Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Paralegal Technology program offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. The curriculum of the Paralegal program is in accordance with the American Bar Association’s guidelines and in consultation with local to Northwest Mississippi area legal practitioners. 

The concepts and skills covered in this program include: 

  • common legal specialties
  • real property law
  • family law
  • trust
  • estate law

Graduates of this program should be prepared to find employment as a paralegal in law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate development companies, title insurance firms, and banks. In addition to those settings, graduates of a paralegal program can find employment in environments such as community legal service programs, consumer organizations, federal agencies, state agencies, and local agencies, as well as other organizations who need or provide legal assistance.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Official transcripts from accredited high school or official GED scores. ACT/SAT scores (Adult students can take placement test in lieu of ACT/SAT exams.). Official college transcripts (if applicable).

    School Overview

     

    Established in 1915, Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution of higher education. As part of their mission statement, Northwest Mississippi Community College operates “to provide the students of its eleven-county district and beyond with opportunities for obtaining affordable quality education to meet their diverse needs.”

    The college is approved to award associate's degrees and certificates in career education. Many of these academic programs can be completed fully online.

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