If you’re interested in legal concepts and enjoy researching different legal topics, a career as a paralegal may be a good fit for you. Our Paralegal Studies program prepares you for entry-level employment in the legal field or helps you earn the credits needed to transfer to a four-year school. After completing our program, you’ll receive your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in paralegal studies, and the American Bar Association (ABA) approves this program.
After completing our program, you’ll be eligible to work as an assistant in a law library, or a paralegal in private, corporate and governmental law practices or title insurance companies. It is very important to note that as a paralegal, you may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by the law. Instead, you will work with lawyers to perform a variety of tasks including:
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Throughout our program, you will develop the skills you need to successfully work as a paralegal. This includes lbeing taught how to provide legal services while under the direction of an attorney. You’ll explore private, corporate and governmental law concepts.
By completing our Paralegal Studies Program, you will be able to:
This program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Yes! Although our program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce, opportunities are available for you to transfer your credits to four-year institutions. Our two-year programs are designed to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC. A complete list of transfer options can be found here.
You can enroll in our spring, summer and fall classes anytime by applying online. When you submit your application, please include the specific program code 5706 to ensure you apply for the correct associate degree program.