Paralegal Degree

Paralegal Certification program

Learn how to become a Paralegal at IBMC College

  • 90 credit hours (24 classes)
  • 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.

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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.

Externships & Career Opportunities

 

Externships

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.

Career Opportunities

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
*As prescribed, IBMC College’s Paralegal Degree program can be completed in 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

Program Details

Courses:
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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