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Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
The program is designed to meet these educational needs by preparing individuals to perform as legal assistants or paralegals under the supervision of an attorney.
Occupational Objectives: Legal assistant or paralegal for private law firms, administrative agencies, mortgage companies, title insurance companies and private corporations. In addition to the general admission requirements established for the college, students will be required to take an English placement test. Students whose test scores are deficient will be required to correct their deficiencies in the developmental studies program.