Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College is located on Mustang Road in Alvin, Texas. The campus sits just off Highway 35. On one side of the campus there is a Jade Garden Restaurant and a Los Compadres restaurant. There is a Sears Hometown Store located next to the campus as well. The Hillcrest Golf Course is located just down the road from the college campus.

Paralegal Programs Offered

Alvin Community College offers an associate degree program in paralegal studies. The college offers a paralegal certificate program as well. The college and its programs are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Schedule and Requirements

A student can begin the paralegal program during any semester, but first must be admitted to the college. You can contact the admissions office in order to start the process of becoming an Alvin Community College student. Once you are admitted to the college you may register for the appropriate paralegal courses.

The certificate program is designed only for those individuals that have extensive computer, office, and communication experience in the work place or currently have an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. If a student does not have a degree, approval from the department chair is required to begin the certificate program. The certificate program takes approximately one year to complete and consists of 42 credit hours.

The associate of science degree is a four semester program that takes two years to complete. It is made up of paralegal courses, an internship, and general education courses. There are 69 credit hours required for completion of the program.

There are generally high standards set by attorneys for paralegals and for that reason it is required that paralegal students are responsible, mature individuals that will be able to effectively communicate in legal procedures and terminology.

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about the paralegal program offered by Alvin Community College you may contact the school at 281-756-3642 or email the school with your questions at paralegal@alvincollege.edu.