Rowan College at Gloucester County

Paralegal (A.A.S.)

​​​​​​​Description

The Paralegal Program provides students with specialized legal training, enabling them to gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes, perform legal research, assist attorneys in drafting legal documents, and prepare witnesses and evidence for presentation during legal proceedings. Paralegals may not practice law. RCGC's paralegal program has been ABA approved since 1998.​

Program Goals

Program graduates will demonstrate the ability and skill to:

  • Recognize ethical issues that arise in a legal work environment and apply rules of professional conduct to resolve them

  • Apply specialized legal training to enable them to gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes

  • Demonstrate oral and written skills, including drafting legal documents for attorney review

  • Apply basic principles of legal research and analysis

  • Utilize time-management skills, including prioritizing various tasks, to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrate sensitivity in working with diverse groups of people

Admissions

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Students can download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

 

The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
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Download Prog​ram Require​ments​​

 

Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some of students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Mercy College

Students can visit the Career and Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this program successfully will qualify for employment as:

  • Paralegal assistants

  • Legal assistants

  • Compliance officers

  • Title insurance administrative assistants

U.S. News & World Report rates jobs in the legal field in U.S. News' Best 100 Jobs.

Students can visit the CA​P C​enter to discuss career options.​

Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.