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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program - Pennsylvania College of Technology

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Paralegal Program Information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program
One College Avenue
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Tel: 717.326.3761
Fax: 717.327.4529

Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Post-Secondary Certificate


Pennsylvania College of Technology was established in 1941 as the Williamsport Technical Institute and was renamed in 1989. An affiliate of the Pennsylvania State University, it offers more than 100 programs of study in a variety of disciplines. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It has more than 6500 students who are earning associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees and certificates in various fields of study. It has 299 faculty members full-time and around 208 part-time faculty members.

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers an Associate's degree, Baccalaureate Degree Minor in Paralegal Studies and a Certificate in Nurse-Health Care Paralegal Studies. The programs are ABA approved.

The Curriculum for the Associate's degree program include courses such as Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Business Organizational Law, Introduction to Information Technology, English Composition I, Structures of Mathematics, Keyboarding and Its Applications 1, Legal Research and Writing, Civil Practice and Procedures, Real Property Law, Business Communications, Fundamentals of Speech, Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Estate and Trust Administration, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Science Elective, Humanities Elective, Social Science Elective, Criminal Law and Procedures, Bankruptcy, Administrative Law or Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution or Advanced Legal Writing and Analysis, Legal Ethics, Legal Assistant Internship, Humanities Elective or Social Science Elective or Foreign Language Elective or English Composition II or Topics in Mathematics.

Students can earn a Baccalaureate Degree Minor by completing 18 credits from courses such as Dental Law and Ethics, State and Federal Environmental Regulations, Legal Issues and Applications in Hospitality, Criminal Justice, Risk Management and Insurance, Media and Law, Business Law I, Business Law II, American Government-National, State and Local Government, Occupational Health and Safety, Criminology, Computer Law, Ethics and Society, Legal Issues in Human Services, International Law, Constitutional Law, Law Office Administration and Management, UCC and Intellectual Property Law, Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues, and Employment Law and Business.


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