Paralegal



The Paralegal Technology curriculum is designed to prepare a person for entry-level employment as a paralegal in courts, corporations, private law firms, trust departments of banks, and government agencies. Paralegal Technology is a two year program of study that requires courses in the career-technical core, designated areas of concentration, and the academic core. The Associate in Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Paralegal Technology program.

Transfer to some senior institutions is available. The prescribed courses outlined in the catalog of the senior institution in which the student plans to transfer should be correlated with the course of study outlined for the first two years at the junior college level. Students seeking to transfer should always consult the catalog of the senior institution for details concerning specific courses and the transfer process. Students seeking to transfer are urged to work closely with their Paralegal Advisor in order to assure enrollment in the correct courses.

Program Description

The Paralegal Technology prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities in the legal field.

The Paralegal Technology curriculum is a two year program which prepares a person for entry-level employment as a legal assistant in private law firms, courts, corporations, trust departments of banks, and government agencies. The Associate in Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Paralegal Technology Program. Students can also prepare for the university parallel Paralegal Program; students should meet with the adviser of this program for their plan of study.

Program Length

- Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

- Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

- Must meet all general admission requirements of the college.
- Must have a high school transcript showing proof of graduation or acceptable GED score.
- A transfer student must submit transcripts from each college attended.
- Minimum composite score of 16 on the ACT. Students scoring less than 16 will be admitted on a probationary status.

Contact

The Student Success Center - Jones County Junior College, 601.477.4257, or Paralegal Technology Instructor: Amy Hinton 601.477.4273, or amy.hinton@jcjc.edu.