Paralegal, 1 year certificate
Certificate: 59 credit certificate program, including 40 credit hours of required paralegal courses and 19 credit hours of elective paralegal courses. Admission into the Paralegal Certificate requires successful completion of a prior Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Arts, Associates of Science, or Associates of Arts degree.
Students must maintain a “C” average in all required Paralegal courses to complete their degree or certificate.
|Award||Length||Financial aid eligible||Currently accepting students?|
|Certificate: Paralegal||1 year||Limited entry, see how|
to get into this program
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Course listing for the 2021-2022 catalog year.
|PL 101||Introduction to the U.S. Legal System §||3|
|PL 102||Survey of Substantive Law||3|
|PL 103||Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility||3|
|PL 107||Interviewing and Investigating §||3|
|PL 108||Legal Analysis & Writing §||3|
|PL 130||Legal Software||3|
|PL 203||Basic Legal Research||3|
|PL 204||Applied Legal Research and Drafting §||2|
|PL 250||Intercultural Competence in the Legal Field §||2|
|PL 295||Paralegal Capstone §||2|
|WR 227||Technical and Professional Writing 1 (or equivalent)||4|
|or WR 122||Intermediate College Composition|
|or BA 205||Business Communication Using Technology|
|Paralegal Accounting Electives §||3|
|Paralegal Computer Electives||3|
|Paralegal Program Electives||10|
|Paralegal Support Electives||9|
Course contains Related Instruction and cannot be substituted with another course; Related Instruction details can be viewed here.
Paralegals may not practice law and may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.