One-Year Paralegal-Legal Assisting Certificate

One-year Paralegal/Legal Assisting Certificate

The Paralegal/Legal Assisting Certificate is available to those who currently hold a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree or an R.N. The requirements for the certificate may be completed in one year if the student has a flexible work schedule.  To be eligible for the One-Year Paralegal/Legal Assisting certificate, a student must have received a grade of “C” or better for each course required for the certificate and completed all required courses within four years of applying for the certificate. 

Applications for the certificates listed below can be obtained in the Instructional Services Office (TEL 102). Please do not apply for a certificate until you have completed all required courses with a grade of “C” or better. 

Prerequisites may be required for courses listed for each certificate. >Please consult the course description section of this college catalog or see your advisor.

Course #Course TitleCredit Hrs
BUS-2100 Business Law 3
LEG-1010 Introduction to Legal Assisting 2
LEG-1020 Ethics 1
LEG-1100 Legal Research and Writing I 3
LEG-1110 Legal Research and Writing II 4
LEG-1150 Litigation 3
LEG-3000 Paralegal Internship 3
LEG-XXX At least six electives from listing
Total Required Credit Hours 30-31

Legal Electives

The student may select six of the following courses for the legal electives for the One-Year Paralegal/Legal Assisting Certificate:

Course #Course TitleCredit Hrs
ACC-2250 Federal Tax 2
LEG-1190 Criminal Law 2
LEG-1200 Family Law 2
LEG-2000 Civil Procedure 2
LEG-2050 Real Estate Law 2
LEG-2100 Probate Administration 3
LEG-2200 Debtor/Creditor/Bankruptcy 2
LEG-2250 Administrative Law 1