Program(s) Name and Description: Paralegal

To help students make educated decisions regarding their program of study, Chesapeake College is required to provide additional information beyond a program description of an academic program that leads to gainful employment, primarily certificate programs. Below is information about estimated cost of a program, including the estimated cost of books, median loan debt of students who completed the program, the number of credits/semesters for completion based on full-time status and a cross-walk is provided with information regarding potential employment options upon completion of this certificate program. For more detailed academic information regarding courses, pre-requisites and course offerings, students should consult our college catalog.

The certificate program in Paralegal Studies was designed to prepare students for employment as paralegals or legal assistants. The program design follows specific course guidelines recommended by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program may be convenient for individuals already working in a law office who are just looking to focus on specific skills or for individuals who already have a degree in an area related to the practice of law. The program includes those courses which are specific to the duties and responsibilities one would perform as a paralegal.

CIP Code:

22.0302

Credential Level:

01, Certificate

Program Standard Occupational Codes:

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Program Costs: Paralegal Certificate

Credits for Completion

33 (12 months)

Tuition & Fees:

$4,126

Books/Supplies:

$2,100

Other:

0

Total Cost:

$6,226
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This rate is not adjusted for those students who attend part-time and/or need to complete developmental requirements.

Job Placement Rates  

Currently, no information is collected and maintained in the college reporting system.

Student Medium Loan Debt Rate (at time of completion)  

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*To protect against personally identifiable information, rates on student cohorts less than 10 students will not be disclosed.