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Metropolitan Community College Criminal Justice Program

Paralegal Practice Curriculum

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley
Program Contact: Maggie Goodman, JD, 816.604.4007

Important: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

A.A.S. Paralegal Practice

A.A.S. Paralegal Practice (PDF)

Specific Program Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to U.S. National Politics
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
General Education Electives:
Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (except 104, 110 and GIS courses), GEOL, MATH, PHYS
Specific Program Requirements
CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
PARA 100 Introduction to Paralegal Practice 3
PARA 104 Principles of Legal Technology 3
PARA 126 Criminal Law and Procedures 3
PARA 176 Legal Research 3
PARA 177 Legal Writing 3
PARA 185 Ethics for the Paralegal 3
PARA 290 Internship in Paralegal Practice 3
PARA Electives 12
Electives from CRJU, Foreign Language, MATH or CSIS 6
Total Credit Hours Required 63-66