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Paralegal Program

Preferred Pro-Certificate

About

The Paralegal Preferred Pro-Certificate is designed for those who already possess an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the profession, or if already employed in the legal field, to enhance their career potential.

The Paralegal Preferred Pro-Certificate program is approximately a one-year program. Legal courses are taught by faculty in the paralegal program who represent various aspects of the field of law and hold a high regard for academic and professional integrity.

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Get on track with the Paralegal program or contact us if you’re an employer who wishes to hire one of our well-trained students.

Jennifer A. Sorensen, J.D.
Program Chair and Faculty

Pathway

The path to achieve a Pro-Certificate in the Paralegal Program

Requirements
Legal Specialty Elective Courses
Career Options

 

 Students must complete all 53 credits. 
CU 105 Word I, Excel I 5
PLST 106 Legal Document Production 3
PLST 150 Paralegal Fundamentals and Ethics 5
PLST 151 Legal Research & Writing I 5
PLST 152 Intro to Civil Law 5
PLST 153 Civil Procedure I 5
PLST 154 Computer Applications in the Law 3
PLST 156 Criminal Procedure for Paralegals 5
PLST 232 Interviewing & Investigations 5
PLST 233 Internship I (*Prereq: See Student Internship Manual) 5
PLST 239 Transition Planning 1
PLST 251 Legal Research & Writing II 3
PLST 253 Civil Procedure II 3
PLST 149, CU 108 Recommended but not required  
     

 

Students must complete 3 credits.

PLST courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

PLST 221 Family Law 3
PLST 222 Probate/Estate Planning 3
PLST 223 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 3
PLST 224 Real Estate Law 3
PLST 225 Bankruptcy Law 3
PLST 226 Administrative Law 3
PLST 228 Employment Law 3
PLST 231 Contracts/Commercial Transactions 3
PLST 234 Internship II 5
PLST 235 eDiscovery 3
     

 

Read more about salary and career potential for licensing inspectors and examiners, legal assistants and paralegals.

 

Get ready to join the exciting career of legal services 

 

Associate of Applied Science

An associate degree program designed to prepare students for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. 

Paralegal Pro-certificate 

Designed for those who already possess an associate or bachelor's degree and wish to enter the legal services profession. 

Limited License Legal Technician Preparation Certificate

Due to the Washington Supreme Court's recent decision to sunset the Limited License Legal Technician program, as of June 2020 we will no longer admit new students to the Limited License Legal Technician Preparation certificate. The associate's degree and Pro-Certificate options are not impacted and will remain open. All currently enrolled LLLT students may finish the courses at TCC but must contact the Washington State Bar Association at 206-443-9722 and LLLT@wsba.org to determine the necessary steps to complete the licensing requirements by July 31, 2020.

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