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University Transfer Degree

University Transfer Degree Information:
This degree program is designed for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities. Transfer credit varies among colleges. Students should consult both the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer and the signed transfer agreement or the current transfer planning guide posted at www.tulsacc.edu/transfer to select courses that will meet the requirements for both the associate and baccalaureate degree programs.

 

Program Description:
Upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements, including a grade of “C” or better in all Paralegal courses, graduates are eligible to apply for the examination given by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. to become Certified Legal Assistants (CLA) or National Association of Legal Professionals to secure the Professional Paralegal (PP) credentials.). Tulsa Community College is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

 

Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts

 

For More Information Contact:
Business and Information Technology Division:
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7439

Paralegal Program Coordinator: (918) 595-7317

 

Admission to the Program:
1. Complete all admission requirements to Tulsa Community College.
2. Complete all admission requirements to the Paralegal Program. 

a. Complete Paralegal Application. (Available in the Business and Technology Division Office, Metro Campus, MC 416)

b. Successful completion of all General Education Requirements, as well as PLGL 1213, with a “C” or better. Tulsa Community College will refuse program completion credit for legal specialty courses taken more than six years prior to completion of the program, unless the student’s proficiency in the area can be demonstrated.

 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 34

 

Communication 9 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition l
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
 

Humanities 6 hours
See the General Education Requirements page for complete list.
 

Mathematics 3 hours
MATH 1513 College Algebra
or higher level MATH course

 

Science 7 hours
See the General Education Requirements page for complete list. One course must be laboratory science.

 

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one of the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

 

Required Electives 3 hours
Select 3 credit hours from the following disciplines:
Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). See General Education Requirements.

 

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours 27

 

Accounting 3 hours
*ACCT 2213 Financial Accounting

 

Paralegal 21 hours
Students are required to earn a “C” or better in all Paralegal Courses
*PLGL 1213 Introduction to the Legal System
*PLGL 1313 Civil Procedure l
*PLGL 2303 Civil Procedure ll
*PLGL 2333 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
*PLGL 2343 Advanced Legal Research and Writing
*PLGL 2353 Contracts
*PLGL 2363 Real Property Law

 

Controlled Electives 3 hours
Select 3 credit hours from the following: Economics, Geography, Nutrition, Business Law, Math or ENGL 2343 which is highly recommended for students with no office experience.

 

Total Credit Hours: 61
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

 

General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.

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