The jury is in: our Paralegal program is the perfect first step for your legal career. Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), this program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work directly with attorneys.
With a paralegal degree, you can find a career in:
Due to the guidelines established by the American Bar Association, Paralegal students are required to complete a minimum of 9 semester credit hours of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction which includes face-to-face, hands on hybrid, or online on a schedule course options.
Students seeking to transfer into the San Jacinto College Paralegal Program must engage in a transcript review meeting with the Paralegal Program Director to review the transferability of credits from other paralegal programs in order to ensure that the credit can be classified as legal specialty, meets the course objectives and practical skills to be developed for the course for which credit is being awarded, meets the needs of the legal community the program serves, and is comparable to course work offered within the program.
The goal of the paralegal studies program is to teach you to:
As a qualified paralegal, you’ll have access to a wide range of opportunities. While nearly 70% of paralegals work in private law firms, other places of employment include:
Paralegals must work under the direct supervision of an attorney and don't contract directly with the public. Some of the duties delegated by a lawyer to a paralegal may include: