If you’re looking for comprehensive paralegal training that will fit into your busy life, consider the online Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Paralegal from Broadview University. This online associate degree program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to assist attorneys as a paralegal. Broadview’s national accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) means you’ll have an associate degree that has value—in the workplace or if you continue your education.
With Broadview University’s CareerPath initiative, you’ll save up to 25% on tuition! Through this innovative initiative we offer many courses in six-week sessions so you can take courses full-time while concentrating on fewer subjects at once. By taking classes full-time, year-round, you can earn your online paralegal associate degree in less than 21 months.
This degree will prepare you for paralegal careers in a variety of professional settings. Thanks to Broadview’s outstanding reputation and more than 40 years in the local community, graduates* of this program have gone on to positions at:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
Your online courses will be taught by expert faculty, including lawyers and other legal professionals, who bring real-world experience to you. This online associate degree program was developed with input from local legal professionals so you’ll be prepared for paralegal jobs in Utah, Idaho, and beyond. You’ll learn a variety of skills you can use, from legal writing to communication to interpersonal relations. Your online paralegal courses include:
Before you start your online associate degree program, you can take our online learning orientation. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use our online system and give you the guidance and confidence you need to succeed as an online learner. Our Service Desk will be there to assist you with any technological issues—seven days a week—via phone and email.
Through CampusConnect, you’ll access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and classmates. Through LibraryConnect, our virtual library, you’ll be able to connect to librarians and access our large collection of reference materials, e-books, databases and journals.
This is a concentrated study of terminology used in the legal process. Students learn the proper use of legal terminology through reading and practice. Legal terms are spelled, defined and applied to real situations that occur in the legal field.
This course prepares students to perform paralegal support functions in personal injury and other tort litigation. Students learn underlying social policies, elements and defenses for actions in negligence, intentional tort and strict liability cases. They also learn how to analyze potential liability in a wide number of factual situations.
This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge needed by a paralegal to assist an attorney in the litigation process. Students learn to draft various discovery documents used in litigation.