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					Non-PAR Required Courses
     PAR Course                     Course Name                    Credit Hours                         Notes
                                                                                                                                             PARALEGAL PROGRAM STUDENT PLANNER
ENG 1101                 English Composition I                             3                                                       Is the Paralegal Profession                            Your Paralegal Career Starts Here
ENG 1201                 English Composition II                            3                                                       right for you?                                         The purpose of this material is to help you
ENG 1199                 Text Editing                                      3                                                                                                              plan your Paralegal Program (PAR) studies.
                                                                                                                                   Every legal case is someone’s real-life
BIS 1410                 Business Software Applications                    3                                                       story. As a Paralegal, you get to help these           The PAR degree requirements include
COM 2206                 Interpersonal Communications                      3                                                       stories unfold. Under the supervision of a             PAR courses and non-PAR courses. When
LAW 1101                 Business Law                                      3        Offered in classroom and online                lawyer, you can perform legal research,                planning your schedule, it is very important
XXX xxxx                 Arts & Humanities Elective                        3        See Arts/Humanities Elective list              draft legal documents, interview clients,              to pay attention to required course
PSY 1100/SOC 1101        Gen Psch/Gen Sociology                            3                                                       and communicate with courts and public                 prerequisites.
ACC 1210                 Introduction to Financial Accounting              3                                                       agencies. You would play a valuable role in
                                                                                                                                                                                          PAR Program offers a strong focus on
XXX xxxx                 Natural/Physical Science Elective                 3        See Natural/Physical Science Elective list     helping the legal system work.
                                                                                                                                                                                          good communication skills, ethical conduct,
MAT 1120                 Business Math                                     3                                                       Is Sinclair right for you?                             and practical experience. In addition,
                                                                                                                                   A Sinclair paralegal degree is economical,             good technology skills are developed. All
PAR Elective Courses (6 Hours Required)                                                                                            respected by employers and approved                    paralegal students are required to purchase
                                                                                                                                   by the American Bar Association. Sinclair              a Lexis I.D. for legal research. Students will
 PAR Course                     Course Name                       Credit Hours         Prerequisites                Offered When
                                                                                                                                   is academically accredited by the Higher               learn a variety of software applications used
PAR 2501         Juvenile Law                                          1         PAR 1101                    Fall
                                                                                                                                   Education Learning Commission of the North             in the legal field.
PAR 2502         Employment Discrimination                             1         PAR 1101                    Fall                  Central Association.
PAR 2503         Intellectual Property                                 1         PAR 1101                    Spring
                                                                                                                                   Paralegal Mission
PAR 2504         Bankruptcy Law                                        2         PAR 1101                    Spring
                                                                                                                                   The Paralegal Program provides a practical             Resources
PAR 2505         Criminal Law                                          2         PAR 1101                    Spring
                                                                                                                                   and interactive learning environment that              For additional information, including job
PAR 2506         Business Organizations                                3         LAW 1101                    Spring
                                                                                                                                   prepares ethical, competent paralegals with            projections, visit the paralegal department
PAR 2507         Legal Interviewing Skills                             1         PAR 1101                    Summer                analytical, communication, and technical               web site at http://www.sinclair.edu/
PAR 2508         Appellate Procedure                                   1         PAR 1101                    Summer                skills necessary to excel in a diverse legal           academics/bus/departments/par
PAR 2511         Online Legal Research                                 1         PAR 2301                    Spring/Summer         community.
LAW 1102         Consumer Law                                          3                                     Summer/Fall/Spring    What will I achieve?                                   PAR Department Office
LAW 1103         Domestic Violence                                     2                                     Summer                                                                       Department Secretary: Jane Moix
                                                                                                                                   To meet the needs of the legal community               Building 5, Room 5141
                                                                                                                                   for well-trained paralegal professionals, a            Phone (937) 512-2616
 Arts/Humanities Electives                                            Natural/Physical Science Electives                           graduate with an associate degree from the             e-mail: jane.moix@sinclair.edu
 (Other arts/humanities elective courses of at least 3 hours          (Other science elective courses of at least 3 hours may
                                                                                                                                   Paralegal Program will be able to:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Department Chair
 may be substituted upon approval of the PAR chair)                   be substituted upon approval of the PAR chair)                  1. Competently prepare and interpret legal          Mike Brigner, J.D.
 ART 1110, 2230, 2231, 2235, 2236                                     BIO 1111 General Biology I (4 hrs) AND BIO 1117 Lab for           documents.                                        Building 5, Room 5141C
                                                                      General Biology I (0 hrs)
 DAN 1155, 1157                                                                                                                       2. Exemplify a high standard of ethical and         Phone (937) 512-2616
                                                                      CHE 1111 Introduction to Chemistry (4 hrs) AND CHE 1151                                                             e-mail: mike.brigner@sinclair.edu
 HIS 1101, 1102, 1105, 1111, 1112, 2215, 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219       Lab for Introduction to Chemistry (0 hrs)
                                                                                                                                        professional behavior individually, and as
 HUM 1125, 1130, 1131                                                                                                                   a member of a legal team.                         Academic Advisors
                                                                      AST 1111 The Solar System (3 hrs) AND AST 1117 Lab for
 LIT 2201, 2211, 2212, 2217, 2220, 2230, 2234, 2270                   The Solar System (0 hrs)                                        3. Competently conduct factual and legal            Building 11, Room 11346
 MUS 1121, 2217, 2218                                                 GEO 1101 Human Geography (3 hrs) OR GEO 1206                      research and communicate the results              Phone (937) 512-3700
                                                                      Appalachian Environment (3 hrs)                                   clearly and concisely.                            e-mail: businesscounselors@sinclair.edu
 PHI 2204, 2205, 2206
                                                                      GLG 1101 General Geology I (4 hrs) AND GLG 111 Lab for                                                              www.sinclair.edu/academics/bps/counselors
 REL 1111, 1112, 1135                                                 General Geology I (0 hrs)                                       4. Demonstrate competency in current
                                                                                                                                       technology.                                        Sinclair Campus InTouch Kiosks and/or Web
 THE 1101, 1105, 2201,                                                PHY 1100 Introduction to Physics (4 hrs) AND PHY 1110
                                                                      Lab for Introduction to Physics (0 hrs)                                                                             Advisor on my.sinclair
                                                                                                                                                                                          For registration, schedules and financial aid
                                                                                                                                                                                          information go to:
                                                       Start Your Success with the SCC 1101 – Student Success course.
                                                       (Recommended before or with PAR 1101 – Paralegal Principles course.)                                                               www.sinclair.edu/services/registration
                                                                                                                                                                                          www.sinclair.edu/schedule
                                                       Completion of the Paralegal Program DOES NOT                                Completion of the Paralegal Program DOES NOT           www.sinclair.edu/services/finaid
                                                       AUTHORIZE a graduate to practice law as an attorney.                        AUTHORIZE a graduate to practice law as an attorney.
                                               PARALEGAL PROGRAM                                              When are Courses offered?                                      DL = Distance Learning Course, offered online
               A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) Degree (71 Total Semester Credit Hours)                       Course                           Title                           Fall                Spring              Summer
             NOTE: --Applicants must be accepted into the Paralegal Program before taking PAR courses.
                --Applicants must be able to perform at the college level in math, English, & reading.                                                                       Day    Eve      DL   Day    Eve     DL   Day     Eve     DL
                                                                                                              PAR 1101           Paralegal Principles                         X        X           X         X
Recommended Sequence of Courses for                      Recommended Sequence of Courses for                  PAR 1102           Legal Technology                             X        X           X         X
Students Starting Fall Semester                          Students Starting Spring Semester                    PAR 1103           Litigation                                   X        X           X         X
Sinclair #        Semester Course                Hours   Sinclair #      Semester Course              Hours   PAR 1201           Legal Research & Writing                                          X         X         X       X
                   Semester 1 (Fall)                                     Semester 1 (Spring)                  PAR 1202           Advanced Legal Technology                                         X         X
PAR 1101          Paralegal Principles            3      PAR 1101        Paralegal Principles            3    PAR 1203           Advanced Litigation                                               X         X
PAR 1102          Legal Technology                 1     PAR 1102        Legal Technology                1
                                                                                                              PAR 1204           Real Estate Law                                                   X         X
PAR 1103          Litigation                      3      PAR 1103        Litigation                      3
                                                                                                              PAR 2301           Advanced Legal Research & Writing            X        X
ENG 1101          English Composition I           3      ENG 1101        English Composition I           3
                                                                                                              PAR 2302           Family Law                                   X        X
                  Business Software                                      Business Software
BIS 1410                                          3      BIS 1410                                        3
                  Applications                                           Applications                         PAR 2303           Probate Law                                  X        X
                  Interpersonal                                          Interpersonal
COM 2206          Communications                  3      COM 2206        Communications                  3    PAR 2304           Paralegal Ethics                             X        X
                  Semester 1 Total                16                     Semester 1 Total                16   PAR 2401           Paralegal Internship                         X        X           X         X         X
                                                                                                              PAR 2501           Juvenile Law                                          X
                  Semester 2 (Spring)                                   Semester 2 (Summer)
                                                                                                              PAR 2502           Employment Discrimination                             X
PAR 1201          Legal Research & Writing        3      XXX xxxx        Arts & Humanities Elective      3
                                                                                                              PAR 2503           Intellectual Property                                                       X
PAR 1202          Advanced Legal Technology        1     PAR 1201        Legal Research & Writing        3
                                                                                                              PAR 2504           Bankruptcy Law                                                    X         X
PAR 1203          Advanced Litigation             3      PSY 1100/SOC    Gen Psch/Gen Sociology          3
                                                         1101                                                 PAR 2505           Criminal Law                                                      X         X
PAR 1204          Real Estate Law                 3
                                                                         Semester 2 Total                9    PAR 2506           Business Organizations                                            X         X
LAW 1101          Business Law                    3
ENG xxxx          Text Editing                    3
                                                                                                              PAR 2507           Legal Interviewing Skills                                                                     X
                                                                          Semester 3 (Fall)
                  Semester 2 Total                16                     Advanced Legal Research &            PAR 2508           Appellate Procedure                                                                           X
                                                         PAR 2301                                        3
                                                                         Writing                              PAR 2511           Online Legal Research                                                           X                    X
                 Semester 3 (Summer)                     PAR 2302        Family Law                      3
                                                                                                              LAW 1101           Business Law                                 X        X     X     X         X   X     X       X      X
XXX xxxx          Arts & Humanities Elective      3      PAR 2303        Probate Law                     3
                                                                                                              LAW 1102           Consumer Law                                                X                   X                    X
PAR/LAW           PAR Elective(s)                 3      PAR 2304        Paralegal Ethics                3
                                                                                                              LAW 1103           Domestic Violence                                                                                    X
PSY 1100/SOC                                             LAW 1101        Business Law                    3
                  Gen Psch/Gen Sociology          3
1101
                                                         ENG xxxx        Text Editing                    3
                  Semester 3 Total                9
                                                                         Semester 3 Total                18
                   Semester 4 (Fall)
                                                                         Semester 4 (Spring)
                                                                                                              PAR Required Courses
                  Advanced Legal Research &
PAR 2301          Writing                         3      PAR/LAW         PAR Elective(s)                 3     PAR Course           Course Name              Credit Hours                    Prerequisites                  Offered When
PAR 2302          Family Law                      3      PAR 1202        Advanced Legal Technology       1    PAR 1101      Paralegal Principles                  3         Admission to PAR program                        Fall/Spring
PAR 2303          Probate Law                     3      PAR 1203        Advanced Litigation             3    PAR 1102      Legal Technology                       1        MUST take with PAR 1101                         Fall/Spring
PAR 2304          Paralegal Ethics                3      PAR 1204        Real Estate Law                 3    PAR 1103      Litigation                            3         SHOULD take with PAR 1101 & Chair Permission Fall/Spring
                  Introduction to Financial                              Introduction to Financial                                                                                                                          Spring/
ACC 1210                                          3      ACC 1210                                        3    PAR 1201      Legal Research & Writing
                  Accounting                                             Accounting                                                                               3         PAR 1101
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Summer
ENG 1201          English Composition II          3      ENG 1201        English Composition II          3
                                                                                                              PAR 1202      Advanced Legal Technology              1        PAR 1102, 1103                                  Spring
                  Semester 4 Total                18                     Semester 4 Total                16
                                                                                                              PAR 1203      Advanced Litigation                   3         PAR 1103                                        Spring

                  Semester 5 (Spring)                                     Semester 5 (Fall)                   PAR 1204      Real Estate Law                       3         PAR 1101, 1103                                  Spring
PAR 2401          Paralegal Internship                   PAR 2401        Paralegal Internship                               Advanced Legal Research &
                                                  3                                                      3    PAR 2301                                            3         PAR 1201                                        Fall
                                                                                                                            Writing
PAR/LAW           PAR Elective(s)                 3      PAR/LAW         PAR Elective(s)                 3    PAR 2302      Family Law                            3         PAR 1101, 1103                                  Fall
                  Natural/Physical Science                               Natural/Physical Science
XXX xxxx                                          3      XXX xxxx                                        3    PAR 2303      Probate Law                           3         PAR 1101                                        Fall
                  Elective                                               Elective
MAT 1120          Business Math                   3      MAT 1120        Business Math                   3    PAR 2304      Paralegal Ethics                      3         PAR 1103                                        Fall
                  Semester 5 Total                12                     Semester 5 Total                12                                                                                                                 Fall/Spring/
                                                                                                              PAR 2401      Paralegal Internship                  3         PAR 1201, 1103, 2304 & Instructor Permission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Summer

				
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