Oakland Community College 
Programs

PARALEGAL

Post-Baccalaureate Degree

Certificate (PLG.CT)

   The Paralegal Certificate Program leads to a Post-Bachelor Degree Professional Paralegal Certificate. This program is designed to provide the legal profession with qualified paraprofessionals who will perform legal research, aid in discovery and analyze evidence in preparation for litigation in the various court systems at the local, state and national levels. Students may participate in an internship as part of their training.
   To qualify for a Paralegal Certificate, the student must have completed a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning and must complete the courses listed as Paralegal Major
Requirements below.

Requirements for acceptance into the program:
   Prior to the student's enrollment in the first course sequence within the program, the student must complete an interview with the PLG Program Coordinator.

Major Requirements Credits
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office) 4
BUS 2030 Business Law I 3
BUS 2040 Business Law II 3
PLG 2100 Legal Research I 3
PLG 2110 Litigation 4
PLG 2120 Legal Research II 4
PLG 2130 Substantive Law 4
PLG 2140 Trial Preparation 3
PLG 2160 Legal Ethics 2
PLG 2601-2609 Special Topics 2
or    
PLG 2611-2619 Special Topics 2
 
Recommended Electives
 
AST 1090 Legal Office Environment and Documentation 3
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
PLG 2510 Paralegal Internship 3

NOTE: A Paralegal is not licensed to practice law but does perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals are bound to the same recognized ethical standards and rules of professional responsibility as a lawyer.