The Certificate in Paralegal Studies program is designed to give individuals a convenient and cost effective route to begin a new career as a paralegal. The program is appropriate for students who previously earned a college degree. Students will develop skills for organizing and managing case files, conducting legal research and drafting legal documents under the supervision of an attorney. The challenging curriculum combines legal theory and application in order to prepare students to perform the many functions of a paralegal in a law office, with the exception that they cannot give legal advice, appear in court, accept cases, or set fees. One of the strengths of the program is that the legal faculty consists of experienced attorneys who bring a practical and relevant perspective into the classroom.
Applicants to the Certificate of Paralegal Studies program must complete the following in order to be admitted to the program:
Students must complete all of the Core Courses (11 Courses – 4 quarter credit hours each - 44 quarter credit hours total).
Students must complete three (3) Elective Courses (3 courses – 4 quarter credit hours each - 12 quarter credit hours total).
LGS 2030 Estate Planning and Probate
LGS 2100 Paralegal Internship
AHS 1020 Basic Formations of the Human Body
SPN 1010 Basic Spanish
BUS 2230 Business Communications
ACC 1000 Accounting I
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *