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Paralegal Studies Degree (AAS)

Advance Your Legal Career with an Associate Degree

Paralegal Studies is an Associate of Applied Science degree program at Career Quest that offers graduates an overview of the legal system. Students learn about different fields of law, preparing you for employment in the legal field.

Graduates can seek employment in law offices and government agencies where you will assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. This job often includes doing research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

In the Paralegal Studies (AAS) program, you’ll gain the following knowledge:
  • Family law, business law, dispute resolution, contracts, evidence, and torts
  • Office computer programs
  • Mathematical and orderly reasoning
  • Written and oral communication 
As part of your program, you will also apply your knowledge in the real world setting of a law office in a required externship.
Possible career titles: 
  • Paralegal
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Clerk
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • Magistrate Assistant
  • Judicial Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Researcher
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Personal Injury Paralegal
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • Criminal Law Paralegal
  • Bankruptcy Paralegal

Ready to get started? Contact us today and earn a Paralegal Studies degree in 15 months.

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