Paralegal
 

Bringing Order to the Legal World.

Paralegals increase the efficiency of a legal firm by performing various tasks like legal research, drafting documents, and maintaining client records. They often help lawyers prepare for hearings, trials, and meetings. To excel in the legal field, paralegals need to have an eye for detail, be skilled organizers, and be able to work on a team. During the 16-month Paralegal program at Hickey College, you can learn important skills and legal concepts, including:

  • Commercial, Real Estate, Family, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Law
  • Civil Procedures
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting contracts

The 16-month program is designed so you spend the majority of your time learning skills directly related to your career in the legal world. You will also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you can practice what you’ve learned while making valuable legal contacts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

At Hickey College, our paralegal faculty has worked in the legal field and they bring their legal experience to the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.

During the 16-month Paralegal program, you will also have the opportunity to complete an externship. This is a great way to enhance your skills and enhance future job opportunities.

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With Hickey College's 16-month Paralegal program, you will learn about:

  • Legal terminology
  • Legal research skills
  • Courtroom rocedures
  • Areas of the law including criminal, civil, real estate, and family law
 

CAREERS

As a Hickey College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. 21

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Hickey College graduates work for:

  • Private law offices
  • Legal services
 

CURRICULUM

Hickey College offers a 16-month associate degree program in Paralegal Studies. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Paralegal career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800-777-1544 or fill out our information request form.  

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
  • CONTRACTS
  • CIVIL PROCEDURE
  • LEGAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL WRITING I
  • LEGAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL WRITING II
  • BANKRUPTCY LAW
  • BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
  • LITIGATION
  • LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
  • ETHICS
  • CLIENT INTERVIEW AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • TORT LAW
  • REAL ESTATE LAW
  • ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION
  • DOMESTIC RELATIONS/FAMILY LAW
  • CRIMINAL LAW
  • LEGAL EXTERNSHIP
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Hickey College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

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Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Deposit $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,200
Residence Fee Per Semester $2,980
*Associate Degree program is 4 semesters 
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date. 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION


 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.hickeycollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Transfer Committee to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Hickey College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were ”C” or better. 

Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Hickey College. Because programs at Hickey College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Hickey College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Hickey College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Hickey College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Hickey College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

 A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Hickey College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 

 

GET STARTED

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Hickey College student is like!

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As a Hickey College Paralegal student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 16 months
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!