Award Type: Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies is designed to help students gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level paralegal position. All courses in the Certificate of Achievement Program are also required courses in the Associate Degree program in Paralegal Studies so students have a seamless pathway to paralegal certification and career advancement.
The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies will:
- Recall significant paralegal issues, theories and applications.
- Apply paralegal principles to produce work-based learning projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions on assignments and class activities.
A total of 24 units is required for the certificate.
Required core courses (24 units):
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|BUS 110||Business Law||3.0|
|CWE 149||Cooperative Work Experience OCCUPATIONAL||1.0 - 8.0 units|
|PLGL 101||Intro to Paralegal Studies||3.0|
|PLGL 102||Criminal Law & Procedure||3.0|
|PLGL 103||Civil Litigation||3.0|
|PLGL 104||Legal Research & Writing||3.0|
|PLGL 105||Legal Analysis & Writing||3.0|
|PLGL 106||Case Management||3.0|
|PLGL 107||Ethics for Paralegals||1.0|