A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies

Overview

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

Program Description

This 60-credit-hour program is designed to prepare men and women as technically qualified assistants to a lawyer. Under the supervision of a lawyer, the paralegal may perform such functions as legal research, investigation, detail work with regard to probate matters, preparation of tax forms and returns, searching public and court records, office management, library service, bookkeeping, serving and filing legal documents and preparing legal forms. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary nationwide for a paralegal is $46,680. Employment for paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020.

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

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Industry Standard: Approved by the American Bar Asociation

Education Information

Associates Degree

64 Weeks ( 840.00 Hours / 60.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$8,340.00
Books$8,500.00
Fees$1,473.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$300.00
Total Cost$18,613.00

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 occuaption is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • 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
  • 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

  • Full-Time Enrollment
  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Online/E-Learning Instruction

Performance Data

Program: A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies

Overview

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

Program Description

This 60-credit-hour program is designed to prepare men and women as technically qualified assistants to a lawyer. Under the supervision of a lawyer, the paralegal may perform such functions as legal research, investigation, detail work with regard to probate matters, preparation of tax forms and returns, searching public and court records, office management, library service, bookkeeping, serving and filing legal documents and preparing legal forms. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary nationwide for a paralegal is $46,680. Employment for paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020.

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

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Industry Standard: Approved by the American Bar Asociation

Education Information

Associates Degree

64 Weeks ( 840.00 Hours / 60.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$8,340.00
Books$8,500.00
Fees$1,473.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$300.00
Total Cost$18,613.00

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 occuaption is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • 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
  • 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

  • Full-Time Enrollment
  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Online/E-Learning Instruction