What is Paralegal Technology?
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.
What are my career choices?
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 an 18% growth rate through 2020. The average annual openings are expected to be 8,340 annually nationwide.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate in Applied Science
- Paralegal Certificate
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. Various options exist in Kentucky to purse the bachelor's degree.
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.
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This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuition & Fees
Students enrolled in Madisonville Community College online courses are assessed in-state tuition & fees, regardless of their location.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.