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Rose State College In Midwest City Provides All-Inclusive Lower-Division Education And Thriving Community-Services Programs. It Provided First Legal Assistant Program. RSC Legal Assistant Program Offers Applied Science Associates With Legal Assistant.

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                                The Legal Assistant Program at Rose State College in
                                Midwest City, OK
                                [By Judith Earley]
                                The original name of Rose State College was Oscar Rose Junior College. It was thus named in memory of a Midwest City-Del
                                City superintendent of schools. The school opened its doors on September 21, 1970.




Renamed on November , 983, the college               •    Integrity: The institution maintains         program has been approved by the American
was approved by its board of trustees and                   fair, honest, accurate, and consistent       Bar Association since 976. It is also a
became a member of the Oklahoma State                       policies and procedures monitored by         member of the American Association for
System of Higher Education in December                      measures of institutional effectiveness      Paralegal Education.
973. Over the years, enrollment has                        to ensure credible actions are taken
increased from ,700 to 8,200 housed in 2                  to further a diverse learning-centered       Designed to prepare students with the
buildings on approximately 6 acres of land.               environment of individuality and             knowledge and skills needed to excel in
                                                            collegiality.                                positions as legal assistants or paralegals,
Rose State College is an open-admission,                                                                 the RSC legal assistant program is a
associate degree-granting college created to           •    Service: Through teamwork on                 two-year program offering both day and
provide all-inclusive lower-division education              campus and in partnership with the           evening classes for the convenience of both
and thriving community-services programs.                   communities served, the institution          traditional students and second-career adult
According to the Rose State College website,                strives to improve the quality of life in    learners.
the values that guide institutional philosophy,             an urban setting by offering programs
operation, and planning are:                                and services based on the needs of           The RSC program offers an Associate of
                                                            students and citizens and designed for       Applied Science, Legal Assistant. It is not
•        Learning: The institution is a learning-           measurably improving the aesthetic,          geared toward students who wish to continue
         centered environment where students will           physical, economic, social, political, and   their educations by attending law school.
         be afforded ample opportunity to succeed           intellectual environment.
         in meeting their educational goals as                                                           On thE nEt
         partners in the pedagogical process.          After close examination, it was determined
                                                       that a need for legal assistants existed in       Rose State College
•        Excellence: The institution makes a           Oklahoma and that professional training           www.rose.edu/main/index.htm
         commitment to internal and external           programs should be developed.
         constituents to make each program                                                               Midwest City, OK
         and service one of excellence by              The first legal assistant program in the          www.midwestcityok.org
         establishing high standards that              state of Oklahoma was opened at Rose State
         sustain and promote higher education          College under the guidance of the Oklahoma        American Association for Paralegal
         in an innovative, learning-centered           Bar Association and the Oklahoma County           Education
         environment.                                  Bar Association. The RSC legal assistant          www.aafpe.org




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