MCC and IVG are closed Tuesday, Aug. 11

Due to power outage and storm clean-up, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Grinnell, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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Paralegals, also called Legal Assistants, provide invaluable help to lawyers by doing legal research and writing reports that lawyers use to prepare their cases. IVG’s Paralegal program can be completed entirely online. in two semesters. Our instructors are experienced Iowa attorneys who focus on Iowa law, Iowa procedures, and global best practices. Students in the online program participate in an interactive, team-based learning environment similar to that in most law offices and legal departments.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2018 (most recent year for which data is available) median pay for paralegals nationwide was $50,940.

Paralegal Diploma Program

The Paralegal Diploma Program is designed to prepare students for an entry level paralegal position. The program is available completely online and can be completed in two semesters. This program will begin Fall 2020.

General Education Credit Hours
CSC110 Introduction to Computers 3
ECN115 Personal Finance 3
ENG105 Composition I 3
Total 9
Program Requirements Credit Hours
CSC116 Innformation Computing 3
PRL101 Paralegal Studies 3
PRL109 Introduction to Legal Research 1
PRL283 Legal Ethics/Office Management 3
PRL934 Legal Practicum 1
Total 11
Program Electives (must select 6 credits Credit Hours
PRL161 Family Law 3
BUS185 Business Law 3
CRJ130 Criminal Law 3
PRL183 Employment Law 3
Total 6
Total Required Hours 26
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