Paralegal Certificate Program

Your First Step to Becoming a Paralegal.

The Paralegal Certificate program is designed to provide students with an affordable and accessible path to becoming a paralegal. This program is streamlined to provide education in the most employable and demanding areas of the law, while still offering the essential paralegal courses of study. Certificates may be earned in only 6 months by attending morning classes or 8 months in the evening online paralegal certificate program.

The Paralegal Certificate program is 24 semester credit hours.

If you are working towards your first college degree, the Paralegal Certificate can be transferred into our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies .

Required Paralegal Specialty Courses
(18 Semester Credit Hours)

Introduction to Law and Ethics
Interviewing and Investigation
Legal Research and Writing

Civil Procedure
Corporate and Business Law
Computers and the Law

Elective Paralegal Specialty Courses
Select 2 (6 Semester Credit Hours)

Personal Injury
Intellectual Property
Real Estate

Family Law
Advanced Civil Procedure

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"I needed a paralegal program that was short, provided traditional classroom teaching, and acknowledged my undergraduate degree. I found it at CALS!"

Joven S.
Paralegal Certificate Graduate

"Working full-time and going to school can be a daunting endeavor. The online paralegal program offered by the Center made this goal achievable while still allowing you some work-life balance."

Sally B.
Paralegal Certificate Graduate

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