Become a Respected Paralegal
Launch an Exciting & Rewarding Legal Career
“Employment of Paralegals is project to grow 28%, much faster than the average for all occupations.” – U.S. Bureau of Labor
Paralegals work closely with lawyers, prosecutors and public defenders and act as valued members of any legal team. Professionals in this career often provide vital assistance to trial and case preparation.
The Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies is a combination of Paralegal and general education courses designed to prepare a graduate to become a Paralegal and to obtain an entry-level position in a variety of interesting environments, including:
- Law Offices
- Corporate Legal Departments
- Government Agencies
Successful graduates of this program may enter the professional legal field in as little as 18 months.
Rising Demand for Skilled Paralegal Professionals
Job openings in the Paralegal field are expected to increase in coming years as employers aim to reduce cost and increase the availability and efficiency of legal services by hiring paralegals to perform tasks once done by lawyers. Today’s Paralegals are performing a wider variety of duties, making them more useful to businesses. Our growing population means an increase in the number of people seeking legal services – which makes for a growing demand for legal professionals such as Paralegals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, “trained paralegals should have the best employment opportunities.” Now is an exciting time for new professionals getting training and entering the exciting field of Paralegal.
Becoming a Sought-After Legal Professional
To be successful, Paralegals must be able to document and present their findings and opinions to their supervising attorneys. They need to understand legal terminology and have good research and investigative skills. Familiarity with the operation and applications of computers in legal research and litigation support also is increasingly important.
As a graduate of Florida Technical College’s Paralegal Studies program you’ll enter the professional world with confidence after gaining hands-on, practical training in important areas, such as:
- Research and Writing
- Tort Law
- Civil Procedure
- Bankruptcy Law
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Real Property
- And More!
Computer use and technical knowledge has become essential to Paralegal work. The course work at Florida Technical College includes an introduction to computer operations and word processing applications. Extensive prior computer experience is NOT necessary. FTC will give you the skills and experience it takes to succeed in a modern law office.
Paralegals in law firms usually perform a variety of duties that require a general knowledge of the law. The course work in FTC’s Paralegal Studies includes a diverse range of legal studies, from criminal to civil and family law.
Career Ready in the Shortest Time – The FTC Advantage
Small Class Sizes – You’ll receive personal, one-on-one attention from our experienced instructors, so you get the support you need to master material quickly. Our instructors have experience in the legal field, so they know just what you’ll need to succeed in the professional setting.
Flexible Class Schedules
At Florida Technical College we appreciate the needs of our students. Many FTC students have jobs and families to look after while they go to school. To accommodate the individual needs of our students, flexible Day and Evening classes are available.
Career Services: Assistance to Land a Great Job
Career placement assistance and services are available to our students from admission through graduation and beyond. You’ll receive ongoing career services from our instructors, administrative staff and Career Assistance office. Career Services helps you to bridge the gap between school and the professional world by providing the skills and training needed to find the right job and build a rewarding career. You’ll make a smooth transition from student to working professional backed by the dedicated Career Services team at Florida Technical College.
Find Out More
Explore if becoming a Paralegal is right for you. Fill out the form on the left side of the page to receive career and program info or call the campus nearest you to speak with a knowledgeable Florida Technical College Admissions Representative.
- LAKELAND: 888-904-1781
- DELAND: 888-906-6869
- ORLANDO: 888-574-2082
- KISSIMMEE: 888-906-5730
- PEMBROKE PINES: 888-779-2572
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