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Lay Advocate/Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science

Program Description

The purpose of the Lay Advocate/Paralegal program is to (1) provide the necessary skills, knowledge, and ethical foundation to prepare graduates to practice as lay advocates in Tribal Courts in conformance with all constitutional, legal, procedural and cultural values and traditions and/or (2) provide the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for entry-level employment as a paralegal.

Career Opportunities

Law Enforcement Officer, Lay Advocate, Paralegal, Police Officer, Correctional Officer, Parole Officer, Probation Officer, Investigator, Drug Enforcement Administration Agent, Detective, Jail Screener, Narcotics Officer, State Trooper, Youth Correctional Counselor, Fingerprint Technician, Crime Lab Technician, Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Inspector, FBI Agent, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Court System, Criminologist, Federal Air Marshal, Compliance Officer, Lawyer, Clerk, U.S. Marshal, IRS Special Agent, Fish ang Game Warden, Forensic Science, Immigration and Customs, Advocate, Public Policy Analyst, Correctional Treatment Staff, Residential and Transitional Program Coordinator, Public Safety Officer, School Safety Officer, Social Justice Program Director, et cetera. Note, some careers require different levels of experience and/or education.  

Contact Information

Rick SyWassink, Criminal Justice Instructor
Telephone:  (701)-854-8053