Are you interested in learning more about the legal field? This flexible certificate program will prepare you with the essential skills needed to quickly pursue a career as a paralegal or enhance your skills in a wide variety of legal-related professions. You will develop a basic understanding of state and federal law, how to draft legal documents, how to assist in the civil litigation process, and how to conduct legal work in an ethical manner that is consistent with rules of professional conduct. Through coursework and study, you will also learn Biblical concepts that will be of great value as you pursue your professional career.
- Recognize the ethical considerations essential to the paralegal profession and the various legal fields that the profession serves.
- Be capable of performing essential law-related support tasks with a special emphasis in professional legal writing.
For more information, contact Trina Cowan, CAGS enrollment coordinator.
Eight weeks per course
All courses are online
15 credit hour program
As part of a degree program
Included in degree tuition if taken with other courses and total credit hours per semester does not exceed 18
Additional cost applies if taken with other courses and total credit hours per semester exceeds 18
As a stand-alone certificate program
$390 per course
$1,560 program total
|GOVA 280||Fundamentals of Paralegalism||This course presents the basic skills that paralegals exercise on their job as well as the knowledge that will help new paralegals to recognize the legal and ethical requirements for legal assistants. Students will also work on basic clerical skills necessary for the profession. These skills include writing, proofreading, and file management.||3|
|GOVA 273||Intro to American Law 1||This course is an introductory legal studies course that helps students to discover the basics of the American federal and state law.||3|
|GOVA 281||Fundamentals of Paralegalism 2||This course continues to present the basic skills from GOVT 280 that paralegals exercise on their job as well as the knowledge that will help new paralegals to recognize the legal and ethical requirements for legal assistants. Students will also work on basic clerical skills necessary for the profession.||3|
|GOVA 274||Intro to American Law 2||This course is a study of the origins, nature, functions, and limits of the American legal and judicial systems.||3|
|GOVA 285||Paralegal Writing Skills||This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the various techniques of writing that paralegals engage in as an employee within a law firm.||2|
|GOVA 298||Paralegal Practicum||This practicum takes place at a law office and allows the student to shadow a paralegal, observing the various duties of the career. As a 1-credit offering, this is a short-term exposure to the profession to provide the student with a brief experiential view of what the career entails.||1|