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2013-2014 Official General Catalog 
2013-2014 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Paralegal: Certificate

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Certificate Program

The Paralegal Certificate emphasizes both the theory and the practice of paralegal procedures essential for employment in a law office or other legal settings.

Students may complete the program in 9 months if they take the required courses in the proper sequence, or they may take longer if they wish. Courses are offered day, evening, or online. Students should check with their advisor during the scheduling process to make sure courses are taken in proper sequence and any prerequisites have been met. Some flexibility is available as to when courses must be taken, but not all courses are offered every semester. All students must complete the core requirements below, and then complete at least an additional 18 credits chosen from the designated electives. With proper planning and advisement, students may be able to apply most of the credits earned towards an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Program supervised by:
Rick Behr, Chairman
Office: Business Building, Room 108
Telephone: 607 778-5133

Gerald A. Loy, Esq., Coordinator
Office: Business Building, Room B-216A
Telephone: 607 778-5300

Total Core Credits: 12

Total Certificate Credits: 30

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure 2011-12

Program Name:  Paralegal

OPEID:  002862

CIP Code:  22.0302

Occupations:  Paralegal; Legal Assistants; Court Clerk; Law Clerk

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Program costs for NY State residents - This program will take two full-time semesters (9 months) to complete.

  • Tuition and fees - $4,271
  • Books and supplies - $1,400
  • Room and board - room and board are not provided by the college
  • Other - $0

Graduation Rates

  • Number of graduates - 6
  • Number of on-time graduates - N.A.
  • On-time completion rate - N.A.

Job placement rate of graduates:  N.A.

Median loan debt of graduates:

  • Federal loans - N.A.
  • Private loans - N.A.
  • BCC finance plans - N.A.

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