In choosing a certificate program, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. The Berkeley College Paralegal Certificate Program offers several options designed to match each student’s individual goals.
All options consist of a series of seven-week online courses that align to the legal areas essential to the role of a working paralegal. Through case studies, discussion board participation, legal research assignments and assessments, students are able to prepare for their role in the legal profession through Berkeley College’s Online Paralegal Certificate Program.
Berkeley College’s Paralegal Certificate Program focuses on the important competencies that are required in the paralegal field. These include the effective use of technology and legal databases, which paralegals utilize in the legal profession. Throughout the certificate program, students are taught the knowledge and practices, which comprise the foundation of the profession by faculty with specific relevant experience. Essential to the profession is a comprehensive knowledge of legal research techniques as well as the ability to prepare written legal documents. In addition, the certificate program explores specific areas of the law in order to prepare students for a position in this exciting and growing area.
Credits may be applied toward an A.A.S. or B.S. in Legal Studies.
The Core Paralegal Certificate consists of 18 credits taken over three semesters.
- LAW1100 Introduction to Law (7-week | 3 Credits)
- LAW1110 Contract Law (7-week | 3 Credits)
- LAW2200 Professional Responsibilities and Legal Ethics (7-week | 3 Credits)
- LAW2215 Torts (7-week | 3 Credits)
- LAW 2210 Legal Research and Writing (7-week | 3 Credits)
- LAW 2230 Civil Litigation (7-week | 3 Credits)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.