Why Choose Paralegal at PPCC?
PPCC's Paralegal Program will train you to support licensed professionals in preparing for trial - drafting documents and conducting legal research. Jobs as paralegals, legal technicians and legal assistants are high paying and in-demand as legal professions continue to grow. With more advanced degrees beyond PPCC, you could pursue careers as a lawyer, judge, or arbitrator, among others.
Graduates are not authorized to practice law. The Paralegal program provides training perform substantive legal work under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
American Bar Association (ABA) Approved Program
The Paralegal Program at Pikes Peak Community College is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). This approval ensures that the program complies with the high academic standards of the ABA for education and entry into the legal profession.
What do PPCC Paralegal students study?
Students in the Paralegal program learn about the varied aspects of the legal profession, preparing for an entry-level position in the legal field. As a student you will:
- Develop an understanding of the various types of law, including family law, bankruptcy, and criminal law.
- Learn to conduct legal research
- Draft initial legal documents and pleadings
- Assist in preparing trial notebooks.
Classes You Might Take
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.
The Paralegal program accepts transfer credits from students with coursework in legal specialty courses per institutional and state guidelines regarding articulation of college credits. Credit may be granted through transcript reviews. The following are general criteria for transfer institutions and credit being considered for transfer:
- Regional Accreditation
- Similar course content
- Grade of "C" or better
- Must meet Paralegal program requirements
- Earned within the past 15 years
- Only accept credits from other A.B.A. Certified institutions
Credits may also be awarded per PPCC's prior learning assessment process.
Paralegal Leadership Club
The paralegal club is our student community, providing support to students in the paralegal program and an important element in creating momentum for the paralegal program. Through recruitment of paralegal students we can establish a strong voice within the PPCC administration, resulting in opportunities for the aspiring paralegals including the opportunity to volunteer within the legal community.