We all love watching a good courtroom drama on TV, but before the bailiff can announce the name of the honorable judge who is presiding, a strong legal case must be put together. While lawyers argue the case and interview key witnesses, paralegals often do much of the support work that makes the difference between a guilty/not guilty verdict. With their training, Paralegals will help serve justice by assisting with cases, helping prepare documents, and even conducting vital research. The courses in ICDC College’s Paralegal program below will give students a broad, entry-level introduction into the legal field that will help set the groundwork for an impactful career.
For students looking to begin a career in the legal field, ICDC College is proud to offer a 9 month Paralegal Certificate program. The Van Nuys campus, Main Campus at Huntington Park, and online platform all offer classes taught by instructors with real world experience. Courses may vary between the ground and online locations, but a sample includes:
- Business Law & Ethics, and Immigration / Constitutional Law
- Family Law
- Civil Procedures, and Civil Litigation
- Contract Law, Criminal Law, and Law & Evidence
- Property and Administrative law
- Torts, Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law, Employment Prep
ICDC College’s physical campus offers the Paralegal program in convenient morning and night sessions to help cater to the schedule needs of working professionals. In addition, students can enroll in the online program, with coursework available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. All qualified students taking their paralegal classes online will receive a laptop included with their tuition!* With a laptop, you can advance your education on your own schedule, as you’ll be able to access all your paralegal coursework from anywhere in the world with an online connection. You’ll still be responsible for dates and deadlines, but with a laptop, building your career is literally at your fingertips!
Students who get their Paralegal education at ICDC College have a bright future ahead of them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hiring in the field from 2012-2022 is expected to increase by 17%¹, a rate faster than the average in other industries! In addition, the BLS also reports that in 2012, the median salary was nearly $23 per hour. Students should check all state regulations for any additional necessary requirements, but a Paralegal education will give you the introductory groundwork and skills needed to begin a career!
Think you or someone you know might be a good fit in the Paralegal world? Then pick up the phone TODAY and call ICDC College at 888-926-4232! Representatives are standing by to help answer your questions about career paths, financial aid, and more!
*For online students only. ICDC College reserves the right to end the laptop offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply.
¹Bureau of Labor Statistics, Paralegal. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm (Date: Jan. 8, 2014).