- The Paralegal Program
- Requirements & Application
- Our Instructors
- Contact & Information
The Paralegal Program
The United States Department of Labor has rated the paralegal professional one of the fastest growing professions in the nation.
Our Paralegal Certificate Program adheres to the highest professional curriculum and prepares you to work in law offices, banks, government agencies, corporations and real estate firms. All course are Georgia Law. The program consists of 13 courses. The fee for each course is $229. You pay as you go with the total program cost being $2977. Some courses require books, some do not. Your total book cost for the 13 courses is approximately $1100. Each course meets for three hours one night per week for six weeks. You arrange your own schedule. You can take one to four courses per six week session. The 13 courses must be completed in 36 months. Take two courses each session and graduate in approximately twelve months.
Each course is taught in a classroom setting allowing for interaction with the instructor and other students. Students receive hands on research experience at the Cobb County Law Library, tour the Cobb County Court House, visit a courtroom, do a title search in Cobb County and enjoy enlightening and entertaining guest speakers.
Law firms call us regularly with job and internship openings. We email the information to current students and recent graduates. Qualified applicants contact the employers directly. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list once you begin the Paralegal Certificate Program. The postings are for classroom students only as the positions are for Georgia Law trained paralegals and students
Required Courses NEW! Day Classes Start January 2014!
*Note: Paralegal Certificate candidates may enroll in the above courses in any order.
*Note: 5% discount to Paralegal Certificate candidates on all electives listed above. Candidates must register by phone to receive the discount (770.423.6765).
Requirements and Application
- High school diploma or GED
- Basic computer & internet skills
- The program consists of 13 required courses. Please see the Classes tab for a listing of courses.
- You progress at your own pace. You can take one to four courses each session. We recommend that you take two courses per quarter, which would allow you to complete the program in approximately 12 months.
- 80% attendance required (one absence per course)
- Minimum grade of 70% in each course
You will need computer access (PC, not MAC) outside of your work and lab/classroom as you will be required to download software. You will also need a printer, Internet access and a flash drive to complete your courses. Look at the course information then print out the scheduling calendars and plan your course of study. Register online or call 770-423-6765. Should you have any questions or need assistance concerning the program, call Jennifer Henderson, Program Manager, 770-499-3371 or Helen Pelley at 770-423-6295.
To get started on your Paralegal career, complete the Skills Assessment and application.
Textbooks are required for most courses. Check the individual course descriptions for book titles. Books may be purchased at the KSU Center bookstore. For information about the pricing of books, check the University Bookstore website.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of all 13 courses, students may request their certificate. Students are invited to attend graduation in June or December.
Sessions are held at the KSU Center in January and July. This is a time to learn about the program, meet the instructors and view the textbooks. There is no cost for this information session.
Costs are $229 per course, or $2977 total plus books. The total book cost is approximately $1100.
Ethical Conduct Policy
Students must do their own work. Cheating is not permitted and will result in dismissal without a refund.
Frequently Asked Questions