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Paralegal Studies A.A.S. Degree

Paralegals are trained specialists who, under the supervision of an attorney, perform a wide variety of legal tasks. These tasks may include legal research, law office management and preparation of legal documents. Only an attorney may provide legal services directly to the public. Students can earn the Associate in Applied Science which prepares graduates for employment in:

  • Law Offices
  • Corporate Legal Departments,
  • Legal Services Corporations
  • State Government Offices
  • Title Companies
  • Federal and State Courts.

This program is approved by the American Bar Association and the College is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Students who already have a college degree – Associate’s, Bachelor’s or higher, can earn a Paralegal Studies Certificate.

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Semester I

3

Students may select an alternate Computer Science (GE MST) course for which they have appropriate academic advisement and preparation in mathematics, such as CSC-106.

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester II

Semester III

OR

OR

OR

1-3

Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.

3

BUS-115 will satisfy the math requirement. Students considering transfer to a baccalaureate program should consult an academic advisor as to other math choices.

Semester IV

OR

OR

OR

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

3-4

Choose one Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Math, Science and Technology (GE MST).

Contact Information

Contact Name: Aslihan Cakmak, Chairperson
Contact Phone: 732.906.2526
Contact Email: ACakmak@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and-computer-science

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Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.