Legal Studies/Paralegal Post Baccalaureate | Western Technical College

Legal Studies/Paralegal Post Baccalaureate

Technical Diploma

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A paralegal or legal assistant is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity to perform specifically designated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

Paralegals are not authorized to practice law. The Post-baccalaureate diploma in paralegal is appropriate for those persons who already have earned a bachelor's degree.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Legal Studies/Paralegal Post Baccalaureate

This program will cost about $4,432* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Legal Administrative Assistant
Court Clerk

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Apply ethical principles in a legal environment
  • Process legal documents
  • Perform legal research
  • Synthesize various sources into a supportable legal conclusion
  • Demonstrate professionalism as a member of a legal team

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Requirements

A bachelor's degree in any field is required for admission to this program.

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Legal Studies/Paralegal Post Baccalaureate

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