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Paralegal Degree: Degrees & Classes


For complete description of requirements for the Associate Degree, Certificate and list of courses, visit the College Catalog.


Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Part-time or Full-time
Average Time to Complete Full-time Program: 5+ Semesters
Required Units: 60+


Earn an Associate in Arts degree (with a Paralegal major) by completing 60 semester units which includes all major requirements and general education courses (Plan B). A counselor must be consulted by all students in this program. 
NOTE: Students must complete English 101 and all required Paralegal Courses with a grade of “C” or better.


Certificate of Achievement

Full and Part-time
Average Time to Complete Full-time Program: 3+ Semesters
Required Units: 41.00


Requirement for Certificate: You must possess at least an Associate (AA) Degree or higher.


Introductory Courses

  • Introduction to Law and Legal Profession (PL 10) - 3 units
  • English 101 - College Reading and Composition 1 - 3 units
  • Introduction to Civil Litigation (PL 11) - 3 units