Paralegal Program at Houston Community College System

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Paralegal Program

The paralegal degree program at Houston Community College System teaches students to perform legal research, as well as drafting, investigatory record-keeping, and other administrative functions related to the legal system. Students who graduate the program will perform these functions under the supervision of an attorney or in a court and will gain instruction from the program in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and other legal specializations. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer paralegal program.

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Students Enrolled in the Paralegal Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Houston Community College System has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2014)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate15
Less Than Two-Year Award9
Associate's Degree40

Students by Gender (2014)

 Graduates
Male10
Female54

Students by Race (2014)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black19
Hispanic20
White14
Unknown4

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Paralegal program at Houston Community College System, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Description

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, paralegals and legal assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.3% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
    • Total Employment: 4,760
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.81
    • Average Annual Salary: $59,930

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Description

Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, title examiners, abstractors, and searchers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.4% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
    • Total Employment: 1,880
    • Average Hourly Rate: $35.61
    • Average Annual Salary: $74,060

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Paralegal Programs in Texas

Paralegal programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Center for Advanced Legal Studies

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 100 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A,B)

San Jacinto College

Pasadena, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

ITT Technical Institute - Houston North

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

University of Houston - Clear Lake

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (B)

ITT Technical Institute - Webster

Webster, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Lee College

Baytown, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Alvin Community College

Alvin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)
  • Court Reporting (C,A)

Lone Star College - Montgomery

The Woodlands, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 65 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Wharton County Junior College

Wharton, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Port Arthur, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

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