The paralegal studies certificate consists of specialized courses as well as general education offerings. It has two basic goals: first, to upgrade the job performance of the paralegal practitioner, and second, to initiate the professional career development of those entering the paralegal field.
Students who opt for a degree may apply the 30 credits from this one-year certificate program to the associate of arts degree in paralegal studies program.
Students who have been convicted of certain crimes may be precluded from employment in this field and may affect internship placement. Please discuss concerns with the Paralegal Studies program coordinator.