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 and Legal Assistants||23-2010||Link|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants||23-2011||Link|
|Legal Administrative Assistants||43-6012||Link|
|Legal Support Workers||23-2000||Link|
|Legal Support Workers, all other||23-2099||Link|
|Legal Support Workers, Miscellaneous||23-2090||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