For many prospective students the decision of a major area of study can be quite daunting. After all it is difficult to know if a particular program will be a proper fit without knowledge of the industry/ hands on experience.
For the first time, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest will offer PARA 101, a 16 week Introduction to Paralegal Studies this Fall. The new course will discuss the different Paralegal Associations and the potential jobs and necessary skills needed in the industry such as: legal research and interviewing and legal writing. PARA 101 will be offered as follows: on Tuesdays from 11am to 1:45pm at the Michigan City campus, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 2:45pm or Mondays from 6pm to 8:45pm at the Valparaiso campus.
The Paralegal Program at Ivy Tech prides itself on upholding a high standard for the curriculum. To ensure this standard is not only met but exceeded, the program covers many substantive areas of law and engages the students in an environment where they receive practical skills. The overall goal is to give students the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful as entry level paralegals working under the supervision of lawyers. Students and graduates of the Paralegal Program will be able to: practice as a legal assistant or paralegal in either the private or public sector, apply ethical reasoning, communicate effectively in written and oral forms, perform legal research, and demonstrate critical and creative thinking.
There is also ample support to help ensure a successful transfer to a four year institution for those students who would like to continue their studies upon completing their Ivy Tech program.
Fall 2014 registration began March 15. For more information please contact Nicole Fech, Paralegal Program Chair, at 219-464-8514 Ext. 3041 or visit ivytech.edu/paralegal-studies/index.html.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
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