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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The objectives of the Paralegal Certificate Program are to prepare students to assume general responsibilities of paralegals, and provides continuing educational experiences for persons who are presently employed in the legal field. This program prepares graduates for work under the supervision of attorneys in a variety of legal specialty areas, such as corporate law, criminal law, domestic relations (family law), estate administration, litigation, and real estate. Graduates are trained to 1)apply the law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers; 2)do competent legal research, 3)prepare and interpret legal documents, 4)analyze procedural and substantive legal problems, 5)interview clients and witnesses, and 6)investigate and manage cases.

Program Locations

  • Inver Hills Community College 55076

Labor Market Information

  • Title Examiners and Searchers

  • Median wage: $20.58/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • Median wage: $24.71/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Legal Secretaries

  • Median wage: $22.59/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

  • Median wage: $20.45/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Inver Hills Community College
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 Toll-Free: (866) 576-0689 Local: (651) 450-3902 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: admissions@inverhills.edu