Center for Workforce Development Offers Paralegal Certificate Course

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Feb. 15, 2016) - - - Beginning April 1, Columbia State Community College’s Center for Workforce Development will offer a “Paralegal Certificate” course at its Columbia Campus. The course is available for area residents interested in pursuing a career as a paralegal.

The “Paralegal Certificate” course is designed to prepare students for the job market in the legal industry and give them the knowledge and skills needed to begin their career as quickly as possible. 

Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.

Classes will take place Fridays from 5:30 – 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through May 21.

The cost for this course is $1,289. Textbooks are not included in the cost of this course. Registration closes March 22, so register now. Limited seats are available.

The class will meet in Room 119 of the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike.

For full course description, additional information, and to register for this or other continuing education courses through Columbia State’s Center for Workforce Development, please call (931) 540-2659 or visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Workforce-Development.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.

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