With South College’s Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program in Asheville, you can learn how to be a paralegal and work to expand career opportunities in legal studies. Earn your Associate of Applied Science in Legal Studies at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career, today!
24 months (full-time)
Available for qualified applicants
Earn your Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies in Asheville!
American Bar Association (ABA) Approved Legal Studies Program
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like South and others—is available. To learn more about the financial aid options for pursuit of our paralegal studies programs, contact a member of our admissions team today.
Paralegal work is challenging, interesting, and fulfilling. At South College, our paralegal courses can teach you the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of jobs in the legal field. Graduates of the paralegal studies associate degree program at South College embark on career searches in both public and private settings, including real estate and title companies, bank and trust agencies, law firms, and judicial offices. Job options may include certified paralegal, legal assistant, law clerk, court clerk, legal analyst, and real estate closer. In addition to earning a paralegal studies associate degree, you can take additional classes at South College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in legal studies.
Paralegals serve a vital role in a law setting. They’re critical thinkers, careful planners, and diligent researchers. There’s no better time than now to earn your Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies degree from South College and begin pursuing a rewarding career in the legal field.
If you’re looking for paralegal programs near you in Asheville, our paralegal classes will immerse you in criminal law, civil litigation, torts and remedies, and business law. Our American Bar Association (ABA) approved associate program focuses on legal theory, application and critical thinking and includes field trips, guest speakers, and a supervised internship with 120 hours of hands-on training in a legal setting.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. South College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The South College Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program offered at the Asheville campus is approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals (321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4778, www.americanbar.org) and is a North Carolina Bar Qualified Program. Graduates who successfully complete the optional state examination may apply to become North Carolina Bar Certified Paralegals (North Carolina State Bar, 208 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601; (919) 828-4620; www.nccertifiedparalegal.org.