Certificate Program Course List


Paralegal Certificate

Certificate (O,T)

The Paralegal Certificate is available to students with an underlying associate or bachelor's degree in any discipline who are looking to further their education and gain specialized knowledge in the legal field. The certificate program is designed to prepare graduates to find employment in law firms, federal, state, and local agencies, the court system, banks, and private businesses.

Students in the certificate program take a minimum of 24 credits in courses focusing on the structure and organization of the American legal system, basic principles of law and legal research, and various areas of substantive law. In addition, students may have the opportunity to complete an internship to supplement their classroom studies with relevant work experience.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by law.


Courses Credits
PLG 170 Intro to the Legal System 3
PLG 280 Legal Research & Writing 3
PLG 285 Law Office Mgmt & Procedures 3
PLG 290 Paralegal Internship 4
Select 5 course(s) from:
PLG 160 Family Law 3
PLG 172 Law of Simple Contracts 3
PLG 175 Estate Admin and Probate 3
PLG 270 Criminal Law/Invest Procedures 3
PLG 271 Real Property Law 3
PLG 273 Civil Procedure 3
PLG 274 Torts 3
PLG 276 Business Entities 3