summer term.)

General Education Requirements*
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (2-2-3)
or CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy (1-2-2)

COM 110 Introduction to Communication (3-0-0) or
COM 231 Public Speaking (3-0-3) 

Social and Behavioral Science (choose one course from designated list in the CPCC catalog)

Related Course Requirements**
OST 131 Keyboarding (1-2-2)
OST 136 Word Processing (1-2-3)

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 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 280 Ethics and Professionalism (2-0-2)

Electives (must complete 5 credit hours; choose from the following list:
LEX 130 Civil Injuries (3-0-3)
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 II (3-0-3)
LEX 211 Real Property II (1-4-3)
LEX 220 Corporate Law (2-0-2)
LEX 240 Family Law (3-0-3)
LEX 250 Wills, Estates and Trusts (2-2-3)
LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections (3-0-3)
LEX 270 Law Office Management & Technology (1-2-2)
LEX 271 Law Office Writing (1-2-2)
LEX 281 Intellectual Property (2-2-3)
LEX 282 Immigration Law (2-0-2)
LEX 283 Investigation (1-2-2)
LEX 285 Workers’ Compensation Law (2-0-2)
LEX 289 U.S. Constitutional Law (2-2-3)
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 41*

*If you’ve already taken these courses as part of your undergraduate degree you will be given transfer credit for them. Please make sure your undergraduate transcript has been evaluated by the transcript analyst at 704.330.6778.

** It is possible for you to receive credit by exam for OST courses. Please see http://www.cpcc.edu/office_systems/credit-by-examination/cbe-schedule-fa10.pdf for details.

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

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