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 or equivalent 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.
This is for students holding at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. The associate's program
is a 72 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
This is for students holding a bachelor's degree or higher and have successfully completed ENG 111
or higher at an accredited college or university. The diploma program is 42 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 here.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.