Mitchell to offer Paralegal Studies certificate program
Mitchell Community College will offer a new Paralegal Studies certificate program through Continuing Education this fall. Mitchell is one of two community colleges in the state to offer this program through short-term training.
The Paralegal Studies program prepares students who already possess an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree for a career as a paralegal. The paralegal curriculum is divided into paralegal skills courses and law coursework. Core courses include legal research & writing, criminal law and procedure, civil litigation and injuries, real property, wills/estates, family and commercial law and ethics. Courses are generally taught by experienced, practicing attorneys.
Courses will be held two evenings a week beginning October 16 through March 14. The first week of class will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the remainder of the sessions being held Tuesdays and Thursdays with one Saturday (November 10). Students must complete 152 hours of in-classroom study and an additional 120 hours of independent study, which includes completing online assignments. There is a holiday break from December 14 – January 7. For more information on this unique program, contact David Bullins at firstname.lastname@example.org.