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Paralegal Studies

Associate in Science

 

Paralegal Studies

If you are looking to gain entry into the field of law, then this may be the program for you! Our program is offered in collaboration with Cumberland County College. Students will complete their first year at Salem Community College, then transition to Cumberland County College for their second year. Studies include general education courses, business law, family law and legal research and writing.

Our program prepares students to sit for the Paralegal examination and is accredited by the American Bar Association. Students who successfully pass the exam may pursue careers as Paralegals in law offices, casinos, real estate offices, insurance companies, and private businesses.

 

 

 

 

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TRANSFER

Students have successfully transferred to:

  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stockton University
  • Wilmington University

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CAREER

Students who complete the Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science program and go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

  • Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
  • Legal Secretaries

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YOUR DEGREE COST AND COURSES

First Semester
At Salem Community College

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
CSC115Computer Applications3$0.00$540.00$540.00
ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$540.00$540.00
DIV-ELECDiversity Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
MAT-ELECMath Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
Subtotal:$2,700.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Second Semester
At Salem Community College

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$540.00$540.00
POL102American Government3$0.00$540.00$540.00
HIS-ELECHistory Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
SCI-ELECScience Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
Subtotal:$2,700.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Third Semester
At Cumberland County College

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
BU109Business Law I3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL101Introduction to the Legal System3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL104Introduction to Legal Research and Writing3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL206Administration of Estates3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL208Legal Office Management3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total

Fourth Semester
At Cumberland County College

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
CS110Technology Literacy2Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL105Civil Litigation3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL203Mechanics of Property Transaction3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL205Principles of Family Law3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total
PL221Advanced Legal Research and Writing3Cumberland FeesCumberland TuitonCumberland Total

Total Program Cost to attend at Salem Community College: $5,400.00*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.