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Paralegal Program at Houston Community College System (HCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 010633
  • Phone: (877) 422-6111

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  • Phone: (713) 718-8500

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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. HCC 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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate14
    Less Than Two-Year Award12
    Associate's Degree25

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male5
    Female46

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black21
    Hispanic18
    White9

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: 5,150
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.23
      • Average Annual Salary: $52,470

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: 1,170
      • Average Hourly Rate: $32.48
      • Average Annual Salary: $67,550

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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San Jacinto College

Pasadena, TX
Type: Community College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
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University of Houston - Clear Lake

Houston, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (B)
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Lee College

Baytown, TX
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
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Alvin Community College

Alvin, TX
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)
  • Court Reporting (C,A)
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Lone Star College - Montgomery

The Woodlands, TX
Type: Community College

49 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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Wharton County Junior College

Wharton, TX
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Port Arthur, TX
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A)
  • Paralegal (A)
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Angelina College

Lufkin, TX
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
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Victoria College

Victoria, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (B)