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What will I learn?

The Paralegal Studies Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career as a paralegal.

The paralegal is one of the lawyer’s most valuable resources, performing substantive legal work delegated and supervised by the lawyer—including assisting with trial preparation and real estate closings, drafting legal documents and performing research. Through Valencia College’s A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies, students will develop a strong background in areas such as civil litigation, real property, business organizations, legal research and legal technology. Paralegal students will also gain an understanding of the ethical framework within which they work and be able to effectively analyze and communicate in these areas.

Specializations Available:

Litigation

Transactional

Learn How To

  • Assist in trial preparation
  • Draft contracts, court pleadings and related documents
  • Maintain corporate records
  • Perform legal research and informal investigations
  • Prepare real estate documents and assist in real estate closings

Job Outlook

Employment for Paralegals is projected to grow much faster than average, as employers try to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of legal services by hiring qualified Paralegals to perform essential support services and complete tasks once done by lawyers. Excellent career opportunities are available in law firms, banks, corporations and government agencies.

Potential Careers

Legal Assistant

Paralegal

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Poinciana Campus

3255 Pleasant Hill Road,

KISSIMMEE,

Florida,

34746, United States

Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

East Campus

701 North Econlockhatchee Trail,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

Florida means easy access to beautiful beaches, sunshine throughout the year, iconic theme parks, top restaurants and excellent shopping amenities.

  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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