The University of Central Missouri Paralegal Certificate Course is an intensive, nationally recognized certificate program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. The course is offered in an instructor-led, online environment. The demand for paralegals over the next five years is estimated at 1,408. Median pay for paralegals is approximately $50,410, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Online, instructor-led course lasting 14 weeks (two seven-week sessions)
|90 hours||18 years of age or older, high school diploma or GED equivalent|
Students receive comprehensive training on interviewing witnesses, investigating complex fact patterns, researching the law, preparing legal documents and assisting in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.