Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies

Riverside City College
1.5 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies

This program prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigatory activities, record-keeping and related Paralegal administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney in a law firm, public or private entity, and/or within a courtroom setting. This includes instruction in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

Level I Courses:

  • Business Law I
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Research and Computer Applications
  • Civil Litigation and Procedures I
  • Word Processing: Microsoft Word for Windows
  • Word Processing: WordPerfect for Windows

Level II Courses:

  • Business Law II
  • Legal Ethics
  • Law Office Policies, Procedures and Ethics
  • Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Civil Litigation and Procedures II
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Internship Project
  • Bankruptcy Law and Procedures
  • Estate Planning and Probate Procedures
  • Family Law and Procedures
  • Trial Practice Preparation and Procedures
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tution fees: $394 per unit for international students.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Produce written legal documents involved in litigation. Utilize electronic resources to research law and apply it to a given set of facts.
  • Utilize appropriate judicial council pleading forms to produce documents required for pursuing and defending a lawsuit.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of discovery tools and their functions as they relate to trial.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior of paralegals relevant to the attorney/ client relationship.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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