Paralegal/Legal Assistant

  • PGCC OPEID: 002089
    Program Code: PARA.CT
    Program Level: Certificate 
    Program CIP Code: 22.0302
    CIP Program Description: Paralegal/Legal Assistant

    Program Concentration  24 Credits 
    PAR 1510 Introduction to Law for the Paralegal 3
    PAR 1550 Techniques of Legal Research 3
    PAR 2510 Legal Writing and Documents 3
    PAR 2530 Torts 3
    PAR 2540 Contracts (Offered fall only) 3
    PAR 2650 Civil Litigation** 3
    CJT 2510 Criminal Law 3
    CJT 2540 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
    Choose from the following
    BUS 1220 BUS 1240 CAP 1310
    Any CJT or COR FOS 2500
    PAR 2550 (Offered fall only)
    PAR 2570 (Offered spring only)
    PAR 2580 (Offered fall only)
    PAR 2590 (Offered spring only)
    PAR 2610 PSY 2010  
    PAR 2910-2930 Cooperative Education/Internship**
    SPN 1010    
    Required General Education Courses  6 Credits 
    EGL 1010 Composition I: Expository Writing 3
    POS 1010 American National Government 3
    Total Required for Certificate  30 Credits 

    Expected Time to and Cost of Certificate

    Credits: 30
    Semesters: 3
    Time: 16 Months
    Total Cost: $5,120

    • Tuition and Fees: $4,020
    • Books and Supplies: $1,100

    The expected time to degree is based upon the student being enrolled in 12 credit hours each semester. No summer enrollment is included. The expected cost is based on in-county tuition rates and no developmental course work.

    Student Completion and Debt Information

    Number of students completing the program
    between 7/1/2011 and 6/30/2012:  3

    Number of students from above who completed the
    program within the expected time: 1

    Number completing with any student loan debt: 1
    On-time completion is determined by the time period in which a student is enrolled in the program as indicated by their choice of major. Students graduating in a related degree and certificate program are not included in this calculation for total graduates or on-time graduates.

    Median Loan Debt: 0*
    • Federal Student Loan Debt: 0*
    • Private Loan Debt: 0*
    • Institutional Financing Debt Plan: 0*
    Loan debt is only calculated for students during the time that they were enrolled in this particular program. If there are less than 10 completers, individually identifiable information will be marked with a *.

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