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With a projected growth that’s much faster-than-average, paralegal employment opportunities are at their prime. That’s why InterCoast offers a Paralegal Certificate Program that you can complete within one year!

During a 10-year span from 2008-2018, occupations of paralegals are expected to soar to 104,000 individual job openings, as an expanding population will increasingly require legal services.* Those that act now, gaining the proper education necessary, may effectively assist employers in the offices of:

  • Private law firms
  • Public defenders
  • Attorney generals
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Legal aid organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Community organizations
  • Banks
  • And more!

Within these legal organizations, you can use the paralegal education and training received at InterCoast in many different areas of the law: litigation, personal injury, corporate and criminal law, real estate, labor law, bankruptcy, immigration, and family law.

Ultimately, the well-educated and trained paralegal can earn a salary, possible bonuses, overtime pay, vacation, paid sick leave, a savings plan, life insurance, personal paid time off, dental in surance, and reimbursement for continuing legal education.*

When can I expect to finish my Paralegal Studies?

For over 35 years, InterCoast has been helping career-focused individuals achieve their educational goals in the shortest time possible.

For those paralegal students who actively pursue their education with consistent effort and application, passing the mandatory requirements for graduation, a well-deserved diploma will be presented in a mere 50 weeks or 900 hours. Be sure to check out the positive data below for graduation success rates in paralegal studies.


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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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