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UCC's fully online Legal Assistant Certificate program is designed to provide the basic competencies and practical skills necessary to succeed as a legal assistant or to continue working towards a degree in paralegal studies. The program takes about a year to complete.
Students with a criminal record are strongly urged to research employability before entering the paralegal program. If you enter the paralegal program with a felony conviction, you should disclose this information to your paralegal advisor and any Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) employer.
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Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Paralegal Studies program.
If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.
Upon completion, you may gain employment in law firms, businesses, insurance companies, financial institutions, public agencies, title companies, or for federal, state, county, or city government offices.
According to the Oregon Department of Labor, the projected growth rate in this industry state wide is expected to exceed 14% percent over the next year. Students who complete this certificate can earn $12 - $15 per hour.
For more information about this field, you may want to explore the Oregon Labor Market Information System website.
View / Download catalog information for Legal Assistant: One Year Certificate
View / Download advising information for Legal Assistant: One Year Certificate
- A grade of C or better must be earned in all LA courses or courses must be retaken.
- If you cannot accurately keyboard at least 45 wpm, you should take OA 110: Alphabetic Keyboarding and/or OA 124: Keyboarding Skill Enhancement early in the program.
- If required by placement test results, you may need to take WR 115 to reach the WR 121 requirement.
- Acceptance into the Paralegal Program will be postponed if placement is below WR 115.
- Working knowledge of MS Word
Please contact the counseling center to take your placement testing.
Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Consultation with an adviser is critical to student’s selection of courses.
Other Paralegal Certificates & Degrees at UCC
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Crystal Sullivan - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Paralegal
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