Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal

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Enter the Legal Field with a Paralegal Degree

If you love a good courtroom drama or the fine details of a legal contract, you might be the perfect match for a paralegal career. The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal program provides you with foundational knowledge about law, litigation, dispute resolution, criminal and civil matters, torts, ethics, and legal research and writing. Contact Charter College today to get started.

Online AAS in Paralegal Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this AAS in Paralegal degree program, you will be able to:

  • Follow established rules and practices of the legal professional and legal ethics
  • Use appropriate procedures and methodologies to draft legal documents
  • Complete legal research utilizing primary and secondary sources and research services such as Westlaw
  • Apply critical thinking skills to assess the core functional areas of paralegal practice
  • Demonstrate communication, social, ethical, and client-focused skills necessary to efficiently complete assigned tasks in a law practice

Program Length

  • 15 months

Delivery Method

  • Online Learning

Business Classes and Curriculum

The AAS in Paralegal program provides you with the legal knowledge and technical skills you need to find entry level work in a legal or business field. In lectures and online activities, you will learn about the U.S. legal system and modern technological and administrative systems used in the field. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Topics and Classes

  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Program Length

In as little as 15 months, you can complete your AAS in Paralegal Degree. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Delivery Method

The Associate of Applied Science Paralegal Degree program is available in a fully online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Prepare for a Paralegal Career

The AAS in Paralegal degree program can provide you with the technical skills and legal knowledge you need to seek entry-level paralegal positions. You could find employment in law firms, corporations, government entities, and administrative agencies


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