Are you interested in how the legal system works? A paralegal career is an exciting choice if you want to learn more about the law. Northwestern College is proud to offer the Paralegal Associate in Applied Science Degree in an online hybrid format. Students completing the program (100 quarter hours) will be required to take four specified courses on ground (Introduction to Legal Research, Civil Litigation II, Legal Research and Writing I, and Legal Research and Writing II). All other paralegal and general education classes will be offered online. After completing our Paralegal Online Degree program, you can begin practicing as a paralegal.
Paralegals, under the supervision of attorneys, provide services in all phases of the legal system including courts, law firms and government agencies. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:
Paralegals are in demand at law firms, court systems, government agencies at all levels, corporations, non-profit organizations, insurance and health care companies, real estate title companies, and financial services organizations.
|Court Systems||Government Agencies|
|Non-Profit Organizations||Insurance and Health Care Companies||Real Estate Title Companies|
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The Paralegal program is designed to prepare you for potential employment in a number of occupations, including the following: (each occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website).
The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), and Northwestern College is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.
Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.
We are not required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or the Illinois Board of Higher Education to report placement rates.
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If you would like to receive more information about our Paralegal online program, contact us today and we will get back to you immediately. Or better yet, feel free to visit the campus to speak personally with students and faculty.