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.
American Bar Association-Approved Paralegal Program
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:
Introduction to Law
Technology in the Legal Profession
Legal Research and Legal Writing
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
- 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