Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public & Human Services
Academic Dept: Behavioral/Social Science
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Russell Ippolito
The Westchester Community College Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association. The goal of the Paralegal Program is to provide students with substantive knowledge of the law, together with hands-on working experience, which will enable them to work ethically under the supervision of an attorney in the public or private sector.
Students entering into the Paralegal Certificate Program must have obtained at least 60 college credits from an accredited institution, eighteen (18) hours of which must be in general education as defined by the American Bar Association.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the ranks of paralegals will continue to swell through 2012. Employment opportunities exist in law offices, government agencies and court systems, banks, insurance and title companies, as well as in the contract or legal departments of various other governmental and business enterprises.
The certificate can be earned in two semesters of full-time study or on a part-time basis determined by the student (not to exceed three years).
Related Pages: Westchester Community College Paralegal Website