Paralegal certificate programs, intended for those who already hold a college degree, vary more widely depending on prior education and the intensity of the program. (See a list of recommended programs here.) Schools typically offer more skill-based subjects geared for maximum value in a real-world work setting, rather than theory-based classes.
Some of these subjects are:
- Torts & Personal Injury
- Professional Responsibility & Legal Ethics
- Legal Research, Writing & Civil Litigation
- Criminal Law
- Real Property
- Wills, Trusts & Estates
- Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
- Business Law & Bankruptcy
- Constitutional Law & Criminal Procedure
- Domestic Relations
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Paralegal Certificate Programs Enrolling Now
At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.
We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.
Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.
The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.