Business: Paralegal Studies

Undergraduate Certificate in Business: Paralegal Studies 
Program Length: 36 weeks

This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

Students graduating on time

Seventy-seven percent of Title IV students complete the program within 36 weeks *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$1,316 for in-state tuition and fees

$7,337 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$731 for books and supplies

 

Other Costs For this Program

Optional fees: $198 ($66/semester)

Optional fees include:

College Service Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Student Technology Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Parking Permit - $50.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

$0 in debt *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

$0 per month in student loans with an interest rate of 4.45%. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

*This institution has appealed the earnings data for this program.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate.

State Information

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required. N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate.

Accreditor Information

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.

N/A* of program graduates got jobs

*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Related employment fields:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Licensure Requirements

Program meets licensure requirements in:

StateA, StateB, StateC

Program does not meet licensure requirements in:

StateD, StateE

Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateF

Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateG, StateH

The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:

California

*State requires students to sit for licensure exam

*Program has no licensure requirements in any state.

Additional Program Information

Additional Program Information

The paralegal studies certificate program emphasizes practical application and the development of up-to-date paralegal related job skills in addition to teaching legal theory. The program is designed to enhance the ability of students to reason, understand and apply correct principles of law by teaching analytical and critical thinking skills. Graduates of the program will possess skills to enter the paralegal profession. It also allows those already in the paralegal line of work to improve their understanding of the paralegal profession.

Total units for the certificate: 36

Upon the successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:

1. Produce professional quality documents of the type used in the legal profession.

2. Demonstrate competence and understanding of basic job skills to enter the paralegal profession.

3. Gain a basic understanding of different career opportunities available in the business and legal sectors.

4. Demonstrate legal problem solving skills, supported by appropriate analytical and critical thinking techniques.

5. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and teamwork skills in a collaborative setting.

The business: paralegal studies certificate program of study is offered by Chaffey College's business, technology and hospitality academic and career community. Visit the business, technology and hospitality page for more information. School of Business and Applied Technology. 

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