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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal/Legal Assisting [2018]

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Associate in Science Degree

(64 Credit Hours)

Program Manager

Suzanne Bechtol
941-752-5359 Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 65359 Venice

Program Goal

To educate paralegals with an effective balance of legal knowledge and practical skills. To prepare the student for work in the legal profession upon graduation and to sit for the National Legal Assistant Certification Exam. This program is considered to be substantially in compliance with ABA guidelines for paralegal education by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

General Education Courses

Subtotal Credit Hours: 15

Program Specialization Courses

Please consult the course description section of the Catalog for any prerequisites. Students should take the PLA courses in sequence if possible.


The Legal Assisting Program has a recommended sequence that includes both general and specialized program courses.

Please see the Paralegal/Legal Assisting Program manager for additional information.

Articulated credit from a technical institute/secondary school may be applicable. Contact the SCF associate vice president for corporate and community development for more information.

A related certificate also is offered. See certificate  listing.

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