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Paralegal
Program Code: 10-110-1


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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 66 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

Paralegals work under the supervision of a lawyer. The paralegal provides assistance by drafting and preparing legal documents; researching the law; selecting, compiling and using technical legal information; assistance with preparation for trials; and interviewing clients as needed. Paralegals are not authorized to practice law. A mastery of the English language, client service, and the ability to understand and interpret information, as well as strong attention to detail, are essential to the profession. The paralegal is a vital member of the legal team.


Program Description

The Paralegal program is designed in a flexible format to allow working adults to take evening classes that provide the educational experiences necessary to become an assistant to a lawyer in the practice of law. Students will be taught by industry professionals who teach the procedures and the laws that are needed to function effectively in a law office or a related legal field. The Paralegal program is designed to provide the educational experiences necessary to become an assistant to a lawyer in the practice of law. Students will learn the procedures and the laws that are needed to function effectively in a law office or a related legal field.


Admission Requirements


Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Apply ethical principles in a legal environment.
  • Process legal documents.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to address legal issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a legal environment.

Program Offered at These Locations
  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

  • Helpful High School Courses

    Courses in English (grammar and composition), computer applications and accounting are very helpful. In addition, students should have mastered basic math skills.


    Contact Us

    For additional information, call or e-mail Scott Borley at (920) 996-2983.


    Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?


    Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
    If you have questions, contact your advisor.

    2014-15 Educational Program