Associate of Applied Science | 64 credits minimum
Academic and Career Advising
This program is designed for those considering employment as a paralegal, who wish to update their professional development, or for those already in the field. A paralegal is a person qualified through education, training and work experience, who under direction and supervision of an attorney performs delegated legal work for the attorney or law firm, which the attorney otherwise would perform. Although a paralegal is not licensed to practice law, he or she completes tasks traditionally performed by an attorney, with the exceptions of giving legal advice, independently representing clients, and any other unauthorized practice of law. The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies has been reviewed and approved by the American Bar Association. General Education requirements and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication, and human relation skills. Various courses are taught using group and team activities in the learning process to develop the student’s interactive skills and to build human values and ethics.
Employment as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $240
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.
The American Bar Association does not offer accreditation, instead the ABA offer status as an approved program. This AAS degree has been approved by the American Bar Association.