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Arapahoe Community College
Paralegal Program
5900 South Santa Fe Drive
Post Office Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Director: Barbara Borow-Stephens
Telephone: 303.797-5684
Fax: 303.797.5096

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science, Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Post-associate Certificate and a Certificate based upon five years of legal experience approved by the Program Director.
Minimum length of time to complete program: Certificate - 1 year; A.A.S. - 2 years
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/paralegal
Description: The Arapahoe Community College Paralegal Program has been approved by the ABA since 1977 and offers both a Certificate Program and an Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please see our website for specific program requirements. AAS degree graduates can continue their studies at several local four-year colleges to obtain a Bachelor's degree. Day and evening classes are taught by licensed attorneys and experienced paralegals. The program provides academic advising and assistance with job placement.

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Community College of Aurora
Paralegal Program
9235 East 10th Drive
Aurora, CO 80230
Program Coordinator: Margaret Ann Uchner
Telephone: 303.340.7254
Fax: 303.340.7080

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate Degree, Certificate
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.ccaurora.edu/programs-classes/departments/paralegal/paralegal-department-courses-tab
Description: The Paralegal Studies Program offers a 30-semester credit hour certification program and an Associate of Applied Science degree for students interested in Management and Human Resources. In addition, a transfer option is available for students pursuing a Bachelor's degree. Core courses include Legal Research, Legal Writing, Litigation, Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, and Introduction to Law. A variety of electives, including mediation, property law, constitutional law, and current issues, are included in course of study for paralegal students. Internships are encouraged for those not working in a legal setting. They require 135 hours of supervised work experience for completion.

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Updated: 2/12/2013

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