ASSOCIATE DEGREE                            TO   BACHELOR'S DEGREE
 Delaware Technical & Community College •

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a
bachelor’s degree from Peirce College.

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that
connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor’s degree programs to
create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable
you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as
a junior.

Delaware Tech’s associate degree program in Office Administration: Paralegal Option at
the Owens Campus is approved by the American Bar Association. Along with general
education courses, the program offers specialized legal courses, with emphasis on the
development of highly marketable skills. A legal internship provides work experience to
supplement classroom knowledge and applications. Employment opportunities are
available in government agencies, the court system, law firms, banks, insurance
companies, and other private businesses and corporations.

Peirce College’s ABA-approved bachelor’s degree completion program in Paralegal
Studies offers a quality, flexible program in an online or campus format. Students have
free access to online versions of the Westlaw and Lexis legal databases, which allows
them to gain valuable experience in electronic legal research. Students also are provided
with a free copy of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite of software. Graduates are well
positioned for career success in major law firms, corporate offices, business, government,
industry or as a foundation for law school.

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you’ll receive excellent instruction
in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech’s affordable tuition can reduce
the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor’s degree
more manageable.

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the
sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help
you follow the path to your bachelor’s degree.
                                                 Suggested Course Sequence
                      ASSOCIATE DEGREE                                                           BACHELOR’S DEGREE
    Office Administration: Paralegal Option (Owens Campus)                                         Paralegal Studies

                         DELAWARE TECH                                                              PEIRCE COLLEGE

FIRST SEMESTER                                                     CR     FIFTH SEMESTER                                                CR
ENG    121 Composition                                              3     PLG      XXX            Paralegal Elective                     3
OAT    170 Introduction to Legal System                             3     PLG      213            Legal Writing II                       3
OAT    121 Keyboarding                                              4     ENG      XXX            English/Communication Elective         3
XXX    XXX Science Course                                           3     SOC/SCI XXX             Social Science Elective                3
OAT    276 Corporations & Commercial Law (Legal                     3     BIS      109            Information Search and Presentation    3
           Elective*)                                                                             (Tech Core)
                                                                          PRC          101        Peirce College Orientation            1
                                                                   16                                                                   16
SECOND SEMESTER                                                           SIXTH SEMESTER
ENG  124  Oral Communications                                      3      PLG      215            Prof Legal Responsibility             3
MAT  153  College Math & Statistics                                4      PLG      219            Legal Technology                      3
OAT  122  Keyboarding Applications                                 4      MAT      XXX            Math Elective                         3
PSY  121  General Psychology                                       3      PLG      204            Family Law                            3
OAT  172  Law of Simple Contracts (Legal Elective*)                3      PLG      208            Estate Law                            3
OAT  131  Office Systems & Procedures                              3
                                                                   20                                                                   15
THIRD SEMESTER                                                            SEVENTH SEMESTER
CIS    107 Intro to Computers/Applications (Other                   3     PLG      315    Advanced Legal Research                       3
           Approved Elective*)
ACC    101 Accounting I                                            4      PLG          XXX        Paralegal Elective                    3
OAT    280 Legal Research & Writing                                3      PLG          XXX        Paralegal Elective                    3
ECO    111 Macroeconomics                                          3      HUM/HIS      XXX        Humanities/History Course             3
OAT    271 Real Property Law (Legal Elective*)                     3      SCI          XXX        Science Course                        3
OAT    270 Criminal Law (Legal Elective*)                          3
                                                                   19                                                                   15
FOURTH SEMESTER                                                           EIGHTH SEMESTER
ENG  122  Technical Writing/Communication (Other                    3     SOC/SCI XXX     Social Science Course                         3
          Approved Elective*)
HIS  111  U. S. History: Pre-Civil War or                           3     PLG          430        BS PLG Capstone I                     3
HIS  112  U. S. History: Post-Civil War
OAT  173  Civil Procedure & Tort (Legal Elective*)                 3      PLG          440        BS PLG Capstone II                    3
OAT  285  Law Office Management (Legal Elective*)                  3      GEN ED       XXX        General Education Course              3
OAT  290  Intern Program                                           5      HUM/HIS      XXX        Humanities/History Course             3
                                                                   17                                                                   15
TOTAL CREDITS                                                      72     TOTAL CREDITS                                                 61
     Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by the law.
     Peirce College’s Paralegal Studies program requires a minimum of 121 credits for graduation.
     *Student should take this course for Peirce College transfer. Check with your advisor.
     Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
     RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
     Courses remaining are based on DTCC course selections at the associate degree level.
                                                         For more information contact:

                         Delaware Tech                                                                 Peirce College
                Georgetown, Delaware: 302-855-1677                                       Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 215-670-9214

This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 09/2011

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