Degree and Certificate

Degree Program

The Paralegal Studies Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree prepares students for careers in a variety of legal areas, including litigation, corporate, real estate and insurance. In addition to classroom requirements, a practicum provides students with real-world experience.

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Certificate Program

This post-degree certificate is available to students who have earned an associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) or higher. The certificate prepares students for work in a variety of legal areas, including litigation, corporate, real estate and insurance.

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Contact Information

Sally N. Fairbank, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1471A, (630) 942-2955

Monica Miller, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1008
(630) 942-3074

Bev Carlson, Program Advising
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1443, (630) 942-2140

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

ABA Approved

College of DuPage
Paralegal Studies Program
ABA-approved since 2010
Re-approved in 2013


  • Spotlight: Kaitlyn Heimann

    Kaitlyn HeimannParalegal Studies

    I chose College of DuPage because the school has a very supportive and active roll in student success. COD had a welcoming environment and I felt comfortable when on campus. Through all the Paralegal Club events and meeting guest speakers, it gave me a good sense of what I really want out of a career and the person I need to be to achieve that. I found a really supportive group of people. All of the teachers are amazing, and they really take an interest in your work.

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  • Spotlight: Leena Oudin

    Leena OudinParalegal Studies

    “I had some wonderful professors who provided real-world scenarios and lessons that helped prepare me for the workforce. Many classes have paralegals come in as guest speakers, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. They have real-life experience as a paralegal and a different perspective than the attorneys.”

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  • Spotlight: Leticia Lozano

    Dennis AndersParalegal Studies

    “The Paralegal Studies program at COD is highly rated. They guided me through the program and assisted me in finding an internship. I have high regard for COD in preparing graduates by teaching the skills to transition directly into the workforce.”

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