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Interested in a legal career, but not sure you want to spend years in law school? Pursue an associate degree or certificate in paralegal studies at JJC to get a hands-on look at the field – and your foot in the door!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegals are in demand and will see a projected 12 percent increase in positions from 2018 to 2028. Paralegals make an average of $50,000 per year. At JJC, students can expect affordable tuition, expert professors and coursework that resembles on-the-job training.
Paralegals are well-organized team players with responsibilities that include writing court documents and conducting interviews in fields such as domestic/family law, criminal, personal injury and more. Students in this program will get the hands-on experience needed to be successful in this career.
Students can expect a diverse education, with classes that focus on family law, immigration law, labor and employment law, criminal law, constitutional law and more.
The paralegal program at Joliet Junior College is a non-ABA approved program.