Explore Academic Programs - Paralegal

The Paralegal/Legal Assistant two-year program is designed for students seeking employment as paralegals. A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant or legal clerk) is a professional who, by training and experience, is qualified to perform legal functions under the direction and supervision of an attorney, court or military command. The curriculum also serves students who are exploring an interest in law-related careers includinq as lawyers.

The legal field is desperate for properly trained, intelligent and enthusiastic persons of the highest ethical caliber. Studies on the national and state level continue to indicate the great employment potential. CTC's Paralegal/Legal Assistant programs equip students to gain employment in federal, state, military and private sector law departments - even to go on to law school.

Pre-law students: this program is also an ideal choice if you have aspirations of attending law school. Virtually all of our courses are scaled down versions of the same courses you are required to take in law school and are taught by law school graduates.

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates


Potential Earnings: $48,350 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (5 - 8 %)


Potential Earnings: $114,970 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (5 - 8 %)

* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificate. The associate degree adds additional paralegal coursework along with more general academic courses. The certificate allows more immediate employability with courses focused on paralegal studies.

Paralegal Pathways


Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

60 credit hours, four semesters full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend


Other U.S. locations (Fort Lee, Fort Polk, Fort Sill, Fort Stewart, Hunter AAF)

Certificate of Completion

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

30 credit hours, two semesters full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend