The Paralegal Certificate Course© and the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course© presented by Sacred Heart University have been offered since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation, and cover all relevant topics and skill sets necessary to work as a paralegal.
The Paralegal Certificate Course© includes lectures on how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, or how to open your own freelance business. This intensive, nationally acclaimed curriculum is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Course topics will include how to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which paralegals are most in demand. Students must pass numerous quizzes and successfully complete several legal document writing assignments. This course is completed in two consecutive seven-week sessions. Students who successfully complete both Paralegal I & II will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University.
The Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course© picks where the Paralegal Certificate Course left off. These substantive law classes provide students with more in-depth coverage of specific topics of law. Each topic is completed in one 7-week online session and students may take a maximum of three topics per session. Students who successfully complete at least six Advanced topics will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University.
Students can benefit from the convenience of these online courses that are accessible any time of day or night, and from any computer with internet access. Students may interact with each other through an online forum, and assignments and exams are emailed to the instructor for grading.