The Paralegal Technology curriculum is designed to prepare a person for entry-level employment as a legal assistant/paralegal in courts, corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Paralegal Technology is a two-year program of study which requires courses in the career-technical core, designated areas of concentration, and the academic core. Students successfully completing the requirements for this program will earn Associate of Applied Science degrees and are eligible to take certification examinations offered by the national paralegal professional organizations.
In-demand career opportunitiesAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to increase 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. Paralegals in the metropolitan Jackson area earn a mean hourly wage estimate of $19.74 and a mean annual wage estimate of $41,050.00.
See the online catalog for courses you will take:
• Paralegal Technology, AAS