Associate Degree and Diploma Programs
Program specific (LEX) courses are the same for students in both the associate and post-baccalaureate diploma programs. Those in the post-baccalaureate diploma program may have already met most of the program's general education requirements if such courses were achieved under their undergraduate degree. Students who enroll in either program must successfully complete ENG 111 before enrolling in any LEX courses. Students must also receive a final grade of "C" or higher in a LEX course in order to receive credit for that program course.
Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Technology Program (A25380)
This is for students holding at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. The associate's program is a 71-73 credit hour program that includes major legal coursework, technical electives, and a few general education course requirements. Students who complete this program will receive an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Technology degree. See our page on the associate degree's required classes: https://www.cpcc.edu/paralegal/current-students/associates-required.htm.
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Paralegal Technology Program (D25380)
This is for students holding a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The diploma program is 41 credit hours, comprised primarily of legal specialty coursework, technical electives, and fewer general education required courses than the associate's program. As stated above, those in the post-baccalaureate diploma program should may have met most of the program's general education requirements when their undergraduate degree was obtained. Students who complete this program will receive a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Paralegal Technology. See our page on the post-baccalaureate diploma's required classes: https://www.cpcc.edu/paralegal/current-students/postbaccal-required.htm.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.