Associate in Arts
Prepare for an exciting and interesting career in the legal field! This degree is the first two years of a bachelor degree in paralegal studies. You will be given the opportunity to take many legal courses here at WCC before transferring to EMU to learn how to do legal research and writing. When you complete your 4 year degree you will be able to work with attorneys in the courts and assist with legal research and writings. While working as a professional paralegal, you may wish to continue your education and pursue a law degree having obtained a great foundation!
This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.
Career Outlook in Michigan
2020-2021 Academic Requirements
This program prepares students for entry-level positions or further study in the field of law. Entry-level paralegal positions are available in legal offices such as corporate, prosecuting and public defense in addition to some courts. Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals may assist with research, court filings, documentation and depositions. Students who wish to continue their education may continue on to a bachelor's degree or a Juris Doctorate degree.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.
|ACC 111||Principles of Accounting I||3|
|CJT 160||Criminal Justice Constitutional Law||3|
|HST 200||Michigan History||3|
|Elective(s)||Natural Sciences with Lab *||3|
|General Education Elective(s) (0-1 credits) to reach a minimum 30 General Education Credits||1|
|Elective(s) to reach minimum 60 credits||1|
- Total Credits Required
*Students wishing to transfer to EMU should follow the articulation guide.