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|
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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.
|CIS 120||Digital Literacy §||4|
|or CIS 125D||Database Application Development I|
|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||Cultural Responsiveness in the Legal Field||2|
|PL 295||Paralegal Capstone||2|
|WR 227||Technical Writing (WR227=WR227Z) (or equivalent) Z||4|
|or WR 122||Composition II (WR122=WR122Z)|
|or BA 205||Business Communication Using Technology|
|Paralegal Accounting Electives||3|
|Paralegal Program Electives||9|
|Paralegal Support Electives||9|
Course contains Related Instruction and cannot be substituted with another course; Related Instruction details can be viewed here.
This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. The following courses are equivalent:
WR 122 and WR 122Z
WR 227 and WR 227Z
Paralegals may not practice law and may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Paralegal program students must complete 14 quarter credit hours of synchronous instruction. Synchronous instruction means students must attend a scheduled class meeting time each week. This restriction is not applicable to Legal Assistant students.