Education Requirements

The InterCoast online paralegal school or paralegal certificate program available on campus is devoted to staying abreast of the many day-to-day changes in the legal field. We take pride in being able to offer you the exact educational courses that will enable you to make a difference in the legal profession, prepare for certification testing, and be the best employee you can be.

Today’s busy adult requires more options, and that gives InterCoast ample reason to respond. You can attend class at one of our many convenient locations during the week in the morning, afternoon or evenings some classes are even offered during weekends. Now with the additional choice of Online Paralegal Education, you can work on obtaining your certificate through the Internet at your own pace, anytime, day or night.

To top it off, evidence shows that with small student-teacher ratios, you will be taught more thoroughly and be better trained to meet the highest expectations of future employers. When you decide to let us point the way, your success as a Paralegal Specialist could be waiting right around the corner!

Caring Instructors

The InterCoast faculty is comprised of experienced industry veterans who possess superior job-related knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in teaching. They are sensitive to your needs as a student and concerned for your progress. You will work with the most current resource materials inside an atmosphere conducive to learning all in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Now it can be that much easier to obtain success in your Paralegal courses.

What specific Paralegal Certificate Courses are required?

InterCoast has you in mind with its outlined paralegal courses. They take clock hours into account, as well as credit hours, so you can maximize your education efforts. Out in the field, you’ll find the classes you’ve completed match the career specifications, and that you are sufficiently prepared for the challenging and rewarding work that lies ahead.

Title Total Clock Hours Credit
Professional Development 90 4
Microsoft Office 90 4
Contracts 30 2
Money, Credit & Employment Law 30 2
Business Organizations 30 2
Customer Service 30 2
Business Communications 30 2
Writing Business Messages 30 1
Wills & Trusts / Bankruptcy Law 90 5
Civil Procedures & Litigation / Torts 90 5
Property Law 90 5
Legal Research & Writing 90 5
Immigration Law / Family Law 90 6
Criminal Law & Procedure 90 5
TOTALS 900 50

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11.

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InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

The central mission of InterCoast Colleges is to provide associates degrees and certificate programs for careers in allied health, business, and skilled trade industries and prepare students to meet employer expectations for entry level employment. InterCoast strives to support a culturally diverse learning environment for its students.


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