Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting

Play an important role in the fascinating world of law and legal services 
The Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting is designed for those wishing to enter the legal field as paraprofessionals or for those already employed by law firms seeking advancement in their careers. 

Choose a career in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting

...and you will make a difference.

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program learning outcomes:
  1. Effectively communicate legal concepts through oral presentations or written assignments. 
  2. Describe the role of the paralegal in the delivery of legal services.  
  3. Apply rules of ethics to hypothetical legal scenarios.
  4. Research and analyze legal issues. 
  5. Draft legal documents used in litigation and transactional matters including pleadings, motions, and contracts.  
​Become a valued member of a legal team.
As a paralegal, you will find job opportunities in all of the following organizations:
  • Law firms
  • Legal departments of major corporations
  • Title companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Real estate departments
  • Banks
  • Brokerages
  • Insurance companies
Career Opportunity General Salary Range*
Paralegal and Legal Assistant $34,065-$74,871
*Salary ranges represent typical starting salaries to highly experienced workers. These ranges can differ depending on city, county, and state.
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Further your education and career options with a
Bachelor of Science degree
Our Associate in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting provides a strong foundation for the following B.S. degree program.
After graduation, obtaining a certification and/or joining an association can be one of the most important steps that you can make in career development. These steps can provide everything from career advancement to industry recognition.
Below are a few of the industry-specific certifications and associations that can help you develop your career.
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Dr. Elizabeth Raulerson
Department Chair