Paralegal Studies

  • Health, Public Safety & Human Services

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. 

What Will I Learn?

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.

What Degree/Certificate Will I Receive?



What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Assistants
  • File Clerks
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Collections Specialists
  • Legal Bloggers