Paralegal courses offered at CCCC

Students interested in legal careers have several online paralegal courses to choose from at Cerro Coso Community College.

PARA C101 (50824) Introduction to Paralegal Studies Online has openings this summer. This course introduces students to the field of paralegal studies and examines the role of the paralegal in the legal profession. Students complete practical exercises designed to acquaint them with the varied procedures carried out by paralegals in a typical law practice. Research and case analysis are used to familiarize the student with the various types of law and legal documents. Another sections of the course (72792) is being offered online in the fall.

This fall the college is also offering Paralegal Studies courses online including: PARA C112 Legal Research and Writing I (72795), PARA C140 Civil Litigation and Procedure II, PARA C240 – Criminal Law and Procedure (72798), and PARA C260 – Personal Injury and Tort Litigation (72799). Consult the college schedule at for complete information on these classes and more.

“If you enjoy a fast-paced environment, there are many aspects of the paralegal profession that may interest you,” said a spokesperson. “The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15 percent employment growth for paralegals between 2016 and 2026, and the 2017 median annual wage for paralegals was $50,410.

“You can earn your Certificate and/or your AS Degree in Paralegal Studies while studying online at Cerro Coso.”

Enrollment is now open for fall and summer courses. For information call 760-384-6219.

Story First Published: 2018-05-25