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Paralegal Studies

You're interested in the law and helping people is important to you. You are tech-savvy, love details, deadlines, and you know how to keep all the spinning plates moving without fail.

If this is you, pursuing a degree or certificate in paralegal studies may give you the intellectual challenge you desire. Paralegals make up a significant sector of careers in the law field. In demand and growing, a paralegal can choose to specialize in any area of the law that interests them most.

At Harford Community College, we offer a paralegal studies degree and certificate option that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree or gain employment in the field.

Program Overview

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Associate of Applied Science
Certificate

NO. OF CREDITS
Associate of Arts: 60
Certificate: 35-37

CONTACT
AnnMarie Profili, J.D.
443.412.2214
aprofili@harford.edu

Admissions
443.412.2109

ACCREDITATION
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

 

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your paralegal studies.

WHAT KIND OF COURSES  CAN I EXPECT TO TAKE?

Develop a strong background in paralegal studies through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

  • FAMILY LAW
    CRIMINAL LAW
    INTRODUCTION TO LAW
    TECHNOLOGY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
    LEGAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL WRITING
    CONTRACT LAW
    LAW PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
    TORTS AND INSURANCE
    CIVIL LITIGATION AND PROCEDURE

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

With a degree or certificate in paralegal studies at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree. If you already have an associate's or bachelor's degree and you have the desire to work as a paralegal, you can earn a certificate that can help you to secure employment in the field.

Top Transfer Destinations
  • Stevenson University
  • University of Baltimore
Potential Careers
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Real Estate and Title Insurance Paralegal
  • Public Defender Paralegal
  • Paralegal within a Non-Government Organization
  • Judicial Paralegal
  • Government Paralegal
  • Nursing Paralegal
  • Law Firm Paralegal

WHO TEACHES THIS PROGRAM?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.