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Paralegal Schools & Training Programs

A paralegal training program, offered through an accredited paralegal school, can give you the background legal education you need to join the paralegal job market. There are many paralegal schools available that will provide the training needed to become a paralegal and become certified. After earning a traditional or online paralegal degree, you can be ready to start an internship, pass a certification exam, or begin your first paralegal job.

See what paralegal schools are enrolling today by browsing the list below.

Paralegal Schools Enrolling Now

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.

Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
    Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

Southern Technical College

Whether you need to upgrade your skills or change careers, Southern Technical College has the right program to fit your needs. Let us show you how to get the skills you need in a short amount of time so that you can get into a new career fast!

What makes Southern Technical College for you?

  • Convenient Locations
  • Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify
  • Hands-On Training
  • Small Classes/Individualized Attention
  • Career Placement Assistance
  • Morning or Evening Classes Available

Why Choose Southern Technical College:

  • Industry Experienced Instructors
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education

Financial Assistance and Availability

The financial aid team at Southern Technical College is committed to helping you find ways to finance your education. Our team is trained to help you overcome the financial obstacles that may be standing in the way of your education.

Southern Technical College participates in several of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Financial Aid Programs, which are generally available to those who qualify. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information, learn more about the types of financial aid available, and consumer information, or contact your local campus to speak member of our financial aid team

Career Placement Assistance

Our career service advisors can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills, employer contacts, and the latest job search techniques. We have years of experience in helping graduates gain employment in great jobs with great companies, and we are ready to help you, too! We cannot guarantee your success, but STC has an excellent record of helping graduates find and keep jobs in their field of study. Success after graduation depends on many factors, and we are here to help you along the way!

South University

South University enjoys a long-standing tradition of excellence in education and personalized student attention.
Since its humble beginnings, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a four-year university offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs with campus locations in Columbia, South Carolina; Montgomery, Alabama; Savannah, Georgia; and Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Vista College

Enroll in a New Future at Vista College

Earn a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree in one of many careers!

Vista College offers numerous educational programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology and many other trades. Get the edge you need when looking for a new career or seeking to move up in your current occupation. The focused instruction and hands-on training offered at Vista College helps prepare you for the day-to-day challenges you’ll face in the real world.

You can earn an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree, diploma or certificate in your chosen field quickly, so you can be in your career as soon as possible. The training and skills you gain will prepare you for some of the most exciting careers today.

Vista College offers detailed instruction and in-depth training. We also provide additional tools you’ll need to gain a competitive edge in your job search after graduation.

Take advantage of these Vista College services:

  • Day or evening classes
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Career Services Assistance for graduates
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Plus much more!

Enroll in a fresh start today at Vista College!

Vista College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
Vista College is recognized as being a military friendly college through the Service members Opportunities Colleges (SOC).

Beaumont
3871 Stagg Dr. Suite 194,
Beaumont, TX 77701

College Station
2704 South Texas Ave Ste #2,
College Station, TX 77840

El Paso
6101 Montana Ave.,
El Paso, TX 79925

Fort Smith
1200 S. Waldron Rd, Suite 122
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Killeen
1001 S. Fort Hood St.,
Killeen, TX 76541

Las Cruces
850 North Telshore Blvd., Suites F-G.,
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Longview
1905 W Loop 281, Suite 21.,
Longview, TX 75604

Lubbock
4620 50th St.,
Lubbock, TX 7941

Choosing the Right Paralegal School

Picking a paralegal school is not an easy process. Since there are no licensing rules for paralegals, there are no uniform educational standards for paralegal schools. As a result, the educational requirements and quality of paralegal schools vary widely.

The best way to narrow your choices of paralegal schools is to find out which ones have been approved by the American Bar Association. Although schools do not need ABA approval, having this endorsement is an indication that a training program has met a certain standard of quality. Currently, there are approximately 250 ABA-approved paralegal schools around the country.

Applying to Paralegal Schools

If you have a high school diploma or GED, you will be eligible for most paralegal schools. If your high school offers classes in business, law, or ethics, it may be helpful to enroll in these courses to prepare yourself for your secondary education.

There are several different types of paralegal schools you can apply to. There are both traditional schools as well as e-schools where you can earn an online paralegal certificate or paralegal diploma. If you prefer working from home at your own pace, an online paralegal school may be the best option for you.

What Will I Learn at a Paralegal School?

Though specific coursework varies from one paralegal school to another, the majority of paralegal schools should offer instruction in the following areas:

  • The American legal system
  • Ethics
  • Delivery of legal services
  • Substantive and procedural law
  • The paralegal profession
  • Law offices and related environments
  • Legal research and writing
  • Law-related computer skills
  • Legal interviewing and investigation

Paralegal School Program Lengths

The amount of time it will take you to complete your education will depend on the type of paralegal degree you are pursuing. If you enroll in a certificate program, you may be able to earn your paralegal certificate in as little as a few months. However, schools that offer associate and bachelor degrees have programs that can take several years to complete.

After Graduating from a Paralegal School

There are several ways to continue your education after graduating from one of the paralegal schools. One of the best ways to do this is by completing an internship. Some of the paralegal schools may offer internship programs that can put you in touch with employers.

In addition to enrolling in an internship program, you can also seek paralegal certification. There are several nationally recognized organizations that offer paralegal certifications. Each certification process is different, but generally you must pass an exam covering the types of things you will learn during your education.

Becoming certified is a great way to show employers you have the skills to work in the paralegal field. Contact one of the paralegal schools to find out more information about certification and to see if they offer practice tests to prepare you for certification exams.

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