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 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
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.
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.
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.