The AAS in Paralegal Studies prepares students for careers as paralegals, assisting lawyers in law offices, corporate or government legal departments, non-profits and legal clinics. It can also serve as the first two years of study toward a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at many colleges and universities. Contact your transfer university for information. This program is excellent preparation for students who plan to attend law school.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in the program capstone course (LGLA 2388) in order to graduate.
Several courses in the program may be articulated through local and/or Tech-Prep agreements with area school districts. Students can earn college credit toward this program while still in high school. For more information, contact our high school Tech-Prep coordinator or the program director.
The WCJC Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.
"Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law."