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Paralegals work in a variety of law office settings including law firms, government agencies, corporations and legal aid offices.

Courses in the program are taught by attorneys and practicing paralegals. graduation requirements include a field internship course. A students who graduates from the program is qualified as a paralegal under California Business and Professions Code Section 6450.

The FCC Paralegal program has been recognized as one of the top 100 programs in the nation; and was one of the first college programs to establish a chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), a national honor society recognizing outstanding paralegal students.



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For more information about the Associate Degree and Certificate in Paralegal, please contact the Business Division Counselor at 559.442.8200 ext. 8787.

Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes

The Fresno City College Student Paralegal Association provides a forum for all of the students in the Fresno City College Paralegal Program to:

  • Enhance our learning experience through association-sponsored seminars and presentations,
  • Meet prospective employers and colleagues in the local legal community at social gatherings,
  • Participate in fund-raising and benefits
  • Get to know one another.

Our members benefit from seminars hosted by SPA, a California State Bar-approved provider; a newsletter;, and tutoring assistance for paralegal students. Students of the paralegal program are also welcome to attend SPA Meetings, and to join the Fresno Paralegal Association (FPA) at a special student rate. You will enjoy getting to know your fellow students as you work towards earning your certificate or degree.

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