Interested in a career in law? San Joaquin Delta College’s Paralegal/Legal Assistant program is an excellent starting point.
All program courses can be completed online, on your own time, from the comfort of your own home!
Law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies hire paralegals/legal assistants to perform a wide variety of tasks under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney. For example, paralegals investigate cases, interview witnesses and draft documents such as wills, contracts and court papers. As a result, paralegals must be proficient in computer skills, legal terminology and legal procedures.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
San Joaquin Delta College offers an excellent program at extremely affordable prices. Two-thirds of students receive free tuition, and many other forms of financial aid and support services are available to help you in your journey.