Certificates of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training for those already employed.


Certificates of Achievement


Majors leading to technical competence in a variety of occupational areas are available at Coastline. The curriculum on the following pages leads to a certificate of achievement or, with additional work in general education, an associate in arts (A.A.) degree. Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training for those already employed.

Certificates of achievement are awarded when students complete the course requirements of a specific program with a 2.0 grade point average and are in attendance at the time requirements are completed. The student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester in order to receive the certificate. The form may be obtained from the Counseling Department or Transfer Center located in Garden Grove. Students must earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit. Those with prior experience may be excused from certain courses. However, the total number of required units must be completed; 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at Coastline. Any certificate of achievement may be used as the major for an A.A. degree—Option I.*

* Students wishing to substitute or waive courses that satisfy certificate or A.A. degree requirements must see a counselor and complete a Petition to Substitute and/or Waive Academic Requirements and Regulations. Forms may be obtained in the Admissions office of Student Services.

For a complete list of certificates, access the college catalog.

Accounting

Certificate of Achievement: Accounting

The Accounting Certificate consists of three options that will prepare an individual for preparation in the accounting field as bookkeepers, junior accountants, or tax practitioners.
 
For detailed information on the courses required to complete the Certificates in Accounting, consult the Coastline Course Catalog.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax Prep

Biological Laboratory Technician

Certificate of Achievement: Biological Laboratory Technician

Biological laboratory technicians are employed in research and development laboratories and process development laboratories. Biological laboratory technicians can be expected to maintain equipment, maintain media stocks, and assist scientists in research projects or developing quality control process. They must demonstrate good laboratory practices, good communication skills, and be computer literate. They must be able to work both independently and in a team, keep good records, and present project results in group or company meetings.
Required CoursesUnits
BIOL C100 Introduction to Biology3.0
BIOL C101 Introduction to Biology Lab1.0
BIOT C100 Introduction to Biological Technology Skills4.0
BIOT C105 Biological Technology Skills II4.0
BIOT C110 Overview of Quality Assurance3.0
CHEM C110 Introduction to Chemistry5.0
CHEM C180 General Chemistry4.0
CHEM C180L General Chemistry Lab1.0
Total Certificate Units 25.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Biological Laboratory Technician

Building Codes Technology

Certificate of Achievement: Building Codes Technology

The Building Codes Technology Certificate Program consists of four concentrations which focuses on both commercial and residential building code coursework for individuals employed either in the inspection field or the construction industry or for those new to the industry. Coastline's building Code courses are designed to help prepare individuals for jobs as either: Combination Building Inspector, Combination Residential Inspector, Code Professional, or as a Permit Technician. This certificate meets Education requirements for state certification and can help prepare students for the International Code Council (ICC) certification exams.
 
For detailed information on the courses required to complete the Certificates in Building Codes Technology, consult the Coastline Course Catalog.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Building/Construction Inspection

Business

Certificate of Achievement: Business

The Business Certificate consists of four concentrations that will prepare an individual to have an understanding of business practices and provides students with the opportunity to select specific courses to meet their professional or personal business goals. The four concentrations will provide entry-level professionals with knowledge and skills to work in a variety of business environments.
 
For detailed information on the courses required to complete the Certificates in Business, consult the Coastline Course Catalog.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Business Administration
Small Business Management
Supply Chain Management

Digital Media Foundation

Certificate of Achievement: Motion Graphic Design

Completion of the Digital Media Foundation Certificate will prepare students for entry-level employment in print, graphic design, multimedia, animation/gaming, web design, and/or other related occupations. Students will establish a strong foundation in both the technical and artistic aspects of the digital industry.
 
The program will emphasize the production process, creativity, problem solving, design skills, project management, and teamwork. Three specialty areas have been established to meet the diverse needs of Southern California residents and workers: Print Design, Web Design, and Digital Video.
Required Courses Units
ART C110 Color and Design: 2D 3.0
BC C171 Web Design/XHTML 3.0
DGA C116A Adobe Photoshop 1 3.0
DGA C118A Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 3.0
DGA C166A Dreamweaver Basics 3.0
DGA C166C Flash Basics 3.0
DGA C116B Adobe Photoshop 2 3.0
DGA C118B Adobe Illustrator 2 3.0
DGA C121 Adobe Premiere 3.0
DGA C122 After Effects 3.0
Total Certificate Units 30.0

Certificate of Achievement: Print Design

Completion of the Digital Media Foundation Certificate will prepare students for entry-level employment in print, graphic design, multimedia, animation/gaming, web design, and/or other related occupations. Students will establish a strong foundation in both the technical and artistic aspects of the digital industry.
 
The program will emphasize the production process, creativity, problem solving, design skills, project management, and teamwork. Three specialty areas have been established to meet the diverse needs of Southern California residents and workers: Print Design, Web Design, and Digital Video.
Required Courses Units
ART C110 Color and Design 3.0
BC C124 Adobe Acrobat 3.0
BC C171 Web Design/XHTML 3.0
DGA C116A Adobe Photoshop 1 3.0
DGA C116B Adobe Photoshop 2 3.0
DGA C118A Introduction to Illustrator 3.0
DGA C118B Adobe Illustrator 2 3.0
DGA C120 InDesign 3.0
DGA C166A Dreamweaver Basics 3.0
DGA C166C Flash Basics 3.0
Total Certificate Units 30.0

Certificate of Achievement: Web Design

Completion of the Digital Media Foundation Certificate will prepare students for entry-level employment in print, graphic design, multimedia, animation/gaming, web design, and/or other related occupations. Students will establish a strong foundation in both the technical and artistic aspects of the digital industry.
 
The program will emphasize the production process, creativity, problem solving, design skills, project management, and teamwork. Three specialty areas have been established to meet the diverse needs of Southern California residents and workers: Print Design, Web Design, and Digital Video.
Required Courses Units
ART C110 Color and Design: 2D 3.0
BC C103 Cascading Style Sheets 3.0
BC C171 Web Design/XHTML 3.0
BC C194 Web Accessibility 3.0
DGA C116A Adobe Photoshop 1 3.0
DGA C116B Adobe Photoshop 2 3.0
DGA C118A Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 3.0
DGA C118B Adobe Illustrator 2 3.0
DGA C166A Dreamweaver Basics 3.0
DGA C166C Flash Basics 3.0
Total Certificate Units 30.0

Certificate of Achievement: Web Technologies

This certificate provides students with a strong foundation in the technical aspects of web design and programming. The curriculum emphasizes creativity and a systematic approach to problem solving, project management and teamwork. Students will learn "client-side" analysis of what factors make up a reliable and efficient Web site.
Program Electives Units
BC C103 Cascading Style Sheets 3.0
BC C171 Web Design/XHTML 3.0
BC C174A JavaScript for Non-programmers 3.0
BC C174B JavaScript 2 3.0
BC C194 Web Accessibility 3.0
BC C202 Cold Fusion 3.0
BC C204 Using SQL 3.0
BC C205 PHP and MYSQL 3.0
DGA C116A Adobe Photoshop 1 3.0
DGA C116B Adobe Photoshop 2 3.0
Total Certificate Units 30.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Print & Motion Design
Web Design/Webmaster Option

Emergency Management

Certificate of Achievement: Emergency Management

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) Certificate Achievement is designed to prepare students to enter the emerging professions of disaster management and/or homeland security. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed by emergency and security workers to meet national, state and local public safety needs, both in the public and private sectors. Our program emphasizes an all-hazard approach to emergency planning/homeland security, with courses in emergency preparedness, response and recovery, incorporating Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI) curriculum. In addition, we offer homeland security course teachings in terrorism, intelligence, critical infrastructure and the National Response Framework (NRF). Coastline's EM/HS program advances students by developing core competencies in hazard assessment, planning, critical thinking, and effective communications. Those benefiting from completing the Certificate of Achievement are those who intend to work in the fields of law enforcement, fire service, government, private security, health care or other public safety/service related occupations.
Required Courses Units
EMGT C101 Intro to Emergency Mgmt. 3.0
EMGT C102 Intro to Homeland Security 3.0
EMGT C105 Emergency Preparedness 3.0
EMGT C110 Emergency Response 3.0
EMGT C120 Disaster Recovery 3.0
EMGT C130 Hazard Mitigation 3.0
Select two from Program Electives below: 6.0
Total Certificate Units 24.0
Program Electives Units
EMGT C140 Crisis Response 3.0
EMGT C150 Crisis Management of Special Populations 3.0
EMGT C160 Introduction to Public Information Officer 3.0
EMGT C283 Work Based Learning 3.0
Inter. Geographic Information Systems 3.0

There are no prerequisite courses for those listed. The Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security recommends that students begin by registering in the foundation courses of EMGT C101 and EMGT C102.

Concentration in Criminal Justice

Required Courses Units
EMGT C101 Intro to Emergency Mgmt. 3.0
EMGT C102 Intro to Homeland Security 3.0
CJ C140 Intro to Criminal Justice 3.0
Select Program Electives below: 15.0
Total Certificate Units 24.0
Emergency Management/Homeland Security area (6.0 units)
Choose 2 of the following courses:
Units
EMGT C105 Emergency Preparedness 3.0
EMGT C110 Emergency Response 3.0
EMGT C120 Disaster Recovery 3.0
EMGT C130 Hazard Mitigation 3.0
EMGT C283 Work Based Learning 3.0
Criminal Justice area (6.0 units)
Choose 2 of the following courses:
Units
CJ C110 Criminal Investigation 3.0
CJ C128 Criminal Procedure 3.0
CJ C135 Intro to Policing 3.0
CJ C141 Criminal Law 3.0
CJ C146 Written Communications in CJ 3.0
CJ C148 Multi-cultural Studies in CJ 3.0
Management/Leadership area (3.0 units)
Choose 1 of the following courses:
Units
MS C101 Mgt/Employee Communications 3.0
MS C102 Human Relations in Business 3.0
MS C144 Introduction to Leadership 3.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Emergency Management

Gerontology

Certificate of Achievement: Gerontology

Gerontology, the interdisciplinary study of aging, offers students an understanding of their own aging and of society's response to the increasing population of older people. Biological, psychological and sociological aspects of aging are explored. Gerontology coursework will provide information about the aging process and training to work in services and agencies that interact with older people.
 
Students have the option of completing the certificate in gerontology or the A.A. degree. The certificate offers training to two groups of individuals: those seeking new careers in gerontology and those who wish to advance their present careers by adding professional gerontology education and training components to their qualifications.Courses for the certificate requirements can be completed on-line. A variety of classroom based courses are also available each semester You may wish to visit the Gerontology Program home page for more details.
Required Courses Units
(Students will complete all off the following classes)  
BIOL C120 Biology of Aging 3.0
PSYC C170 Psychology of Aging 3.0
SOC C120 Introduction to Gerontology 3.0
GERO C120 Professional Issues in Gerontology 3.0
Select a minimum of two units from Electives below: 2.0
Select a minimum of three units from Field Courses below: 3.0
** Select an additional courses as needed to complete the certificate: 4.0
Total Required Course Units 21.0
Program Electives (minimum 2 Units Required) Units
FN C175 Nutrition and Aging 3.0
GERO C123 Activity Director Certificate 2.0
GERO C124 Aging Policy 3.0
GERO C130 Techniques of Working with Frail Elderly 3.0
GERO C190-195 Aging Issues 0.5-3.0
HLTH C175 Healthy Aging 3.0
LAW C142 Probate Administration/Estate Planning 3.0
LAW C148 Elder Law 1.5
Field Courses (minimum 3 Units Required) Units
GERO C273 Career in Gerontology: Field Practicum 3.0
GERO C281-C284 Work Based Learning 1.0-4.0
** Students select additional courses from those listed above or electives from other related fields (for example: Health, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Life Sciences) to complete the 21 units required for the certificate.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Students must obtain a current American Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR Card.

*For information about the Coastline College/Cal State Fullerton degree partnership in human services and gerontology call (714) 241-2613 at Coastline College or Human Services Office, CSUF, (714) 278-2255.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Gerontology

Management and Supervision Leadership

Certificate of Achievement: Management and Supervision Leadership

The Management and Supervision Leadership Certificate recognizes the formal leadership study, participation and student commitment to student government at Coastline Community College, as well as to student government organizations in the local region and the State of California. Students receiving the Leadership Certificate will have developed skills related to evaluating and assessing leadership characteristics and skills, communicating within groups, managing conflict, setting goals, solving problems creatively, facilitating effective decision-making, delegating tasks, inspiring a shared vision, motivating and enabling others, utilizing parliamentary procedures and conducting effective meetings. Employers and four-year transfer institutions often place value upon involvement in student government or other direct leadership development activities.
 
Required Courses Units
MS C144 Introduction to Leadership 3.0
MS C145 Personal Leadership 3.0
MS C150 Organizational Leadership 1 3.0
MS C151 Organizational Leadership 2 3.0
Total Required Course Units 12.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Management and Supervision

Office Support Specialist

Certificate of Achievement: Office Support Specialist

An online and hands-on program consists of six concentrations and is designed to prepare students to work in an office environment. Each concentration utilizes a solid core consisting of keyboarding, computing, and office procedures. Upon completing the core, there is a concentration to specialize in an area of office support such as clerical, general office, and financial.
 
For detailed information on the courses required to complete the Certificates in Office Support Specialist, consult the Coastline Course Catalog.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Office Support Specialist

Paralegal Studies

Certificate of Achievement: Paralegal Studies

Students who do not already possess an associate in arts or bachelor degree from a regionally accredited college or university must complete the associate degree (60 units) as specified below. These requirements are in compliance with the ABA Guidelines for paralegal programs. Degree candidate students are required to attend a paralegal orientation or a counseling session and complete the English and Math Placement Testing and Group A General Education requirements prior to entering LAW C105, LAW C118, LAW C121, LAW C390 and/or any major elective with a "LAW" designation. The remaining general education units are to be completed concurrently with the remaining paralegal courses. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in each paralegal studies course.

Paralegal studies course work taken at other institutions in an ABAapproved program, with approval by the paralegal studies department, will qualify for no more than six (6) units of transfer credit in legal specialty courses in the paralegal studies certificate program. Paralegal studies courses taken for other than a letter grade are limited to seven (7) units within the 27 unit total and 21 units of paralegal course work must be completed at Coastline Community College. (Credit by examination is not available courses within the Paralegal Studies Certificate.) Upon completion of the degree program, students will be awarded an associate degree in Paralegal Studies and a Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies approved by the American Bar Association.

Students possessing a transferable associate in arts or bachelor degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with official transcripts on file at Coastline, will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies approved by the American Bar Association upon completion of the 27 units of required paralegal courses. All students are required to attend a paralegal orientation or a counseling session and must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in each paralegal studies course. All students are required to demonstrate computer proficiency* (see below).

REQUIRED PARALEGAL COURSES Units
LAW C100 Intro to Paralegal Studies 3.0
LAW C127 Legal Procedure 1 3.0
LAW C128 Legal Procedure 2 3.0
LAW C105 Civil Litigation 1 3.0
LAW C118 Legal Analysis & Briefing 3.0
LAW C121 Legal Research/CALR [or LAW C120 and LAW C122] 4.0
LAW C390 Legal Clinic Practicum/Ethics 2.0
To be selected from Electives below 6.0
Paralegal courses subtotal: 27.0
 
PROGRAM ELECTIVES Units
LAW C110 Civil Litigation 2 1.5
LAW C115 Criminal Litigation 1.5
LAW C130 Law Office Management 1.5
LAW C135 Family Law 1.5
LAW C142 Probate/Estate Planning 3.0
LAW C148 Elder Law 1.5
LAW C150 Corporate/Business Organization 3.0
LAW C152 Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3.0
LAW C155 Bankruptcy Law and Procedures 3.0
LAW C158 Intellectual Property 3.0
LAW C160 Civil Trial & Evidence 1.5
LAW C161 Tort Law 3.0
LAW C164 Contract Law 3.0
LAW C170 Computer Applications 3.0
 
GENERAL EDUCATION, Paralegal Program Units
Students are required to complete at least 18 units in courses numbered C100-C299 listed in Groups A to D. (Course work in Group A2 is limited to ENGLISH C100. Course work in Group C1 is limited to ART C100, C101 and /or MUSIC C100. All course work in C2 is acceptable.) In addition, 3 units in Group E are required. Students can meet the general education requirements under Options 1, II, or III associate degree academic plans.
General Education subtotal 21.0
 
ELECTIVES Units
*Computer proficiency may be demonstrated by the satisfactory completion of LAW C170, or BUSINESS COMPUTING C148 and LIBRARY C110; by completion of similar courses; by transfer credit course work; by workplace substantiation; by Microsoft Certification; or, by other computer industry certification.
**Electives Subtotal 12.0
TOTAL UNITS for A.A./A.S. degree program 60.0
**Work Based Learning courses only apply to these elective units and are not a part of the paralegal studies courses. Earn credit for work you do on the job.
Access the college catalog for specific information regarding courses, certificates, and pathways to professional advancement!

Program Contact

If you have any questions about the Paralegal Studies program or would like more information, please contact sbarnes@coastline.edu.


Paralegal Course Outlines

Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

LAW-C100

Section Description

Introductory course covering the relationship between paralegals, attorneys and clients. Topics include: structure of the profession, federal and state court systems, ethical standards, legal terminology, investigation techniques, research, case and statute analysis, overview of legal practice areas, and communication. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and communicate conclusions both orally and in writing.
  • Apply legal concepts to the clients’ problems.
  • Apply legal ethics in the paralegal field.

LAW-C105

Section Description

Learn, analyze and examine the basic principles of civil litigation as applicable to jurisdiction, venue and preparation of pleadings, discovery, motions, trial preparation, and alternative dispute resolution by plaintiffs and defendants in the California court system. ADVISORY: LAW C100 and LAW C127. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a potential case and the basic pleadings as applicable to complaints, cross-complaints, answers, and other responsive pleadings and demonstrate knowledge by preparation of pleading and other responsive documents.
  • Analyze how to use discovery and motions in the civil process in preparation for mediation, arbitration, or trial.
  • Read and analyze cases and legal factual situations and demonstrate knowledge in application of litigation procedures.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and communicate conclusions both orally and in writing.
  • Apply legal concepts to the clients’ problems.
  • Apply legal ethics in the paralegal field.

LAW-C115

Section Description

The criminal court system and litigation in criminal cases, constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure; including investigation, prosecution, defenses, discovery, motions, trial preparation, and appeal in criminal cases. ADVISORY: LAW C100 and C120. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the principles of criminal litigation procedures, basic rights provided by constitutional law, and be able to distinguish between the proper remedies under the law.
  • Research and prepare common motions given a specific fact situation.

LAW-C118

Section Description

Learn the methods and procedures of statutory and case law analysis, including proper briefing and persuasive writing techniques. ADVISORY: LAW C100, C127 and/or C128. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and evaluate the methods and procedures of legal analysis through persuasive legal writing.
  • Apply the methods and procedures of legal analysis through case briefing.
  • Formulate a professional legal memorandum that analyzes statutory and case authority and prepare an appellate brief using the proper structure.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and communicate conclusions both orally and in writing.
  • Apply legal concepts to the clients’ problems.
  • Apply legal ethics in the paralegal field.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

LAW-C121

Section Description

Formerly LAW C120 and LAW C122. Course in legal research methods and writing by examination and analysis of the law, written legal memoranda, and supervised library assignments. Students will have a working knowledge of statutory, case law, secondary source research techniques, and computer assisted legal research. ADVISORY: LAW C100, C105, and C118. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the methods and procedures for citing and updating primary and secondary authority including research trail analysis.
  • Locate, analyze, and use primary authority and secondary authority; apply techniques for locating cross-references and collateral references interpreting the primary authorities in the process of legal research and writing.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

LAW-C127

Section Description

Knowledge and skills required of paralegals and legal assistants, including procedures and functions in the court structure and litigation procedures including personal injury and general civil cases, probate, family law, dissolution, adoption,and bankruptcy. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze legal terminology and assess, select and use legal terms.
  • Measure and develop general office skills such as filing, calendaring, service of process, judicial council forms, documents and legal mailing procedures when applied to a specific fact pattern.
  • Perform the duties and functions at entry-level or above of a paralegal or legal assistant.
  • Prepare appropriate legal forms and documents for court filing in a civil action using a given specific fact pattern.
  • Prepare documents using appropriate software to become more proficient by applying information provided by the instructor.
  • Work independently to produce an acceptable project folder similar to what is used in a family law legal work place environment.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply legal concepts to the clients’ problems.
  • Apply legal ethics in the paralegal field.

LAW-C128

Section Description

Continuation of LAW C127, including civil procedures in unlimited and limited courts with emphasis on preparing, filing and bring to judgment breach of contract, landlord-tenant and personal injury actions, including discovery, law and motion, research, arbitration, calendaring, business entities and formation of small corporations, real estate terminology, criminal law introduction, and skills, techniques and abilities the paralegal will be expected to have in the workplace. ADVISORY: LAW C127 or concurrent enrollment. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the basic constitutional rights of defendants in criminal actions and select and use the procedures and terminology in misdemeanor and felony actions.
  • Prepare and use the forms for discovery and motions in civil actions and be able to select and apply the documents and procedures needed for pre-trial civil actions as applied to specific fact patterns.
  • Prepare in proper format all documents and procedural check lists for corporations, civil actions and criminal cases, as applied to specific fact patterns.
  • Prepare, file, and organize civil actions through judgment in breach of contract, landlord-tenant and personal injury actions, and prepare and schedule proper legal calendaring as applied to specific fact patterns.
  • Select and use general real property terminology.
  • Select and use the different forms of business entitles and apply the procedures to form a small California corporation and create a viable legal entity.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply legal concepts to the clients’ problems.
  • Apply legal ethics in the paralegal field.

LAW-C135

Section Description

Topics include organization and jurisdiction of the Family Law Court, marriage, annulment, dissolution, and non-marital property agreements, custody, support, visitation, use of family code and current case law applications, preparation for trial, temporary orders, appeals, and judgment enforcement. ADVISORY: LAW C100 or C127. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Construct and formulate documents and pleadings required by the family law court as applied to a specific fact situation.
  • Given a fact scenario evaluate, distinguish between, and compare the legal aspects of the following areas of family law: validity of marriage, property determination, rights of the children, parenting plans, temporary orders and enforcement, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

LAW-C158

Section Description

A study of the requirements and procedures for obtaining and maintaining patent, trademark, and copyright protection under the laws of the United States and foreign laws, including: understanding regulations; formulating search requests; preparing applications, forms, and documents; maintaining records; and protecting information. ADVISORY: LAW C100 and LAW C105. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Define and identify the rights obtained under each protected class and determine the ethical obligations of paralegals regarding intellectual property when working with client case situations.
  • Differentiate the basic claims and defenses in a trademark, copyright, patent, or trade secret infringement lawsuit.
  • Distinguish between trade secret protection and patent protection and between a trademark, a service mark, a collective mark, and a certification mark when analyzing case information.
  • Draft a trademark application and respond to an office action; prepare a copyright application, including distinguishing between which application is the correct one for the client; and draft a report to the client for the supervising attorney regarding trademark and/or copyright protection when given a client fact situation.
  • Formulate search requests and a plan to protect trade secrets and determine the docketing of regulations controlling each process when working with a client case situation.
  • Prepare a license agreement to protect intellectual property, explain patent rights, and analyze the types of evidence used for patent litigation when working with a client case situation.

LAW-C170

Section Description

This course is designed to acquaint paralegals with basic computer use, including software programs utilized by attorneys (word processing, spreadsheets, document databases), law-related public databases, non-law public databases, systems management, research, time and billing and other applications. ADVISORY: LAW C100 and keyboarding skills at 30 wpm. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and select computer applications (positive and negative assessments) and develop a plan utilizing specific facts for a needs assessment within a legal organization to implement specialty-specific software programs.
  • Compare and contrast the use of online legal research and Internet research as applied to specific fact situations.
  • Evaluate and compare the steps required to create documents, pleadings, and correspondence in Microsoft Word software.
  • Evaluate the basic features of a spreadsheet database, case management database, and time and billing software as utilized within the legal environment and as applied to specific fact situations.
  • Identify and select basic commands, commonly utilized in a legal office environment, and know the order of steps required to (1) copy files for back-up and/or storage, (2) load software, and (3) perform simple operational functions.
  • Identify elements of basic computer utilization and evaluate basic computer software applications typical to a legal office environment.

LAW-C283

Section Description

To enhance each Work Based Learning participant's opportunity for success in the field of Paralegal by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Paralegal. PREREQUISITE: Be employed or volunteer in a field related to Paralegal for 5 hours per week per 1 unit of Work Based Learning. COREQUISITE: Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning.Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and build on theoretical and practical education in the performance of work tasks in chosen field.
  • Based on self-evaluation and supervisor feedback, develop appropriate professional development and career advancement goals.

LAW-C284

Section Description

To enhance each Work Based Learning participant's opportunity for success in the field of Paralegal by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Paralegal. PREREQUISITE: Be employed or volunteer in a field related to Paralegal for 5 hours per week per 1 unit of Work Based Learning. COREQUISITE: Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning.Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and build on theoretical and practical education in the performance of work tasks in chosen field.
  • Based on self-evaluation and supervisor feedback, develop appropriate professional development and career advancement goals.

LAW-C390

Section Description

Students in the clinic will work directly under the direction and supervision of clinic attorneys and experienced paralegal instructors. Students will interview clinic clients, prepare and monitor client files, set up interview schedules, and perform various management duties relating to clinic operations. Students will examine and evaluate the regulation of lawyers, paralegals and the unauthorized practice of law. ADVISORY: LAW C100 and C127. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to the working environment in the legal clinic with clients.
  • Assess communication processes and evaluate ethical issues and client confidentiality.
  • Attain a satisfactory evaluation for his/her legal clinic real world work experience in interviewing clients and meeting with attorneys in consultation.
  • Compare and distinguish between conflicts of interest, legal advice, and the unauthorized practice of law as applied to given fact patterns and client in-person interviews.
  • Demonstrate the use of forms for client interviews, fact gathering, and reporting.
  • Evaluate and assess legal problems and demonstrate the ability to handle telephonic and face-to-face client contact.
  • Score a passing grade on the required ethics examination.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and communicate conclusions both orally and in writing.
  • Apply legal concepts to the clients’ problems.
  • Apply legal ethics in the paralegal field.


Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Paralegal Studies

Real Estate

Certificate of Achievement: Real Estate Broker

This is an overall comprehensive program that will provide the student with the requirements needed to become a State of California Real Estate Broker. The program courses are designed to enable the student to reach his/her course requirements to qualify for the real estate broker license exam. These courses also provide the basic background and information needed as a future employer of sales people in real estate.
Required Courses Units
(Students will complete all off the following classes)  
RE C100 Real Estate Principles 3.0
RE C105 Mortgage Brokering 3.0
RE C110 Real Estate Legal Aspects 3.0
RE C120 Real Estate Practice 3.0
RE C130 Real Estate Appraisal 1 3.0
RE C140 Real Estate Finance 3.0
RE C160 Real Property Management 3.0
RE C352 Loan Processing 3.0
Total Required Course Units 24.0

Certificate of Achievement: Real Estate Studies

The certificate in Real Estate Studies is a comprehensive program that will provide the student with unlimited career opportunities. The program courses are designed to enable the student to reach his/her professional goals with the knowledge and skills to meet the overall demands to succeed in a rapidly changing real estate environment.
Required Courses Units
(Students will complete all off the following classes)  
RE C100 Real Estate Principles 3.0
RE C110 Real Estate Legal Aspects 3.0
RE C120 Real Estate Practice 3.0
RE C130 Real Estate Appraisal 1 3.0
RE C140 Real Estate Finance 3.0
RE C160 Real Property Management 3.0
RE C352 Loan Processing 3.0
RE C356 Real Estate Loan Underwriting 3.0
Total Required Course Units 24.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Real Estate Broker

Retail Management

Certificate of Achievement: Retail Management

This program is approved by the Western Association of Food Chains, and persons completing the prescribed courses are eligible to receive both the CCC Certificate of Achievement and the WAFC Retail Management Certificate.
 
The WAFC Retail Management Certificate is a specially recognized program designed to prepare individuals for the fast-paced retail industry. This program is also intended to help students develop an understanding of the retail manager's job and the requirements for success in the retail environment.
 
For detailed information on the courses required to complete the Certificates in Retail Management, consult the Coastline Course Catalog.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Retail Management

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Certificate of Achievement: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

The small business sector is one of the fastest growing in the nation's economy. With an ever-increasing number of adults today self-employed, many people either work for a small business or plan to start one of their own. Coastline's entrepreneurship program can help prospective entrepreneurs launch new ventures or, if you are an entrepreneur who already has your business established, you can strengthen your managerial and business skills to grow your business.
 
You will learn the fundamentals of starting and operating your own business. The program includes basic business skills as well as specific courses in starting and managing a business. Course work covers evaluating a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, planning advertising and sales promtions, marketing a product or service, and financial managment for the entrepreneurial company.

Required Courses Units
Students will complete all off the following classes:  
BUS C150 Introduction to Marketing 3.0
BUS C170 Small Business Finance 3.0
BUS C180 Small Business Plan 3.0
BUS C222 Small Business Operation/Management 3.0
Select one from Elective Courses (A) Below 3.0
Select two from Elective Courses (B) Below 3.0
Total Certificate Units: 21.0
Elective Courses (A) (one required) Units
MS C100 Organization/Management 3.0
MS C102 Human Relations 3.0
MS C104 Human Resource Management 3.0
Elective Courses (B) (two required) Units
BUS C100 Introduction to Business 3.0
BUS C110 Legal Environment of Business 3.0
BUS C120 Personal Financial Planning 3.0
BUS C130 E-Commerce 3.0
Earn credit for work you do on the job; call (714) 241-6307.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Small Business Management


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