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Brian McCully
Department Chair

Paralegal Studies

The Fresno City College Paralegal Studies Program is a challenging and dynamic program designed for the individual interested in working in the legal field as a paralegal. Recent labor surveys project significant growth in the paralegal field. Paralegals work in a variety of law office settings including: law firms, government agencies, corporations, legal aid offices, etc.

The program provides both a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Science Degree option. The 37 unit program consists of a common core curriculum of 31 units plus 6 elective units. Completion of the program qualifies the graduate as a paralegal under Business and Professions Code Section 6450. Courses in the program are taught by attorneys or practicing paralegals. The curriculum stresses both skills learning and the latest law office technology. The program requires a student to complete a 300 hour internship which provides the student to obtain hands-on experience in a local law office.

Student Paralegal Association
The Student Paralegal Association (SPA) is a campus organization consisting of paralegal students. It is one of the largest and most active student organizations on the FCC campus. The organization conducts a number of educational as well as social activities throughout the school year. It also periodically publishes a newsletter which it distributes to paralegal students.

PARALEGAL – Major #2550

Real Estate

The Real Estate Program at Fresno City College is designed for those individuals desiring employment in the real estate field. The program provides both a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Science Degree option. The program consists of 22 units of common core courses. There are three options available in the program. These are: Broker/Sales Option, Escrow Option, or Housing Management Option. The various courses in the program are taught by real estate professionals actively working in the real estate industry.


ESCROW OPTION – Major #2310


Last updated: 6/6/2008 1:35:42 PM