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Associate Degree

Paralegal Studies

An affordable path to prepare for entry-level positions in both the public and private sectors of the legal field. This associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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It is the mission of the Paralegal Studies Program at Georgia Military College to prepare students for entry-level positions in both the public and private sectors of the legal community.  The paralegal industry is a growing field with many opportunities for upward mobility.  Moreover, students can begin working in this field with an associate degree.  The main objectives of this program are to educate, train and prepare students to assist attorneys in their daily tasks.  As such, students learn both legal theory and practical legal skills in a student centered environment.   Courses in this program are focused on critical thinking, communication, research, computer and organizational skills. Students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence, professional growth and high ethical standards.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Paralegal Concentration Degree Requirements

Career Paths

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system.
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims.
Lawyers
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

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It is the mission of the Paralegal Studies Program at Georgia Military College to prepare students for entry-level positions in both the public and private sectors of the legal community.  The paralegal industry is a growing field with many opportunities for upward mobility.  Moreover, students can begin working in this field with an associate degree.  The main objectives of this program are to educate, train and prepare students to assist attorneys in their daily tasks.  As such, students learn both legal theory and practical legal skills in a student centered environment.   Courses in this program are focused on critical thinking, communication, research, computer and organizational skills. Students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence, professional growth and high ethical standards.

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Program Benefits

According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the paralegal field will grow 8% from 2014 to 2024.  This means there will be more demand for paralegals.  Currently, the median income for paralegals is $48,810 per year.  Moreover, you only need an associate degree to be competitive in the field.  There is no need for additional education.  However, students may consider this degree as a stepping stone to law school.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:

$13,230 – $14,406

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Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Christy Musgrove, cjames@gmc.edu

Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:
Lynda Lamarre, llamarre@gmc.edu

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Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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