Paralegal Degrees, Certificates and Classes
The CCA Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and awards the following degrees and certificate.
- This course of study is for students planning to obtain additional education, such as a bachelor's degree or eventual attendance in law school. Course requirements include 30 hours of coursework in Math and Science, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities, plus another 30-hours of Paralegal classes.
- This path fits students who only want to get a two-year or "terminal" degree and have no further designs on obtaining a bachelor's degree. The course requirements include 30 hours of general education courses in Math or Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences, etc., along with 30 hours of Paralegal courses.
- Those interested in having their general studies classes predominantly business-oriented should choose this option. Business curriculum that would complement the 30-hour Paralegal course requirements would include such classes as Microeconomics, Accounting, Macroeconomics, Management, Legal Environment Business, and Human Resources Management. An articulation agreement with Regis University allows students to take nearly three years of courses at CCA before transferring to Regis for one additional year to earn a bachelor's degree.
- Students who already have earned a bachelor's, associate's or an advanced degree can take 30 hours of Paralegal courses and get certification from an ABA approved program, which can aid a job search, possibly influence promotion within the field, or if changing fields, provide an opportunity for better employment.
Please Note: Students, who have already completed a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree, only need to complete 30 semester hours to receive the Paralegal Certificate.
Below is a listing of the Paralegal courses that are offered at the Community College of Aurora.
Please Note: Not all courses are offered each semester. Please refer to the semester schedules for courses offered for the current semester.
- PAR 115 Introduction to Law
- PAR 116 Torts
- PAR 117 Family Law
- PAR 118 Contracts
- PAR 125 Property Law
- PAR 201 Civil Litigation
- PAR 205 Criminal Law
- PAR 206 Business Organizations
- PAR 207 Current Issues in Law
- PAR 208 Probate and Estates
- PAR 209 Constitutional Law
- PAR 213 Legal Research and Writing I
- PAR 214 Legal Research and Writing II
- PAR 216 Employment Law
- PAR 218 Bankruptcy Law
- PAR 227 Immigration Law
- PAR 275 Special Topics
- PAR 280 Internship
- PAR 285 Independent Study