Printed on 10/21/2021

Legal Studies/Paralegal

10-110-1 Associate Degree (AAS)
Part Time and Full Time
62 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day and Evening
Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Become an essential member of the legal office team with a paralegal degree. You'll work under the supervision of lawyers to draft and interpret legal documents; select, compile and use technical legal information; analyze and resolve legal procedural problems; and recognize and manage potential ethical conflicts. Your work will support and prepare attorneys with investigation, interviews and preparation, though paralegals cannot give legal advice or represent clients in court. Courses cover legal research, legal technology and law office management. Industry professionals teach the procedures and the laws you need to function effectively in a law office or a related legal field. The program includes a paralegal internship where you will practice the knowledge and skills you gained in class.

Career Opportunities

  • Case Administration Specialist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Conveyance Examiner
  • Corporation Paralegal
  • Court Clerk
  • Disability Claims Specialist
  • Law Office Manager
  • Law Office Paralegal
  • Licensing Manager
  • Paralegal Supervisor
  • Plan Intake Coordinator
  • Public/Government Paralegal
  • Trust Department Paralegal
  • Victim/Witness Advocate


Estimated Program Cost

Legal Studies/Paralegal

This program will cost about $9,806.47*
based on current tuition and fees.

Textbooks will cost about $1,531.30*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Legal Studies/Paralegal

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    Skills Assessment

    An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

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    Transfer In

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    Transfer Out

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