The Paralegal Preferred Pro-Certificate is designed for those who already possess an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the profession, or if already employed in the legal field, to enhance their career potential.
The Paralegal Preferred Pro-Certificate program is approximately a one-year program. Legal courses are taught by faculty in the paralegal program who represent various aspects of the field of law and hold a high regard for academic and professional integrity.
The path to achieve a Pro-Certificate in the Paralegal Program
|CU 105||Word I, Excel I||5|
|PLST 106||Legal Document Production||3|
|PLST 150||Paralegal Fundamentals and Ethics||5|
|PLST 151||Legal Research & Writing I||5|
|PLST 152||Intro to Civil Law||5|
|PLST 153||Civil Procedure I||5|
|PLST 154||Computer Applications in the Law||3|
|PLST 156||Criminal Procedure for Paralegals||5|
|PLST 232||Interviewing & Investigations||5|
|PLST 233||Internship I (*Prereq: See Student Internship Manual)||5|
|PLST 239||Transition Planning||1|
|PLST 251||Legal Research & Writing II||3|
|PLST 253||Civil Procedure II||3|
|PLST 149, CU 108||Recommended but not required|
Students must complete 3 credits.
PLST courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
|PLST 221||Family Law||3|
|PLST 222||Probate/Estate Planning||3|
|PLST 223||Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)||3|
|PLST 224||Real Estate Law||3|
|PLST 225||Bankruptcy Law||3|
|PLST 226||Administrative Law||3|
|PLST 228||Employment Law||3|
|PLST 231||Contracts/Commercial Transactions||3|
|PLST 234||Internship II||5|
Get ready to join the exciting career of legal services
An associate degree program designed to prepare students for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant.
Designed for those who already possess an associate or bachelor's degree and wish to enter the legal services profession.
Due to the Washington Supreme Court's recent decision to sunset the Limited License Legal Technician program, as of June 2020 we will no longer admit new students to the Limited License Legal Technician Preparation certificate. The associate's degree and Pro-Certificate options are not impacted and will remain open. All currently enrolled LLLT students may finish the courses at TCC but must contact the Washington State Bar Association at 206-443-9722 and LLLT@wsba.org to determine the necessary steps to complete the licensing requirements by July 31, 2020.