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Program Description

Train in a Fast Growing Legal Field

We, at Vance-Granville Community College, know you are busy.  We are dedicated to preparing students like you for the careers of tomorrow. That is why we designed our program with evening, online, and hybrid classes, a combination of in-class and online instruction, for busy individuals.  You will receive instruction from professionals who have worked in the legal field and truly understand the legal culture.

VGCC paralegal program prepares its graduates to work in demanding legal environments by providing them the cognitive knowledge and practical skills that is demanded in the legal field such as: writing and speaking clearly, concisely, and effectively, conducting research and presenting the results, analyzing legal issues, problem-solving, working individually and in teams, operating professionally and ethically, protecting client confidences, and avoiding conflicts of interest among them.

Program courses bridge the gap between the theoretical study of law with practical applications of communication, analysis, ethics, and legal technology. Courses are designed to ensure they are relevant and include internship opportunities (Work-Based Learning). Graduates of the 2-year AAS Degree or Diploma program* may apply to take the certification examination offered by the North Carolina State Bar.

*Diploma candidates must possess a minimum of a 2-year degree to qualify to take the NC State Bar Paralegal Certification.
Paralegals cannot give legal advice

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 debnamm@vgcc.edu  or 252-738-3619
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