Paralegal Studies

Paralegals are the helping hands of every great lawyer. They help attorneys keep their cases on track by employing excellent legal research abilities, as well as exceptional organizational and communication skills.

Paralegals are always in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for paralegals are expected to grow 14 percent by 2031, much faster than other occupations. As a paralegal, you'll have the opportunity to work in a variety of legal specialties, such as family law, immigration, real estate, and criminal law.

With a paralegal studies degree or certificate from FRCC, you'll be prepared to help others by playing a key role in our legal system. Our small classes, close-knit environment, and expert faculty will help you succeed.

Why Study Paralegal Studies at Front Range Community College?

We offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree as well as two certificate options. Our experienced and caring instructors bring real-world experiences into the classroom.

You can choose electives in family law, administrative law, evidence, criminal law, probate and estates, employment law, and intellectual property law.

Students in the paralegal studies program are required to complete a minimum of nine credit hours of legal specialty courses via synchronous instruction (face-to-face or real-time remote courses).

Degree Details

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Program Location: Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

This AAS degree prepares you to work under the supervision of an attorney preparing legal documents, researching and compiling information, and communicating with clients. You'll receive training in a variety of legal areas, including contracts and property law, as well as legal ethics, research and writing. You'll gain practical hands-on experience in a local work setting to see firsthand what it's like to be a paralegal.

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Certificate Options

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Program Location: Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 30 credits (2 semesters)

You'll explore legal ethics, civil litigation, legal research and writing, and e-discovery and litigation technology. This certificate program prepares you for an entry-level career as a legal assistant in a law firm or corporate or government agency setting.

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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree or certificate can open doors for an in-demand career in a range of settings.