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Program Description

The Paralegal Associate Degree prepares learners to draft and interpret legal documents; select, compile and use technical information; analyze and resolve legal procedural problems; and recognize and manage potential ethical conflicts. In addition, graduates of this program will be able to provide support and prepare attorneys for investigation and interviews. Courses covered in this program will included: legal research, legal technology and law office management. This program will include a Paralegal internship where students will practice the skills and knowledge gained in the program.

Starting Salary

$23,691–$51,924
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform legal research
  • Apply critical thinking skills to address legal issues
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a legal environment
  • Process legal documents
  • Apply ethical principles in a legal environment

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Court Clerk
  • Paralegal

Courses

The Paralegal Associate Degree is a 61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PARALEGAL INTRO/LEGAL ETHICS 3.00
LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATION 3.00
LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 2.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Second Term

CIVIL LITIGATION 1 3.00
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING 3.00
CONTRACTS AND CREDITOR/DEBTOR LAW 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00

Third Term

FAMILY LAW 3.00
ESTATES AND PROBATE 3.00
PARALEGAL CRIMINAL LAW 3.00
REAL ESTATE LAW 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00

Fourth Term

CIVIL LITIGATION 2 / TORTS 3.00
LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 2.00
LEGAL WRITING 3.00
PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP 2.00
LEGAL ETHICS / PROFESSIONALISM 3.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00

* The credit for College 101 (10-890-165) is a College Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Milwaukee School of Engineering Bachelor of Business Administration in Technical Sales
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Purdue University Global BS in Business Administration
Purdue University Global BS in Health Care Administration
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

Additional Information

Licensure/Certification Information

NTC’s Paralegal Associate Degree is designed to meet the State of Wisconsin's certification criteria. However, NTC has not made a determination whether this program meets licensure/certification requirements in states other than Wisconsin. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to verify that the NTC program meets licensure or certification requirements.

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