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The online Paralegal Program is designed to prepare students for a career as a paralegal, legal researcher, or legal assistant. This program provides students with a strong foundation in core areas of the law, legal terminology, and research skills. The student must own a computer or have access to a computer with Internet access in order to take this class. Student must attend an ONLINE orientation before registering.

  • Do you have passion for the law?
  • Do you enjoy conducting research?
  • Do you get along with people?
  • Are you a perfectionist?
  • Are you a detail-oriented person?

This career may be for you!

Classes Include

  • Introduction to Paralegal
  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Terminology
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • Legal Research
  • Total Hours 624

Possible Job Opportunities

  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal researcher
  • Legal secretary
  • Law clerk

successfully passing all classes

Certification available

Cost for program: $3,999

The typical graduate earns $53,180 per year after leaving this program

Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2015. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Division of Occupational Employment Statistics 2016

Student Training Estimates (STE)

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