Advanced Technical Certificate Paralegal/Legal Assisting

The Paralegal/Legal Assisting Advanced Technical certificate is designed to enable students who already hold any college degree (other than the legal assisting A.S. degree) to take paralegal training at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and qualify to take the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certification Examination (CLA/CP) exam. It further prepares those students for work of a legal nature in law offices, corporations or government agencies.

Program Manager: Dr. Suzanne Bechtol
                        Tel: 941-752-5359

NOTE: A grade of "C" or better must be attained for each course taken for this certificate. It also is recommended that job-seeking students complete SLS 1350 Job Marketing Skills (1 credit).  

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Semester I Semester II Semester III
PLA 1003 PLA 1104² Complete elective 
PLA 2001 PLA 2732³ choices.
PLA 2433 PLA 2303 OR  
(Choose a PLA Course Elective) (Choose a PLA Course Elective) (Choose a PLA Course Elective)
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