The study of law can be quite intimidating, but it is not so in the Paralegal Studies Program at South Coast College because the legal programs consist of small classes with instructors who work one-on-one with students to help them develop the skills that are necessary in a legal environment. As one of the recent graduates of the Paralegal Studies Program mentioned, "Going back to school after being out of school for many years was quite intimidating, but South Coast College professors and staff made the transition easy."
What makes the Paralegal Studies Program unique is that the instructors in the program are experts in the legal subjects that they teach. Many of them work either in the court systems of California or have private practices in legal specialties. All have years of teaching experience and know how to make complex legal jargon understandable. On the merits of the high-quality, professional legal faculty, South Coast College has become one of the top paralegal training programs available.
As a student in the Paralegal Studies Program, you will be training for one of the hot careers in demand because California needs more qualified people now than ever before! As a graduate with an Associates Degreein Paralegal Studies, you will be prepared for careers in the legal field. You will be competent and capable to do the work for which you trained.
The Paralegal Studies Program at South Coast College affords you a variety of classes from the core aspects of law down to the specifics of legal research and litigation. As a result, our Paralegal Studies Associate degree graduates are able to work alongside attorneys in many professional settings. Upon completion of our paralegal training program, you can pursue a career in California within several areas of law, from legal assisting and research to working in a law office, corporate legal department or government agency drafting legal memoranda or documents.
South Coast College offers more than just paralegal training in California. Our paralegal Associate Degree program is offered during both the day and evening, so you have the convenience and flexibility to incorporate training around your busy schedule. Plus, your training includes an externship where you will put your skills to work in a real legal environment!
With student services like job placement assistance, we can help you find the perfect place to put your new paralegal training to use. Our student-focused learning community in California enables individuals to quickly gain the career-focused knowledge needed for a variety of career opportunities while earning an Associate of Arts degree.
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