Paralegal ATC (4570)
Type of Award
ATC - Advanced Technical Certificate
The Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) is designed for students who have
a bachelor's degree and are seeking further education in the field of paralegal studies.
This program certificate renders the student eligible to obtain professional certification
from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) through the Certified Paralegal
Course content includes legal concepts, legal writing and research, court systems, and business law. Course work prepares the student for employment as a paralegal in law-related occupations, including public and private law practice and/or corporate or government law-related activities.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
Have a bachelor's degree;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses and earn 24 credits as listed in the catalog for this program.
To comply with American Bar Association guidelines, all transfer students seeking the Paralegal AS or ATC certificate must complete a minimum of ten (10) credits of legal specialty courses in a traditional, on-ground course format at Palm Beach State College
The program can be finished in one year if you attend full-time.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses.
For More Information
Dr. Cary High, highc@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5150
Paralegal Studies Academic Advisor (561) 207-5340
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Credits: 21|
|ENC1101||College Composition 1||3|
|PLA1003||Introduction to Paralegalism||3|
|PLA2229||Court System: Procedures and Pleadings II||3|
|PLA1104||Legal Writing and Research 1||3|
|PLA2114||Legal Writing and Research II||3|
|PLA2209||Court System: Procedures and Pleadings I||3|
|BUL2241||Business Law 1||3|
|BUL2242||Business Law 2||3|
|Any course with PLA prefix not otherwise used for program completion||3|
|Total Program Credits: 24|
This certificate will qualify a student to sit for the National Association of Legal Assistants national exam to become a Certified Paralegal (CP). Upon qualifying, all Paralegal students are encouraged to take this exam.
Career Path Notes
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/