This rigorous program is designed to prepare students with essential skills needed to become professional paralegals. Students will learn the essentials of legal terminology, ethics, research, and writing before advancing to substantive law courses of family law, criminal, and civil law, real estate, probate, bankruptcy and employment law.

Program Admission
Entrance into the Paralegal Certificate Program requires the following:

  1. Completion of the Paralegal Program Application
  2. Submission of a college transcript showing completion of 60+ hours.
    If a potential participant has less than 60 hours of college credit, they must submit a transcript, history of work experience and a letter of reference.
  3. This program will require that you have access to a computer and internet outside of class. Students are required to have a previous working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    You must know the following:

    Microsoft Word: Navigation of the menu and ribbons; standard business formats for memos, letters, invoices; mail, directory, and document merge; formatting & formatting for printing.

    Microsoft Excel: Navigation of the menu and ribbons; set up a workbook; inputting basic formulas including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and cell references.

Required Courses:

Legal Terminology
Legal Ethics
Employment Law
Paralegal Career Preparation
Civil Law & Advanced Civil Discovery
Trial Prep & Technology in the Law Office
Legal Research and Writing
Family Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Real Estate Law (Online)
Probate Law and Estate Planning (Online)
Bankruptcy Law (Online)

Total Program Cost: $3010* (Includes $75.00 Application and Certificate Fee)
Upon completion of the program, students must complete the Paralegal Certificate Request Form, submit it to the Continuing Education office and pay the $75.00 processing fee.

Supplemental Courses: (Optional)
Intellectual Property Law (Online)
Intro to Business Law/Trans. (Online)
Paralegal Career Preparation

Click on the courses below for course description and further details.

Course NameMeetsBeginsEndsFee
Introduction to Paralegal StudiesTh : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM06/02/2206/09/22149.00
Understanding Crime Scene EvidenceTh : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM06/16/2206/23/22149.00
Agreed DivorceTh : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM07/14/2207/21/22149.00
Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony for the ParalegalTh : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM08/11/2208/18/22149.00
Legal EthicsTu : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM01/04/2203/08/22175.00
Legal TerminologyTu : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM01/04/2203/08/22175.00
Employment LawTh : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM03/24/2205/26/22175.00
Trial Preparation & Technology in the Law OfficeTu : 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM08/02/2210/04/22350.00
Civil Law & Advanced Civil DiscoveryTh : 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM06/09/2208/11/22350.00
Paralegal Career PreparationTh : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM03/24/2205/26/22175.00
Legal Research & WritingSa : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10/22/2212/03/22435.00
Family LawW : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM11/02/2201/25/23175.00
Criminal Law and Procedure for ParalegalsW : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM11/02/2201/25/23175.00

These courses may be offered at a future date. Click the course Title link for more information.

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