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:
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Paralegal Program is designated as a Qualified Paralegal Studies Program by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification. Graduates earning an A.A.S. degree are eligible to take the Paralegal Certification Exam administered by the North Carolina State Bar.
Course work in Paralegal includes the following:
For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog. 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 information about employment outlook and work environment in the Paralegal Technology field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:
There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.