About this course
The Paralegal Technology program prepares individuals to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Someone who enjoys conducting research, solving problems, and communicating the results has good potential as a paralegal. Paralegals are employed by private law firms, financial institutions, courts, prosecutors’ offices, legal aid societies, public defenders’ programs and corporate law offices.
Clark State cooperates with Sinclair Community College in offering the nonparalegal courses for this AAS degree program. Students can take classes at Clark State concurrently with the Sinclair paralegal courses if they wish to complete the degree within a two-year time frame, or they can complete the nonparalegal courses at Clark State first and then transfer to Sinclair to complete the program.
Students are cautioned that once they begin the paralegal courses at Sinclair, it will still take two years to sequence through the paralegal courses. By taking course work at Clark State, students are able to minimize commuting time.The Paralegal Program at Sinclair is a limited-enrollment program and students must be accepted into the program before beginning paralegal courses. Students should contact the Dean of Business and Applied Technologies for information on applying to Sinclair’s Paralegal Program and for academic advising while enrolled at Clark State. Completion of the Paralegal Program does not authorize a graduate to practice law as an attorney.
The 32 credit hours at Clark State can be completed by a full-time student within one year provided he or she has few or no college preparatory requirements.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The applicant must attain a score of at least 61 on the Internet-based test or 500 on the paper-based test. Applicants applying from abroad must submit an official TOEFL score report to the College. The TOEFL code for Clark State Community College is 1127.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The applicant must attain an overall IELTS Band Score of 5.0 or better.
- Official transcripts from a previous U.S. college or university showing a grade C or better in college/university level English courses. This does not include English as a Second Language. Official college or university transcripts must be sent directly to Clark State in a sealed envelope