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Paralegal Technology

With paralegal credentials, you will be prepared to work as a paralegal or legal assistant. Job responsibilities can include assisting with investigations, doing research, filing legal documents, and managing a legal office.

Course work includes learning procedures for civil litigation and legal research. Students will learn how to conduct legal research. Real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law will be explored.

With training in doing probate work, investigations, public records search, legal document drafting and filing, and office management, graduates will be qualified to assist attorneys.

A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law. However, employment opportunities will be available in private law firms, government agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and businesses.


Career opportunities

The following credentials are possible with this program:

Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Technology
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Diploma in Paralegal Technology
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Certificate in Paralegal Technology
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School of Applied Science and Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

South Piedmont has an extensive selection of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs developed for occupational fields. Emphasizing career preparation, these programs of study provide in-depth career preparation and General Education courses so that students are prepared with knowledge or skills in a specialized area.

Note: The coursework for an AAS degree can be completed in two years. The AAS degree program is not designed as a college transfer program; however, because of bilateral agreements with several four-year colleges and universities, courses taken as part of AAS programs may be accepted for transfer credit.

To begin your program of study, call the Enrollment Hotline at 704-272-5391 or send an email to admissions@spcc.edu.

Enrolled students should consult their academic advisors about the transferring process.


Paralegal Technology faculty

David Broome

David Broome

Faculty, Paralegal Technology

 

 

Paralegal Technology