Paralegal Technology

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks, and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Coursework includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Paralegal Technology Degree (A25380)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Paralegal Technology

Curriculum Code: A25370

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 2 0 2
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 2 2 3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3 0 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law and Procedure 2 2 3
16 4 18
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
ACC 111 Financial Accounting 3 0 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 3
LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 2 2 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 2 2 3
16 8 20
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
LEX 210 Real Property I 3 0 3
LEX 220 Corporate Law 2 0 2
LEX 240 Family Law 3 0 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, and Trusts I 2 2 3
LEX 280 Ethics and Professionalism 2 0 2
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
18 2 19
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
LEX 211 Real Property II 1 4 3
LEX 214 Investigation and Trial Preparation 1 4 3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections 3 0 3
LEX 270 Law Office Management/Tech 1 2 2
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 1 2 2
LEX 285 Workers’ Comp Law 2 0 2
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 3
11 14 18
SUMMER SEMESTER (2nd Year)
Course ID Course Title Class Lab/Co-op Credit
COE 111 Co-op Work Exp I (Paralegal) 0 10 1
0 10 1
Total Semester Hours: 76

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 231 American Literature I PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture


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