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Paralegal

Post Degree Certificate

Learn to investigate legal cases, draft legal documents, and perform legal research under the supervision of an attorney.  This program includes a paralegal internship. 

Before you can enroll, you must have earned a bachelor's degree or an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited post-secondary institution and demonstrate a score of 95 or higher on the college reading assessment.

Program/Major Codes: CRDLEGALASST/LAP

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Seek a position as a paralegal or legal assistant, title examiner, trust officer, contract clerk, legal investigator or law firm administrator.

Academic options:  Continue your studies by taking additional professional development courses.

More Information:  Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more [view PDF]

Program Requirements
  

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
PAR 101 Introduction to Paralegal Careers 3
PAR 102 Civil Litigation Procedures I 3
PAR 103 Legal Research 3
PAR 104 Paralegal Ethics 3
PAR 106 Civil and Criminal Evidence 3
PAR 202 Civil Litigation Procedures II 3
PAR 211 Legal Writing 3
PAR 213 Computer Assisted Legal Research 3
Subtotal 24

PAR Specialty Area Electives*

Complete 15 credits from the following list:

Course # Course Title Credits
PAR 203 Tort Law Procedures 3
PAR 204 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
PAR 206 Criminal Law and Procedures I 3
PAR 207 Criminal Law and Procedures II 3
PAR 208 Domestic Relations and Family Law 3
PAR 209 Bankruptcy Procedures 3
PAR 210 Administrative Law 4
PAR 212 Law Office Computerization 3
PAR 215 Corporate Law Procedures 3
PAR 217 Real Estate Procedures 3
PAR 290 Paralegal Internship ** 4
Subtotal 15

Required Support Course


Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101]
or WRT 102 Writing II [SUN# ENG 1102]
Subtotal 3
Total 42

* Specialty courses are not offered every semester. Consult the online class schedules, or meet with an advisor or PAR faculty member to determine class offerings.

** This internship is designed to give students work experience at an approved site.  For students in their final semester of course work.  Application and acceptance is required.