Paralegal Studies Certificate

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

This 24 credit-hour certificate program is designed for those individuals who are currently employed or employable in the legal field or those who, because of legal experience, could benefit from these specialty options. The various choices available allow the student to develop special interests and skills. To receive a certificate in Paralegal Studies, students must have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree, an Associate in Arts degree, or a bachelors degree which includes general education courses equivalent to those required in Harper Colleges Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies.

Established in 1980

CIP: 22-0302 Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

Training Program Type

Vocational

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 758-2372

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

William Rainey Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

32 Weeks ( 440.00 Hours / 24.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$3,336.00
Books$2,054.00
Fees$675.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$200.00
Total Cost$6,265.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 when approved to pursue program at Harper. Student must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Math - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Reading - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Prerequisites - Must have an AAS or BA
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing academic advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes

Performance Data

Program: Paralegal Studies Certificate

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

This 24 credit-hour certificate program is designed for those individuals who are currently employed or employable in the legal field or those who, because of legal experience, could benefit from these specialty options. The various choices available allow the student to develop special interests and skills. To receive a certificate in Paralegal Studies, students must have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree, an Associate in Arts degree, or a bachelors degree which includes general education courses equivalent to those required in Harper Colleges Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies.

Established in 1980

CIP: 22-0302 Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 758-2372

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

William Rainey Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

32 Weeks ( 440.00 Hours / 24.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$3,336.00
Books$2,054.00
Fees$675.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$200.00
Total Cost$6,265.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 when approved to pursue program at Harper. Student must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Math - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Reading - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Prerequisites - Must have an AAS or BA
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing academic advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes