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Paralegal Certificate, CERT2


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(CIP 22.0302)

281-756-3642

The Paralegal Certificate program is designed for individuals who would like to obtain their paralegal education and enter the job market as quickly as possible. This program is a great option for individuals who presently have an associate or bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college, in a different field of study. The curriculum consists of various Paralegal courses, including a two-semester Cooperative Education (internship). The Cooperative Education courses provide the students with the opportunity to further increase their knowledge and skills levels needed for employment in the legal field.

All applicants must be TSI met in reading and writing to enroll in paralegal courses.

Once a student has enrolled in the Paralegal program, courses must be completed in the proper sequence as shown in the catalog degree plan or must have the approval of the Paralegal Program Director.

First Year


Semester Credits: 12


Second Semester (Spring)


Semester Credits: 12


Third Semester (Summer)


Semester Credits: 9


Second Year


First Semester (Fall)


Semester Credits: 6


Second Semester (Spring)


Semester Credits: 6


Total Credits Required for Paralegal Certificate: 45


* Capstone course. If a student registers for a co-op course (internship), the student must have a co-op site arranged prior to the first day of the semester class.

** Students planning to transfer to a four-year university need to take BCIS 1305 

** LGLA 1301  and LGLA 1311  must be taken during the first semester.

NOTE: Additional Paralegal courses may be offered in a semester.

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