Department Chair

Office
Cumberland Hall, Room 346-C, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Matthew Grobosky

What to Expect:

Course Work

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. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in:
  • Drafting and Filing Legal Documents
  • Investigations
  • Office Management
  • Probate Work
  • Public Records Search
  • Research
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.
Transfer credit from an ABA-approved paralegal education program may be awarded after approval by the Paralegal Technology Department Chair. The Department Chair will review the course syllabus and other documentation including the method of instruction. A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be completed through traditional classroom instruction. The American Bar Association requires all FTCC Paralegal Technology students to complete a minimum of 18 semester hours in legal specialty courses at FTCC.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Paralegal Degree or Diploma programs students will be able to:
  1. Recognize the role of a paralegal and the knowledge and skills required of paralegals
  2. Evaluate the issues to determine the appropriate legal process
  3. Research legal and factual issues using traditional and emerging technology tools
  4. Compose opinions, memoranda, briefs, correspondence and other legal documents
  5. Formulate strategies to dispose of the legal issues identified
  6. Apply professional and ethical standards appropriate to the legal profession

Career Paths

Graduates should qualify for employment in:
  • Banks
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Other Business Organizations
  • Private Law Firms

Approval

The Paralegal Technology program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is approved by:
American Bar Association (ABA)
321 N. Clark Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
Phone: 312.988.5617 | Email: legalassts@americanbar.org | Website: ABA

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Associate Degree

Paralegal Technology (A25380)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Diplomas

Paralegal Diploma (D25380)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: BA Degree
Award: Diploma