Program Overview

Paralegal Technology

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.
Next Application Deadline is Aug 07

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$5320.00

Location

Main Campus

Credit Hours

71

Program Stats

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Average Salary

$45,760
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Average Class Size

16
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Estimated Completion Time

20-24 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
ACC-115 College Accounting 4
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
LEX-110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2
LEX-120 Legal Research/Writing I 3
LEX-130 Civil Injuries 3
LEX-140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX-210 Real Property I 3
LEX-240 Family Law 3
LEX-250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 3
LEX-260 Bankruptcy and Collections 3
LEX-285 Workers' Compensation Law 2
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
WBL-110 World of Work 1
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1