Paralegal Diploma Program

Diploma Program - 100% Online

Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies Diploma program provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge in the paralegal/compliance setting and to seek entry-level employment as paralegals in law offices and government agencies. The course work addresses the broad scope of current legal areas as well as principles of U.S. law, legal terminology and documentation, legal software, reasoning, research, writing skill development and professional standard and ethics.

  • Accurately create and editing legal and other documents.
  • Identify and analyze legal and ethical issues presented within a law office setting.
  • Apply information literacy, research, and critical thinking skills to areas of paralegal practice.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Paralegals is projected to grow 14% in the US from 2021 to 2031.1 

About 45,800 openings for paralegals and legal assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.2


Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Program Length: 10 months
  • Credits: 60

Career Options

  • Defense Law Firms
  • Corporate Law Firms
  • International Law Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Banks & Financial Institutions

A.A.S. Degree

After you complete the Paralegal Studies Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Paralegal Studies Associate Degree completion program. That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree.


What You Will Learn

  • Understanding fundamental computer software programs related to the legal field.
  • Law office terminology and typical procedural edict.
  • Legal research and writing techniques.
  • Civil litigation, torts, probate, criminal and family law basics.
  • Mock depositions to sharpen skills and become familiar with the courtroom environment.


The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.


Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"Having never attended college before, it was intimidating at first." says Angela. "However, I wanted to pursue my passion and that driving force is what ultimately solidified my decision to start my education."

Angela Hamilton

2023 Graduate, Paralegal AAS

2, retrieved on 4/17/2023.