Paralegal

Certificate

Paralegal student in library

The Program

Pursue your career goal of becoming a paralegal and get the education you need to prepare for entry-level employment in this rewarding field with FLCC's Paralegal certificate program.

If you hold an associate degree or higher college degree, our program will fast-track you into the job market and prepare you for successful employment opportunities upon graduation. Throughout your studies, you'll experience a core of paralegal courses that focuses on legal theory, practical legal skills, and experiential learning in industry-standard office environments.

As a Paralegal student, you will develop a thorough understanding of the United States court system, and you will learn the many areas of substantive law. In the classroom, you'll engage in assignments and projects that are identical to documents and court filings that are drafted by working paralegals.

Combined with your classroom experience, you'll complete your certificate with a capstone course that will either feature an internship or a law office practice course. Some of our students have landed internships with law firms, real estate companies, banks, and insurance companies.

Admission Requirements

If you have a college degree and would like to pursue a Paralegal certificate without the redundancy of additional general education courses, you're in the right place! In order to be admitted into our Paralegal certificate program, you must provide evidence of completion of either an associate or bachelor's degree with at least 18 credits in a liberal arts curriculum.

The Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program have gone on to apply their education to employment opportunities at small, mid-sized, and large law firms across New York State and in other states. They have also secured positions working for corporations, in the court system, and in government offices.

Some choose to transfer on to the four-year level to advance their studies, while others have gone on to pursue law school.

*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The Experience

Study Online

FLCC's Paralegal certificate program is offered exclusively online. This online format creates a convenient and flexible way for you to earn an education, allowing you to study from a location that fits your schedule and access the resources, knowledge, and support you need to succeed.

Find out more about online degree programs at FLCC to see if it's the best-fit academic path for you.

Online Degree Programs

The Faculty

FLCC's Paralegal faculty and adjuncts are experienced attorneys or paralegals. Collectively, they bring valuable real-world experience and law knowledge in the private and public sectors to the classroom.

Career Coach

Explore Your Career Options

Map out a path toward your future career, and discover opportunities related to this area of study.

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Diane Carpenter

"My professors at FLCC were very approachable and caring, and gave me the confidence to be successful in my chosen career path"