Paralegal Studies

Paralegal

The Paralegal concentration of study provides a balanced education based on integration of theory and practice, strong written and oral communication skills, and the tools necessary to begin a career in a respected and well-paid profession.

Our goal is to provide our students with the education, training, and experience that will enable them to become successful paralegals and to advance in their profession.

Certificate of Achievement
The certificate of achievement in paralegal studies is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level paralegal position. A certificate of achievement may be achieved by completing the required core courses. All courses required for the certificate are also required courses for the A.S. degree, making the paralegal studies program a seamless transition.

Associate in Science Degree
With an A.S. degree in paralegal studies you will gain comprehensive foundational knowledge that will enable you to become a successful paralegal and to advance in your profession. This program is also designed to help students prepare for NALA certification (National Association of Legal Assistants).

Location

Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3239

Fax number: 805-928-7905 (Santa Maria Campus)
805-735-3976 (Lompoc Valley Center)

Hours

Fall/Spring: 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer: closed during the month of July

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Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering

I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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David feels the program leaves him well prepared to research and analyze legal concepts.

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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017