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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies degree program is designed to provide graduates with an understanding of the law and the United States court systems. An emphasis is placed on legal terminology, legal research and writing, and technology used in the legal field. Graduates are prepared for employment in a law firm or government agency, with career possibilities such as legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal.
Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.
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Projected for various paralegal professions by 2030!
In various roles related to the paralegal profession between 2021 to 2030!
For occupations like paralegals and similar roles within the legal industry.
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Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.
The flexible two-year associate degree in Paralegal Studies is designed to provide graduates with an understanding of the law and the United States court systems. An emphasis is placed on legal terminology, legal research and writing, and technology used in the legal field. Graduates are prepared for employment in a law firm or government agency, with career possibilities such as legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal. Outcomes of the program include:
Want to gain extensive knowledge in law and legal matters? The Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science degree gives students an enriched learning experience with the right blend of theory and practice for seeking or growing meaningful careers!
Throughout the coursework, students learn about various legal terms, how to describe and analyze legal sources, apply critical thinking and research skills in legal context, and technical skills required for a paralegal profession. Students can choose electives applicable towards future degrees or university programs.
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With our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies, students learn the foundation of law and legal systems with effective communication skills for securing employment in the legal service industry.
The industry-driven curriculum imparts academic and practical application of concepts such as introduction to law and legal system, legal terminologies, legal office technology, legal ethics, business law, America’s court system, laws of domestic relations, and much more. The curriculum helps students to:
Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.
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Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:
Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.
Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.
Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.
Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.
We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.
Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!
We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.
We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.
We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.
We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:
Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.
Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.
With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.
Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.
As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.
Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.
Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.
The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.
We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.
We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.
We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.
We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.
Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.
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Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.