Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Paralegal program provides graduates with a strong legal foundation that prepares them to work under the supervision of an attorney. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of criminal law, civil law, family law, real property law and estate planning. Communication and critical thinking skills combined with real-world application will provide students with the legal knowledge and technical competencies needed for a successful legal career. Students will gain a strong background in legal research and writing using electronic research programs. Graduates of the program find successful careers in legal firms, corporate offices and nonprofit and government organizations.
Program outcomes
  1. Analyze basic accounting principles.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of technology.
  3. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  4. Employ critical thinking and complex legal reasoning.
  5. Explain the American legal system.
  6. Develop knowledge of substantive and procedural law.
  7. Develop sound legal writing skills.
  8. Demonstrate ethical and social responsibility.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440