ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs
Paralegal Studies Program
640 N 1st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1515
Director: Scott A. Hauert
Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate of completion for students with a college degree from an accredited institution
Minimum length of time to complete program: 3 semesters for Certificate; 4-5 semesters for AAS, depending on course selection
For more information: www.phoenixcollege.edu/legalstudies
Description: Phoenix College is a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The Paralegal Program at Phoenix College has been educating students in the paralegal field since 1973. We offer both day and nighttime courses in a classroom setting taught by experienced attorneys and legal assistants from the community. The Paralegal Program places particular emphasis on core skills needed by entry-level paralegals such as legal writing, legal procedures, torts, legal research, and computerized law office applications. We also offer a rich variety of electives, including Criminal Procedure, Bankruptcy, Administrative Law, Family Law, Probate, and Real Estate.
Pima Community College
1255 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-3030
Director: Joy D. O'Donnell
Type of Institution: Public; 2-yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate; Post-Associate Certificate
For more information: www.dtc.pima.edu
Description: The Post-Degree Certificate requires a previous Bachelor's or an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.