From basic consideration principles of common law through the more detailed and intuitive conclusions of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), this program will examine the elements of a valid contract and the process for agreement as well as the different remedies available for breach of contract. For those students looking toward law school or who are interested in the paralegal profession, this program offers an incredibly useful and realistic look into the actual work that lawyers and legal professionals do every day. This program provides students with a general overview and understanding of the elements of a contractual relationship/agreement, the applicable laws related to contract negotiations and terms, and the remedies available if the agreement is breached.
Contract law serves to define the various ways in which different entities enter into an agreement. The function of contracts in a free enterprise economy extend from legal theories that have developed over centuries and covers the evolution and application of common law doctrines and contract process including mutual assent, consideration, reliance, conditions, interpretation of contract language, performance and breach, and remedies. As one of the most prevalent areas of law, contract theory affects all aspects of everyday life from the most simple to the most complex of agreements.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Write a generic contract
Explain the contract agreement process
Describe fraud as it relates to contracts
Examine the remedies for breach of contract
Determine damages available for breach of contract
Examine the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Distinguish between a UCC and common law contract
Write a generic warranty form
Examine legal issues with contracts
Describe special contract forms
Determine appropriate responses to ethical issues related to contract law
Use Microsoft Office
Partnered with Regionally Accredited Colleges and Universities
Multiple funding options
Can I write in the books?
No, but the student may purchase the book at the end of the course. Please refer to your book agreement that you signed in your initial enrollment process. It outlines all of the specifications in regard to your books.
When do I get my welcome letter?
You will receive your welcome letter 3-5 days prior to your start date. If you have not received within that time frame please contact an Education Consultant to help you.
Am I eligible for MYCAA?
Visit the MyCAA Website to see if you are eligible.
What are my payment options?
Click the Financing link at the top of this page for financing information.
What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.