Paralegal Studies A.A.S.

Paralegal Studies A.A.S.

A paralegal or legal assistant is qualified by education, training or work experience and employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, government agency or other entity. Paralegals perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

The paralegal studies program offers a two-year, full-time curriculum that allows a student to graduate and enter the paralegal profession under the supervision of an attorney in the private or public sector with an associate of applied science degree.

Many students, after earning a paralegal studies degree, continue on to complete four-year degrees. Some even continue on to law school with the goal of becoming licensed attorneys.

What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.