School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability

SFCC’s paralegal Studies Program lays the groundwork for a brilliant career in a law office. Courses include introduction to American law and the paralegal profession, legal research and writing, the practice and procedure of torts, and many others. You can also undertake a 16-week internship to gain experience in an exemplary law firm in Santa Fe.

A career as a paralegal might be right for you if you have an interest in research and enjoy an intellectual challenge. The associate in applied science program is a two-year program that will get you ready to work side by side with lawyers in a variety of settings, including private law firms, government agencies, corporations and other professional businesses.

The certificate program is designed to get you to work quickly. With a Certificate or Associate in Applied Science in paralegal studies, you’ll be eligible to work under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney and assist in many aspects of the litigation process.

Career Opportunities

  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Court clerk or staff
  • Government agency staff
  • Legal secretary
  • Private law firm
  • Judiciary support

Degrees or Certificates