Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Paralegal/Legal Assistant, AS S0310

Program: S0310
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
PLGL 30 Intro to Paralegal/Legal 3.0
PLGL 31 Legal Analysis & Writing 3.0
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
Total:   10.0
Refer to catalog program description for courses not recognized by the ABA toward General Education
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
PLGL 37 Tort Law 3.0
PLGL 39 (or) Contract Law
Total:   3.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
PLGL 32 Advanced Legal Analysis & Writ 3.0
PLGL 33 Civil Procedure 3.0
A/AS MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 3.0
A/AS PE Meet AA/AS Phys Well-Being Req 1.0
Total:   10.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
PLGL 37 Tort Law 3.0
PLGL 39 (or) Contract Law
Total:   3.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
PLGL 34 Law Office Procedures 3.0
A/AS SCNCE AA/AS GE B1/B2 Science Crse 3.0
A/AS SELF AA/AS E LifelongUnderst Course 3.0
PLGL 41 Property Law 3.0
PLGL 42 (or) Family Law
PLGL 43 (or) Wills and Trusts
PLGL 44 (or) Bankruptcy Law
PLGL 48 (or) Criminal Law & Procedures
PLGL 49 (or) Evidence Law
BUSL 18 (or) Business Law
BUSL 19 (or) Advanced Business Law
Total:   12.0
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
Total:   4.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
PLGL 35 Law Office Technology 3.0
PLGL 38 Employment/Ethical Issues 3.0
A/AS ARTS AA/AS GE C1 Arts Crse 3.0
A/AS BEH AA/AS D-2 Elective Course 3.0
A/AS AMIST AA/AS GE D1 Hist & Poli Sc Cr 3.0
Total:   15.0
PLGL 38 corequisite: PLGL 32, 35, 37, 39 PLGL 38 prerequisite: PLGL 31, 33, 34 Paralegal/Legal Assistant, AS S0310 Submit petition:, student tab #45 summer graduation
Summer Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
A/AS HUM AA/AS GE C2 Humanities Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100. You may complete READ 90 or take the reading placement exam and earn a 65 or higher (eligibility for READ 100).  

The American Bar Association does not recognize the following courses as meeting its definition of General Education: ARTB 14, ARTD 15A, ARTD 20, ARTD 25A, ARTS 30A, ARTS 40A, THTR 11, MUS 7, AD 3, COUN 5, and the physical well-being requirement. Students developing their educational plan should select another course from the Mt. SAC General Education area which will satisfy that area's General Education requirement.

A paralegal shall perform work under the direction and supervision of an active member of the State Bar of California or other entity authorized under California law. A paralegal may not provide legal advice or engage in conduct that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law. (Business & Professions Code §§ 6450, 6451).

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