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Paralegal Studies, Certificate of Completion


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JJC Program Code: SS601

ICCB Program Code: P SER 0061

The Paralegal Studies Certificate of Completion is available for those students who have earned a college degree. The certificate explores professional competencies in demand by employers and consists of 27 hours legal specialty courses, legal research and writing, litigation and electives in specific areas such as family law, bankruptcy, real estate, probate, corporations, and torts. The paralegal certificate is a post-degree certificate. A previous earned degree (AA, AS, BA, or BS) is required to enroll in the certificate program. 

 

The paralegal program at Joliet Junior College is a non-ABA approved program.

Total Required Hours: 27 Semester Hours


Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson

Program Coordinator

Program Advisor

Name: Audrey Finkel

Name: Patricia A. Binfa

Name: Patricia A. Binfa

E-mail afinkel@jjc.edu

E-mail: pbinfa@jjc.edu

E-mail: pbinfa@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-2412

Phone: 815-280-2449

Phone: 815-280-2449

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