Paralegal Studies

Paralegal

The Paralegal concentration of study provides a balanced education based on integration of theory and practice, strong written and oral communication skills, and the tools necessary to begin a career in a respected and well-paid profession.

Our goal is to provide our students with the education, training, and experience that will enable them to become successful paralegals and to advance in their profession.

Certificate of Achievement
The certificate of achievement in paralegal studies is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level paralegal position. A certificate of achievement may be achieved by completing the required core courses. All courses required for the certificate are also required courses for the A.S. degree, making the paralegal studies program a seamless transition.

Associate in Science Degree
With an A.S. degree in paralegal studies you will gain comprehensive foundational knowledge that will enable you to become a successful paralegal and to advance in your profession. This program is also designed to help students prepare for NALA certification (National Association of Legal Assistants).

Location

Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3239

Fax number: 805-928-7905 (Santa Maria Campus)
805-735-3976 (Lompoc Valley Center)

Hours

Fall/Spring: 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer: closed during the month of July

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Clayton Gardner

Clayton Gardner
EMS Student

"The EMT program here has helped me establish the training and education necessary to succeed. As an EMT, I need to be prepared to handle each situation in a professional manner and at this academy they help train you in order to deal with these situations. The teachers here are great- they are able to share and relay their experiences in order to train us to deal with the different situations that we're going to encounter."
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David feels the program leaves him well prepared to research and analyze legal concepts.

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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015