Student Financial Assistance

Gainful Employment

Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

Not all legal work requires a law degree. Many of the tasks required to serve the needs of a client may be handled by a paralegal/legal assistant. Over 90,000 positions nationwide were filled by paralegals in 1990. This number is expected to steadily increase. With increasing competition in this field, a person must be able to communicate effectively, understand the law, legal procedures and terminology, and have good research skills. The Paralegal Studies program an intensive 30-hour curriculum at Delta State that provides this training.  

Table II: Paralegal Studies: Code of the Occupations

OCCUPATIONS CODE OF THE OCCUPATIONS WEB LINK: LO*NET WEBSITE
Paralegals 23-2011 Link
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 23-2010 Link
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 23-2011 Link
Legal Administrative Assistants 43-6012 Link
Legal Aides 23-2011 Link
Legal Assistants 23-2011 Link
Legal Occupations 23-0000 Link
Legal Secretaries 43-6012 Link
Legal Support Workers 23-2000 Link
Legal Support Workers, all other 23-2099 Link
Legal Support Workers, Miscellaneous 23-2090 Link
Legal Technicians 23-2099 Link
  •   The on-time completion rate for students completing the program.

No student has completed the Criminal Justice Certificate Program in the last five years The curriculum was recently revamped; active recruitment will begin in fall 2011).

  •  The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS 33 over two years: $7260

  •  The typical costs for books and supplies

$1000 to $1200

  •  On-time Completion Rate
  •  Placement Rate

Criminal Justice Certificate

The Criminal Justice program provides up-to-date relevant courses for students who are interested in the field of law enforcement. Program content provides pertinent knowledge and field experience for law enforcement officers and persons who are practitioners in the criminal justice system to receive instruction in relevant and practical areas pertaining to the U.S. criminal justice system.

Table 1: Criminal Justice: Code of the Occupations:

OCCUPATIONS CODE OF OCCUPATIONS WEB LINK: LABOR’S O’NET WEBSITE
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 33-3051 Link
Police Dispatchers 43-5031 Link
Police Officers 33-3050 Link
Police Radio Dispatchers 43-5031 Link
Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers 43-5031 Link
Police, First-Line Supervisors 33-1012 Link
Police, Motorcycle 33-3051 Link
Police, Park 33-3051 Link
Police, Railroad 33-3052 Link
Police, Transit 33-3052 Link
Police, Transit Authority 33-3052 Link
Law Enforcement Workers 33-3000 Link
Laws Librarians 33-4021 Link
Laws Teachers, Postsecondary 33-1112 Link
Laws, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers Link
Postsecondary 25-1110
Judicial Law Clerks 23-1010 Link
  •   The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time.

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 30 over two years: $6600

  •  The typical costs for books and supplies

$1000 to $1500

  •  On-time Completion Rate
  •  Placement Rate