This program is designed to prepare graduates to work as professional assistants under the supervision of attorneys, with training in civil procedure, legal research and writing, drafting of documents, interviewing techniques, litigation support, computer use in the law, and law office systems management. Students acquire additional knowledge of various substantive and procedural areas of law including, among others, contract law, real property transactions, business organizations, family law, bankruptcy or probate practice. 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 be Certified Legal Assistants (CLA). Tulsa Community College is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science
For More Information Contact:
Paralegal Program Coordinator: (918) 595-7317
Business and Information Technology Division:
Metro Campus (918) 595-7039
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 Information 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 student’s proficiency in the area can be demonstrated.
General Education Requirements Credit hours: 18
English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present
Additional General Education 6 hours
Within the requirement for 18 semester hours or the equivalent of General Education course work, students must take courses in at least three different disciplines such as social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, foreign language and English. Acceptable courses include survey and theory courses, but exclude performance, activity, and special topics 2991-2996 courses. See the Paralegal Program Coordinator for questions about specific course acceptability.
Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 45
Accounting 3 hours
*ACCT 2213 Financial Accounting
Computer information Systems 3 hours
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
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 I
*PLGL 2303 Civil Procedure II
*PLGL 2333 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
*PLGL 2343 Advanced Legal Research and Writing
*PLGL 2353 Contracts
*PLGL 2363 Real Property Law
Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
Controlled Electives 15 hours
**Paralegal 9 hours
*PLGL 2373 Computers in the Law
*PLGL 2403 Principles of Family Law
*PLGL 2413 Law Office Systems and Procedures
*PLGL 2423 Corporations, Partnerships and LLC’s
*PLGL 2433 Bankruptcy
*PLGL 2443 Probate, Administration of Estates and Trusts
*PLGL 2453 Administrative Law
*PLGL 2463 Labor and Employment
*PLGL 2473 Torts and Insurance
*PLGL 2483 Native American Law
*PLGL 2493 Criminal Law for Paralegals
*PLGL 2502 Medical Record Analysis for Paralegals
*PLGL 2511 E-Discovery for Paralegal
*PLGL 2601 Worker’s Compensation for Paralegals
*PLGL 2613 Social Security Administration
*PLGL 2621 Elder Law
*PLGL 2802 Internship
*PLGL 2813 Internship
Select an additional 6 hours from other computer, accounting, business, management, administrative careers, or paralegal courses, Examples are:
MGMT 2363 Principles of Management
***ENGL 2343 Business Communication I
*PLGL 2802 Internship
*PLGL 2813 Internship
Total Credit Hours: 63
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Graduation credit for 1 and 2 credit hour courses in this series is limited to a maximum of 3 credit hours.
General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.