Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies

Brighton College

Programme Description

Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies

Brighton College

The Paralegal Institute offers an opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of a position in the Paralegal field by offering an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program. We also offer Paralegal Continuing Education programs that can help you keep that competitive edge as you pursue advanced career opportunities.

The Paralegal Institute offers an additional opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of the best available position in the Paralegal field by offering paralegal programs like the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Students must successfully complete the same courses outlined in the Paralegal Diploma program, as well as the five specialty courses of 15 credit hours. To complete the requirements for the ADPS, students are required to take 5 general education courses (or transfer credits showing completion and competence in these courses passing with a C or better). The ADPS is composed of 60 semester hours and 2700 clock hours, which include the general education courses of 15 semester hours.

Duration


We offer open enrollment within our paralegal programs, thus you may register at any time. Completion of the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program depends solely on the study schedule you set for yourself. We recommend that you maintain a consistent submission of lessons.The Paralegal Institute gives you up to 2 years to complete the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program.

Once you, as the student, successfully complete the first 10 courses outlined below, you will be eligible to sit for the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) Certification Exam.

Course Outline


What courses are in the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program?

The following courses are included in the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program has a total of 60 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies Core Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
LGS 100 Paralegal Today 3 Credit Hours
LGS 108 Legal Research 3 Credit Hours
LGS 208 Legal Analysis and Writing 3 Credit Hours
LGS 110 Litigation and Trial Practice 3 Credit Hours
LGS 200 Administrative Law 3 Credit Hours
LGS 206 Business Organizations 3 Credit Hours
LGS 102 Domestic Relations 3 Credit Hours
LGS 103 Criminal Law 3 Credit Hours
LGS 204 Real Property 3 Credit Hours
LGS 106 Trusts, Wills and Estate Administration 3 Credit Hours
LGS 107 Contracts 3 Credit Hours


Associate Degree in Paralegal Specialty Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
LGS 301 Torts: Personal Injury Litigation 3 Credit Hours
LGS 207 Bankruptcy Law 3 Credit Hours
LGS 205 Social Security Disability 3 Credit Hours
LGS 202 Environmental Law 3 Credit Hours
LGS 201 Immigration Law 3 Credit Hours
LGS 203 Intellectual Property 3 Credit Hours


Associate Degree in Paralegal General Education Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 201 English 3 Credit Hours
COM 110 Communication and Speech 3 Credit Hours
BUS 202 Principles of Management 3 Credit Hours
MTH 101 Principles of Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
PSY 201 Psychology 3 Credit Hours


Tuition & Fees


The total price for The Paralegal Institute Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies program is $10,950.

Total Tuition $9,000
Enrolment Fee $100
Resource Fee $950
Total Sales Price $10,950


Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $10,450. Save $500!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.


Financial Assistance

The programs at The Paralegal Institute@Brighton College are approved for Veterans benefits. The Paralegal Institute@Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Proctored Exams


All associate degree students are required to take two proctored exams through an online proctoring service, ProctorU, as required in specific courses. Proctored exams are open-book and only course material, course resources, and personal notes may be used. Students may not use Google or any other online search options to locate answers during proctored exams. A webcam is required to complete proctored tests. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis and alternate courses will be established upon enrollment as warranted. For students who do not have access to a webcam, they may check with the local library, community centers, and recreational centers for availability. Active duty and deployed service members may request proctoring through a military education officer or test control officer. If necessary, a proctored exam may be done in person with a non-affiliated individual such as an administrator, librarian, counsellor, or human resource personnel. In-person proctored exams require approval from the Student Services Manager prior to taking the exam.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 9, 2018
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