The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the
supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive
legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or
represent clients in a court of law.
CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:
Emphasis is placed on:
- Civil Litigation
- Legal Research and Writing
- Real Estate
- Family Law
- Wills, estates and trusts
- Commercial Law
For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum. Courses in the Paralegal Technology program are taught during the day and evening, and some courses are available through Distance Learning.
The Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook states, "Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects." (Visited 2016).
To learn more about employment outlook and work environment in the Paralegal Technology field, go to
- Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook or
- DISCOVER/ACT career exploration tool