Academic Programs

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus

Program Description

This program will provide students with the legal knowledge and administrative skills to serve as paralegals, working closely with not only attorneys in law firms, but also corporations, real estate companies, government agencies and the banking industry. 

The courses taught in the program will focus on realistic projects, case studies, and practical application of classroom instruction. In both the classroom and through internships the students will develop professional networking relationships and have the opportunity to investigate various aspects of the paralegal/legal assistant profession. The program provides the educational background enabling the student to prepare for and take the NALA and NALS national certification exams.

Contacts

Mellisa Flanigan, Ext 1263, Room L314, mellisa.flanigan@witcc.edu
Jane Clausen, Ext 1781 Room A148 jane.clausen@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
PRL 103 Introduction to Law 3
ADM 105 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
ADM 162 Office Procedures 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
     
PRL 108 Legal Procedures and Processes 3
PRL 281 Legal Ethics 2
ADM 123 Document Formatting 3
ADM 159 Proofreading and Editing 3
ADM 176 Electronic Records System 3
BUS 185 Business Law I 3
     
PRL 112 Legal Research and Writing I 3
PRL 131 Torts and Litigation I 3
PRL 191 Criminal Procedure 3
ADM 154 Business Communication 3
SOC 200 Minority Group Relations 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
     
PRL 161 Family Law 3
PRL 164 Legal Applications and Practices 3
BUS 186 Business Law II 3
MGT 178 Employment Law 3
PRL 932 Internship 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 67.00

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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu