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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares you for entry-level employment as a paralegal in courts, corporations, law firms, and government agencies. The curriculum is based on standards developed from the National Association of Legal Assistants Descriptions of Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Exam Sections. Industry standards are based on the National Association of Legal Assistants Descriptions of Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Exam Sections.

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Associate in Applied Science


For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Length of Program

Most students may complete an AAS program in two years, provided students enroll in the recommended number of credit hours per semester. General education classes, with the exception of course prerequisites, may be taken along with curriculum classes.

Employment Opportunities

Successful completion of the Paralegal Technology program provides you the opportunity for employment as a paralegal in private law firms, courts, trust departments of banks, corporations, and government agencies. Salaries vary nationwide; according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2010 median annual wage for paralegals nationally is $46,700 and the mean wage is $49,640. The BLS projects a much faster than average growth rate for the paralegal field nationally, with an18% growth rate through 2020. The average annual openings are expected to be 8,340 annually nationwide.

Transfer Options

Students who wish to continue their education beyond the associate in applied science degree should consult the college / university of their choice to determine transfer options.

For More Information

To learn more about Paralegal Technology, contact Paula Sinopoli.

Program Coordinator

Paula J. Sinopoli Bascom, M. Ed., AACP
(270) 883-0214 Office
Instructor and Program Coordinator for Paralegal Technology

Online Assistance

MCC s online coursework is delivered through Blackboard. Our knowledgeable Help Desk is available to answer your questions about your online class. Contact the KCTCS Online Technical Help Desk at any time 24/7. If you have technical issues, please contact Mike Wilkerson ( for assistance.


Madisonville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements .

Graduation Requirements

You will be eligible for graduation when you have completed your program with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. In addition, you must have a minimum of 24 hours taken in residence within KCTCS and 25% of the approved coursework must come from Madisonville Community College.

Job Placement Assistance

The Office of Career Services offers students, alumni, and members of the community free assistance in locating regional and local employment opportunities. We are available to assist employers by referring qualified candidates for full-time, part-time, temporary, and cooperative education positions. For more information, contact Abby McGregor-Mullen (

Tuition & Fees

Students enrolled in Madisonville Community College online courses are assessed in-state tuition & fees, regardless of their location.