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Associate of Applied Science in
Legal Studies

The Associate of Applied Science in Legal Studies provides foundational skills in the areas of legal operations, US law, the justice system, and quantitative reasoning. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire complete framework in entry-level legal concepts. Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge applicable to the legal professions.

Curriculum

Courses

Government 101 | 3:00

This course provides an overview and exploration of the organization of American government, which includes an overview of the historical significance of the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; Congress; the Supreme Court; the Presidency; political parties and interest groups. This course is an introduction to political science.

Business Ethics | 3:00

This course is rooted in sound business ethical practice and its importance. Understanding social responsibility, this course provides analysis of ethical decision making from a management perspective as well as an individual perspective.

Introduction to Business Law | 3:00

Business legal structure is the foundation of its operations and much more. This course explores partnerships, types of legal entities, and the relevance of each type. Students learn the procedures followed in setting up a corporation. This course also provides the entry-level legal language of business.

Math 101 | 3:00

This course is a basic review of mathematical and quantitative skills, including terminology, checking accounts, taxes, payroll, step-by-step approaches. This assists in developing math skills used in personal and business applications.

English 101 | 3:00

This introductory course explores the writing skills to include mechanics, effective writing, organization, and essays. The course ends with a final paper where students demonstrate their newly acquired writing skills.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies | 3:00

The course is the core of the paralegal program. Students will learn the past, present, and future of the paralegal profession, including the paralegal defined, educational options, techniques for marketing skills and career opportunities.

Law Office Management | 3:00

This course will cover the theories, procedures, and systems of law office management as well as an overview of the legal team and judicial system. Includes law practice technology as applied to paralegals.

Communication 101 | 3:00

This course focuses on the principles of communication to include oral and written language. Students learn the significance of culture and other factors and how they relate to communication

Introduction to Business | 3:00

This course in the introduction to the business arena. Students learn the fundamentals of organizations and procedures to become acquainted with management principles, business terminology, types of business organizations and their control.

Principles of Biology | 3:00

This course is designed to introduce biology at an entry level by examining the hierarchy that ranges from the fundamentals of cell biology to the physiology of organisms, and the interactions among those organisms in their environment.

Introduction to Psychology | 3:00

This course presents the theories and principles of modern psychology. Students learn about the different branches of psychology and the practical application of psychological tenets to functional behavior.

Law Office Culture | 3:00

This course is an introductory exploration of law office culture. Students will learn the language of law and common law office practices among multiple types of legal practices

Legal Research | 3:00

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of Legal Research. The student will learn research tools and techniques necessary to find the actual law, but also how to use the various secondary materials, which assist in the research process. Students use the Infinity College Law Library.

Constitutional Law | 3:00

This course covers the basis for the U.S. Constitution. Different types of topics like separation of powers and the authority of congress, the presidency, and the courts are taught in this course. The history of the U.S. Constitution will also be covered which is necessary for criminal justice learners.

Organizational Behavior | 3:00

This course explores human behavior in organizations using psychology and sociology principles. The content discusses the implications of human behavior for business organizations. Issues pursued in this course include group dynamics, communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making as well as organizational design, culture, development, and change. The discipline of Organizational Behavior is unique in its combined goals of seeking organizational success while advocating employee empowerment.

Criminal Law | 3:00

This course is designed to introduce students to the criminal law. Students learn about police departments, attorneys general, lawyers, and legal assistants.

Principles of Business Accounting I | 3:00

This course is an introduction to the preparation and analysis of business financial statements. Specific topics include the accounting model, general purpose financial statements and accounting for assets, liabilities, and equity.

Legal Writing | 3:00

This is an advanced course for legal writing where students employ the skills they have acquired throughout the program. Students will draft memos and other legal documents using legal research and drafting skills.

Principles of Management | 3:00

This is the introductory course in management. The course is designed to provide students an overview of the management function and its role in organizations and society

Speech 101 | 3:00

This course is designed as an introduction to the study of the human communication process with an emphasis on effective public communication. The course includes intensive practice in public speaking, reasoning, critical thinking, and critical listening. It is an essential general education course teaching effective use and understanding of written and spoken forms of communication.

Tuition Costs

Total Degree Cost
(without transfer credits ):

Total Fees: $1,700

*We do have the ability to add another fee if you want to include a laptop with the tuition*

Accreditation

⦁ Institutionally Accredited by: The Council on Occupational Education (COE) https://council.org/

Licensed by: The Louisiana Board of Regents

Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management are eligible to sit for two nationally recognized license exams.

National License Exam Options:

1. Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

a. The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam is the conclusive step to attaining CPC certification—renowned throughout the world of healthcare as the gold standard for physician-based medical coding. By passing the CPC exam and earning the right to append the CPC acronym to your name, you become a healthcare business professional recognized for reliable mastery of professional-fee medical coding.

b. Average Salary Range: $45,176 to $51,840 (Bureau of Labor & Statistics, 2020)

1. Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS)

a. The security, completeness and accuracy of patient data are critical. The Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS) is often combined with other NHA credentials to expand an employee’s skill set, making them a valuable asset to their employers.

 b. Average Salary Range: $45,176 to $51,840 (Bureau of Labor & Statistics, 2020)