1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704
(608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754
Program number: 101101
The two-year associate degree Paralegal program will prepare you for highly responsible entry-level positions as paralegals. You will take courses that provide you with the basic competencies to begin a career as a paralegal. These competencies include:
The subjects you will cover in the core coursework include:
You must complete at least ten semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction.
Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified by education to be employed by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity to perform specifically-designated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law.
The Paralegal program will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.
Students in the Paralegal program can attend full or part time.
Paralegal classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
This program is not offered online.
View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.
Madison College Paralegal Program graduates are prepared to:
Madison Area Technical College offers the only ABA Approved Paralegal Program in Madison, WI.
Earning your associate degree in Paralegal at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:
If you're interested in a career in Paralegal, you'll want to look closely at career data:
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