Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Advanced Standing | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Advanced Standing | Dipl

Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Advanced Standing | Dipl

Degree
Diploma
Credits
41
Location
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes
This program is eligible for free tuition

The Paralegal - Advanced Standing Diploma will provide students with a previous degree additional legal knowledge to serve as paralegals, working with not only attorneys in law firms, but also corporation, real estate companies, government agencies and the banking industry. Completion of a previous degree is required to enter this program.

Meet Your Advisor

Colleen Clifford
Colleen Clifford
Career Navigator
colleen.clifford@witcc.edu
712.317.3126
Sioux City Campus, Admissions A303
Book an Appointment https://www2.witcc.edu/admissions/colleen

Career Options

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.  

Required Classes for Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Advanced Standing | Dipl

PRL 103 Introduction to Law 3
PRL 112 Legal Research and Writing I 3
PRL 131 Torts and Litigation I 3
PRL 191 Criminal Procedure 3
BUS 185 Business Law I 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
     
PRL 108 Legal Procedures and Processes 3
PRL 161 Family Law 3
PRL 164 Legal Applications and Practices 3
PRL 281 Legal Ethics 2
BUS 186 Business Law II 3
MGT 178 Employment Law 3
     
PRL 932 Internship 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3

Entrance Requirements

Previous AAS or higher degree

 

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Mellisa Flanigan
Mellisa Flanigan
Business and Office Support Instructor
mellisa.flanigan@witcc.edu
712.317.3326
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
michael.rohlena@witcc.edu
712.317.3128
Sioux City Campus, Room B107
 

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $8,077.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $8,118.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.