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Paralegal Technology

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks, and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal /legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

Associate in Applied Science Program

General Education Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
COS 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
Stuff Humanities/Fine Art Elective 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3
MAT 140A Survey of Math Lab 1
Stuff Social/Behavioral Sci.Elc. 3

Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LEX 110 Intro. to Paralegal Study 2
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3
LEX 240 Family Law 3
LEX 250 Wills Estates & Trust 3

Other Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LEX 121 Legal Research Writing II 3
LEX 151 Commercial Law II 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
LEX 170 Administrative Law 2
LEX 211 Property II 3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3
LEX 270 Law Office Mgt. & Tech. 2
LEX 214 Investigation & Trial Prep. 3
COE 111(PA) Coop. Work Experience 1
COE 115(PA) Coop. Work Experience Sem. 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
LEX 287 CLA Review Seminar 2
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 2
LEX 280 Ethics and Professionalism 2

Other Required Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LEX 289 Constitutional Law 3

Total Credits: ……………………………………………75

Recommended Course Sequence (Day Classes)

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
Fall
Semester II
Spring
Semester II
CIS 110ENG 111LEX 110LEX 130LEX 150

MAT 140

MAT 140A

COE 111(PA)LEX 120LEX 140LEX 151LEX 160

Social/Behave Science Elect

CJC 231LEX 121LEX 170LEX 271 Humanities/Fine Arts ElectLEX 210LEX 214LEX 240LEX 260

LEX 270

COE 115(PA)COM 231LEX 211LEX 250LEX 280

LEX 287

Recommended Course Sequence (Night Classes):

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
Fall
Semester II
Spring
Semester II
ENG 111LEX 110 LEX 130LEX 150 CIS 110MAT 140MAT 140A LEX 120LEX 140LEX 151 LEX 160Social/Behave Science Elect
SummerSemester II FallSemester III SpringSemester III SummerSemester III FallSemester IV
Humanities/Fine Arts ElectLEX 280LEX 250 LEX 121LEX 170 LEX 271CJC 231 LEX 240LEX 260 LEX 210LEX 270
SpringSemester IV SummerSemester IV FallSemester V - -
COM 231LEX 211 LEX 214LEX 287 COE 111(PA)COE 115(PA) - -

*A new first year class will commence in the Fall Semester of
each odd numbered year.

Diploma Program

General Education Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
MAT 140 Survey of Math 3
MAT 140A Survey of Math Lab 1
LEX 110 Intro.to Paralegal Studies 2
LEX 120 Legal Research & Writing I 3
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3
LEX 240 Family Law 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estate & Trust 3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3

Total Credits …………………………………………….39

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
LEX 110LEX 130LEX 160LEX 150LEX 210 LEX 120LEX 140LEX 240LEX 250LEX 260 CJC 231COM 231MAT 140MAT 140A

Civil Litigation Track Certificate Program

General Education Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 3
LEX 214 Investigation and Trial Prep. 3
LEX 240 Family Law 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estate & Trust 3

Total Credits …………………………………………….18

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
LEX150LEX 214 LEX 130LEX 240 LEX 140LEX 250

Real Property Track Certificate Program

General Education Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LEX 150 Commercial Law I 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3
LEX 211 Real Property II 3
LEX 240 Family Law 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estate & Trust 3
LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections 3

Total Credits …………………………………………….18

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
LEX 150LEX 260 LEX 210LEX 240 LEX 211LEX 250


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.