Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook Major: Paralegal Studies, CSC

Paralegal Studies, CSC

PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the legal field.  Jobs include paralegal and legal assistant.  

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Research and evaluate a case brief.
  2. Perform legal research.
  3. Write a memorandum of law.


Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
ENG 111 - College Composition I

Prerequisite(s): EDE 10, co-enrollment in EDE 11, or other placement measures.   

3 credits
ITE 152 - Introduction to Digital Literacy and Computer Applications 3 credits
LGL 110 - Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant 3 credits
LGL 125 - Legal Research

Prerequisite(s): LGL 110.

3 credits
LGL 126 - Legal Writing

Prerequisite(s): LGL 125 and ENG 111 or permission of instructor.

3 credits
  • LGL Elective (any LGL course offered) 3 credits  Based on availability, options might include: LGL 115, LGL 117, LGL 130, LGL 215, LGL 218, LGL 235, LGL 238 
  • Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 18


    Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

    Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

    Students who desire to continue with the Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization should consult with their faculty advisor.