Paralegal Certificate of Achievement

This option is available to students entering the program who have completed all general education core requirements through coursework received by either an Associate in Arts degree or a Bachelor's degree. The Certificate of Achievement requires completion of the core courses (18 units) and paralegal elective courses (12 units) for a total of 30 units. Up to 9 units of approved law-related courses may be substituted for paralegal electives. 

Courses required for the Major:
PARA 100 Legal Procedures
PARA 105

Legal Research

PARA 110 Legal Writing & Communications
PARA 115 Civil Litigation - Procedures
PARA 120 Tort Law
PARA 180 Contract Law
Select 12 units from the following paralegal elective courses
PARA 140

Law Office Technology

PARA 145 Federal Court Practices and Procedures
PARA 150 Criminal Litigation and Procedure
PARA 155 Employment Law
PARA 160 Bankruptcy Law
PARA 165 Family Law
PARA 170 Corporate Law
PARA 175 Estates, Trusts, and Wills
PARA 200 Elder Law
PARA 205 Environmental Law
PARA 210 Immigration Law
PARA 220 Intellectual Property Law
PARA 225 Real Estate Law
PARA 230 Consumer Law
PARA 270 Paralegal Internship / Work Experience
PARA 296 Individualized Instruction in Legal Assistant

A maximum of 9 units from the following paralegal-related courses may be substituted for paralegal elective courses.

ADJU 102

Criminal Law I

ADJU 210 Rules of Evidence
ADJU 230 Constitutional Law I
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment
CBTE 120 Beginning Microsoft Word
CBTE 127 Beginning Microsoft Powerpoint
CBTE 140  Beginning Microsoft Excel
CBTE 221 Legal Secretary Skills and Procedure