Program Overview

Paralegal Technology
Degree Level 
Program head 
Debnam, Marque

New Class Format Coming this Fall!

The paralegal program is offering a new class format, a live webinar hybrid class, for Paralegal Classes during Fall 2019.

The class will meet face-to-face at the Franklin Campus approximately two times during the semester and the rest of the classes will be conducted via live webinar on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

For more information please contact Marque Debnam at or 252-738-3619


The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.  The Paralegal Technology program also offers a diploma and certificate to meet the demands in the field.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

"Vance-Granville Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal Technology that is designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the North Carolina State Bar."  Paralegals cannot give legal advice.

For More Information 
Debnam, Marque