2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 173

B-173 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
Paralegal/LawDegree
ASSOCIATEOFAPPLIEDSCIENCE
Paralegals assist attorneys in a varietyof settings
such as private legal practices, thepublic legal system,
and corporate legal departments. TMCC’s paralegal/
law associateof applied scienceprogram is theonly
AmericanBarAssociation (ABA) approvedprogram in
Nevada.
DEGREEOUTCOMES
Students completing thedegreewill:
• Exhibit knowledgeof the followingareas of the law: torts, civil
procedure, ethics, and real property.
• Demonstrate the ability todobasic legal researchandbasic legal
writing.
• Acquire theknowledge and skills toobtain entry-level employment
as aparalegal.
GENERALEDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS
DIVERSITY..........................................................(3CREDITS)
See thediversity sectionof thegeneral educationdescriptions for a
complete listof courses. Canalsobeused to satisfyanotherGeneral
Education,Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement.
COMMUNICATIONS/ENGLISH.....................6CREDITS
Recommended: BUS108, ENG101 (113)
FINEARTS/HUMANITIES/
SOCIALSCIENCE................................................3CREDITS
Humanities: all English courses (except101, 102, 107, 108, 112D,
113, 114, 181, 221), all foreign languages, CH201, 202, 203,HIST
105, 106, 217,HUM101, 102, all philosophy courses, THTR100
Social Science: all anthropology courses (except102), CH203, all
geography courses (except103), all history courses,HDFS201, all
political science courses, all psychology courses, all sociology courses
HUMANRELATIONS........................................3CREDITS
Choose from:MGT171, 201, 212, 235
MATHEMATICS...................................................3CREDITS
Choose from:math courses100or above (except100, 105, 107, 108,
122, 123, 190)
SCIENCE................................................................3CREDITS
U.S.ANDNEVADACONSTITUTIONS.........3CREDITS
BothU.S. andNevada constitutionsmustbe completed, only classes
labeled*will fulfill both requirements.
Choose from: CH203*,HIST101, 102, 217, PSC101*, 208
TOTALGENERAL
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.............21CREDITS
COREREQUIREMENTS
IS101 Introduction to InformationSystems ............................3
LAW101 Fundamentalsof Law I (*LS)..........................................3
LAW203 Real Property (LS)..........................................................3
LAW204 Torts (LS). ......................................................................3
LAW205 Contracts (LS)................................................................3
LAW206 CaseAnalysis (LS). .........................................................3
LAW231 Procedure–Civil (LS).....................................................3
LAW259 LegalWriting (LS)..........................................................3
LAW261 Legal Research I (LS) .....................................................3
LAW263 Ethics (LS)......................................................................3
LAW264 Civil Evidence (LS)..........................................................3
TOTALCOREREQUIREMENTS.............33CREDITS
ELECTIVEREQUIREMENTS
Choose 12 credits from the following: 
LAW198 Special TopicsLegal Assistant.................................... 5-6
LAW232 Procedure–Criminal (LS)..............................................3
LAW233 BusinessStructures (LS).................................................3
LAW251 Bankruptcy (LS).............................................................3
LAW252 FamilyLaw (LS)..............................................................3
LAW255 ProbateProcedures (LS).................................................3
LAW295 SupervisedFieldExperience (LS). ..................................3
TOTALELECTIVEREQUIREMENTS.....12CREDITS
TOTALDEGREEREQUIREMENTS...66CREDITS
*
TheLAW101 (Fundamentals of Law I) course is open to
all students.Upon completionof LAW101withagrade
of ‘B’ orbetter a studentmay register for additional LAW
courses throughnormal registrationprocedures as long
as theproperprerequisiteshavebeenmet.A studentmust
maintaina3.0GPAaverage throughall legal specialty
coursework tograduatewithanAASdegree inparalegal.
Studentsmust complete aminimumof 12 semester credits
of paralegal “legal specialty” courses ina live traditional
classroom format, or acceptable equivalents, as specified
by theAmericanBarAssociationStandingCommitteeon
Paralegals. Transfer credits intended to satisfy legal specialty
creditwill be reviewedby theprogram coordinator for course
content to ensure that the course(s) satisfyABA requirements.
Nomore than12 semester creditswill be allowedvia transfer
for legal specialty courses. No legal specialty transfer credits
are allowedvia examinationorportfolio.
Paralegalsmaynot provide legal servicesdirectly to the
public, except aspermittedby law.
“LS”denotes legal specialty courses.
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