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Program Description

Paralegal/Law Associate of Science

The paralegal program is intended to prepare students for employment as paralegals in both the private and public sectors following graduation. The American Bar Association (ABA) By-Laws Section 21.12 uses the terms paralegal and legal assistant interchangeably referring to persons who, although not members of the legal profession, are qualified through education, training, or work experience and are employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity in a capacity or function which involves the performance, under the direction and supervision of an attorney, of specifically delegated substantive legal work. Paralegals/legal assistants must comply with the legal restrictions in the practice of law by a nonlawyer. The California Business & Professions Code, Section 6450 et seq, governs paralegals in California.

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The American Bar Association does not recognize the following courses as meeting its definition of General Education: ARTB 14, ARTD 15A, ARTD 20, ARTD 25A, ARTS 30A, ARTS 40A, THTR 11, MUS 7, AD 3 and COUN 5. Students developing their educational plan should select another course from the Mt. SAC General Education area which will satisfy that area’s General Education requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Have increased confidence in basic paralegal skills.
  • Competently prepare basic legal documents such as motions and discovery, as they would be asked to do under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney.
  • Have earned LexisAdvance certification for paralegals.
  • Have earned Westlaw certification for paralegals.

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Real Estate Associate of Science

You've taken the first step towards joining one of the most rewarding and dynamic business communities out there. Our program is geared towards working professionals and is staffed with experts from the industry.

This program prepares students for employment following graduation. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss the transferability of courses. The requirements for a degree in real estate include the eight classes needed prior to applying to take the Real Estate Broker License Exam as well as several additional classes designed to strengthen the skills needed to succeed in a career in real estate.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Have the requisite knowledge to pass both the California Real Estate Sales and Broker's Exams.
  • Meet or exceed the state average for success or passage on the state licensing exam.
Related Careers
  • Real Estate Sales Agents
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
  • Appraisers, Real Estate
  • Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
  • Assessors
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
  • Loan Officers
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Lawyers

Admissions

Any person who is 18 years old and not currently enrolled in High School or any person possessing a high school diploma or its equivalent is eligible for admission to Mt. San Antonio College. Admission to Mt. San Antonio College includes the filing of an application for admission by the student and the filing of transcripts from high school or college(s) the student previously attended. It is the student’s responsibility to request official transcripts from the last high school attended and any college(s) attended. Transcripts will be reviewed to determine eligibility for courses at Mt. SAC.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

At Mt. SAC, students can get the full college experience without the full college debt. We give our students the support and excellent education they need to succeed in new careers, gain admission int ... Read More

At Mt. SAC, students can get the full college experience without the full college debt. We give our students the support and excellent education they need to succeed in new careers, gain admission into top-tier universities, or advance in their current line of work. We have more than 260 degree and certificate programs, 25 support programs, and more than 50 student clubs and athletic programs. Read less