Legal Assistant - Certificate

The Legal Assistant Certificate prepares students in basic legal office skills. The courses apply to the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Gainful Employment Disclosure: At public and private not-for-profit institutions, gainful employment programs are Title IV-eligible certificate programs. Effective July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about these programs. This information can be found at http://nmsua.edu/gainful-employment-disclosures/.

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 29

Select one from the following:3
Business Mathematics3
Intermediate Algebra3
College Algebra3
ACCT 221Financial Accounting3
or ACCT 200 A Survey of Accounting
BOT 213Word Processing I3
COLL 101College/Life Success1
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
PL S 160Legal System for the Paralegal3
PL S 190Criminal Law for the Paralegal3
or C J 205 Criminal Law
PL S 200Legal Ethics for the Paralegal3
PL S 274Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal I3
Total Credits29