Paralegal Studies


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).


Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3239

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


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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Lacey Hemeon

Lacey Hemeon
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"I am getting the hands-on training that I need for my medical assisting certification. Hancock is convenient for me to commute to and is very affordable. The instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable. After this program, I plan on getting either my RN or going on to get my physician assistant license."
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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015