Feb 05, 2023  
2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 
2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Paralegal Studies, Post Degree Certificate of Completion

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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

To be accepted into the program, students must have a bachelor’s or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with a prior Associate of Applied Science degree must have at least 18 semester hours of general education coursework and must meet certain requirements for writing and communication skills. A meeting with the program director or HWPS School Advisor is required for individuals entering the Post Degree Paralegal Studies Certificate program.


The Paralegal program prepares students for careers in the legal field. Paralegals are skilled professionals who perform practical legal tasks under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. Responsibilities include interviewing and assisting clients and witnesses, investigation, data analysis, drafting legal documents, research, and case management.


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Special Requirements

Students must have department approval to declare the Post Degree Paralegal Studies Certificate as their major.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Program Requirements

  • Department Approval

Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 36

Program Approved Electives

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