May 19, 2022  
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Paralegal: A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science1

CIP CODE: 22.0302


The mission of the A.A.S. in Paralegal program is to educate and prepare students for entry-level careers in legal services.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe local, state, and federal legal systems, concepts and terms.
  2. Communicate effectively in organizational settings. 
  3. Identify and apply concepts of management.
  4. Analyze and respond effectively to legal and ethical situations in diverse organizations.

Program Supervisor

Gian Roma, Chairperson
Office: Business Building, Room 108
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5133

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to introduce students to the substantive and practical aspects of the paralegal function, leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program emphasizes both the theory and the practice of paralegal procedures essential for employment in a law office or other legal settings. The program can be pursued on a full or part-time basis.

Students wishing to transfer to four-year schools as pre-law majors should consult the Business Department.

Sequence of Courses

This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester (15 Credits)

  • GEN ED Math2 Credits: 3
  • Paralegal Elective Credits: 3

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

  • GEN ED Humanities Credits: 3
  • Paralegal Elective Credits: 3
  • Paralegal Elective Credits: 3
  • GEN ED Natural Science Credits: 3

Total Credits: 61