The CCA Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and awards the following degrees and certificate.
Associate of General Studies Degree -- Paralegal (A.G.S.)
- 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.
Associate of Applied Science Degree -- Paralegal (A.A.S.)
- 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.
Associate of Applied Science -- Management with Paralegal Emphasis (A.A.S.)
- 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.
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