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Paralegal Career Pathway


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Paralegal Career Pathway

Are you considering a career in law after you have graduated high school? Paralegals are well-respected professionals who play a critical role on the legal team and the demand for paralegals is growing fast! USCI’s paralegal career pathway will give you the opportunity to explore the career of a paralegal as well as learn the fundamentals all while working towards your online high school diploma.

USCI students in our paralegal career pathway program have the opportunity to explore if they would like a career as a paralegal. After graduation if a paralegal career pathway program student decides they would like to continue their education and become a paralegal they can apply the credits earned to U.S. Career Institute's paralegal certificate program.

Expected Paralegal Career Pathway Outcomes

Students who complete USCI online high school diploma paired with the paralegal career pathway will receive their high school diploma and understand the fundamentals of a career as a paralegal. Students can also expect to be able to define legal terms, processes, and documents related to criminal and civil law as well as be able to explain moral issues, ethics, and laws that affect business.

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Paralegal Career Pathway Course Requirements

Students enrolled in USCI’s paralegal career pathway will be required to meet the general high school requirements, in addition students will complete 4 paralegal elective credits as part of their 24 credits to graduate.

Course Code: Course Name: Credits:
PL001 Paralegals and the Legal System 0.5
PL002 Legal Research 0.5
SN005 Civics 1B 0.5
BU005 Business Law 0.5
CD003 Career Preparedness 0.5
CD001 Career Development Strategies 1 0.5
CD002 Career Development Strategies 2 0.5
CD001 Introduction to Speech 0.5

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