Jul 16, 2024  
2022-2023 CATALOG 

Paralegal Studies Technical Certificate

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Technical Certificate of Credit

Business Division

The goal of the Paralegal Studies certificate program is to provide students who have earned a 4-year degree (B.A. or B.S.) with specific education on substantive legal and ethical principles which prepares them for paralegal positions working under the supervision of an attorney in the private or public sector. Upon completion of the Paralegal Program the student will: locate sources of law, using both printed and online resources; use and understand legal terminology; demonstrate knowledge of court system structures and policies; demonstrate proficiency in legal software; prepare legal documents and forms; draft cover letters, briefs and memos; conduct client and witness interviews, apply ethics in a legal environment; and apply communication skills in a legal setting.

Program of Study for the  Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.  degree.

“This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.  The associated courses are not designed to transfer to a four-year institution.

Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours (24)


Directed Electives (3): Any LEGL Course.

The Paralegal Studies Technical Certificate is restricted to students who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are seeking ABA approved Paralegal credentials.




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