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Paralegal DEGREE program
Train to work as a Paralegal in a variety of settings in the legal field
- 90 credit hours
- 19 months*
- Associate of Occupational Studies Degree
- Train at the Greeley campus
A career in the legal profession is both prestigious and rewarding. Training in the IBMC College Paralegal program will prepare you to be employed or retained by a lawyer, work in a law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity.
Paralegals are skilled to assist in delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is ultimately responsible for. Working under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals prepare legal documents, research and compile information, and communicate with clients.
Preparing you to serve clients and communities.
Use your training to help others by starting your career in law. Just take the next step to get started!
Check out the available opportunities in your area to see what you could be doing as a Paralegal after completing your training program.
Contact one of our IBMC admissions representatives to get started today!
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Earn Your Paralegal Degree in as little as 19 Months!
What to Expect as a Student
As a Paralegal student at IBMC College, you will learn through hands-on instruction by industry-trained instructors with real-world experience. You will attend lecture classes and work alongside other students on professional projects and assignments.
The Paralegal Degree program provides students with a solid foundation in the basics of law and an understanding of legal processes and procedures. Students will learn how to use legal resources in IBMC College’s onsite law library in order to assist in the preparation of legal pleadings, memoranda and documents. Upon completion of the program, you will receive membership to a professional legal networking association.
NEW, MORE CONVENIENT CAREER TRAINING OPTIONS TO FIT YOUR LIFE!
IBMC’s new hybrid Paralegal training combines hands-on classroom experience with flexible online classes. With Flex Ed, take part of your course material online while maintaining the vital one-on-one, personal classroom instruction IBMC is known for.
Externships & Career Opportunities
As a part of your education, you’ll have the opportunity to work as an extern for a local law office or business during your 5-week externship.
An externship allows you to work alongside industry professionals and gives you a chance to use your learned skills, get workplace practice, and add valuable experience to your resume. Similar to an internship, your employer will evaluate your work for college credit. If the employer likes your performance, and there is a job opening, you may even be hired upon graduation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Paralegals and Legal Assistants is projected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through 2026 — 15% across the United States.**
Paralegals may be employed by/as:
- Law offices
- Real estate companies
- Human Resources departments
- Banking institutions
- Mortgage companies
- Courthouse positions
- Government agencies
- Social service
- Title companies
*IBMC College’s Paralegal Degree program may be completed in as little as 19 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
“IBMC College has given me a fresh start. I now have the skills to work toward a better future for myself and my family.”
Kimberlee Lofink, IBMC Paralegal Graduate
- Criminal Law
- Torts and Insurance Law
- Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Civil Procedure & Litigation
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Program Kit includes:
- Membership with a local professional paralegal organization
Locations & Schedules:
IBMC College’s Paralegal Degree program is offered at our Greeley campus — making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your lifestyle and schedule and achieve the success you’ve always wanted.
Plus, as part of our commitment to accelerated training, we offer class starts for our Paralegal students throughout the year — because when you are ready to change your life, there is no reason to wait.
Tuition and Fees:
The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.
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