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Paralegal - Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

  1. Students will apply technology, information literacy, problem-solving, and technical skills to complete office tasks.
  2. Demonstrate effective professional communication skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of life-long learning in their chosen profession.
  4. Students will perform their responsibilities while practicing professional and ethical values.


Legal/Paralegal Assistant Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Use effective interpersonal, written, oral and nonverbal communication techniques as required of legal assistants and paralegals. 
    • OFTE Goal 2
    • Gen Ed Goals: Written and Oral Communication
  2. Demonstrate technical, problem-solving, and legal research skills frequently used by legal assistants and paralegals.
    • OFTE Goal 1, 2 , 4
    • Gen Ed Goals: Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning; Critical Analysis and Reasoning; Technological Competency; Information Literacy
  3. Recognize common ethical situations encountered by legal assistants and paralegals, and be prepared to respond appropriately.
    • OFTE Goal 1, 2, 4
    • Gen Ed Goals: Written and Oral Communication, Personal and Civic Responsibility
  4. Practice legal assisting/paralegal with sensitivity and recognition of cultural and socioeconomic differences.
    • OFTE Goal 1, 2, 4
    • Gen Ed Goals: Personal and Civic Responsibility
  5. Understand the importance of life-long learning in the administrative legal assisting/paralegal field.
    • OFTE:  Goal 3
    • Gen Ed:  Information Literacy, Written and Oral Communication,  Personal and Civic Responsibility