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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Court Personnel/Pre-law

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Court Personnel/Pre-law
Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Court Personnel/Pre-law Program
Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349
Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation.

Students entering the program should have a high level of reading and writing ability. It is recommended that students still in high school concentrate on English and business skills.

The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction.

Career Opportunities
There are many opportunities available including: positions in a private law firm, district attorney's office, court, social welfare agency, educational institution and all law enforcement-related offices.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/1113600CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Court Personnel/Pre-law 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex laws, court decisions, the court system and legal process and their impact on government, business and society.
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Effectively interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply complex information from multiple sources.
Required courses for the major: 36 - 38 Units

AJ 99 Work Experience-AJ Has prerequisite(s)1
READ 2 Speed Reading Has prerequisite(s)3


Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law 29 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex laws, court decisions, the court system and legal process and their impact on government, business and society.
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Effectively interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply complex information from multiple sources.
Required courses for the certificate:
AJ 99 Work Experience-AJ Has prerequisite(s)3
READ 2 Speed Reading Has prerequisite(s)3

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