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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program - Horry-Georgetown Technical College

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Paralegal Program Information

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program
743 Hemlock Avenue
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Tel: 843.477.2006
Fax: 843.477.0775

Associate Degree, Certificate Program


Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a two-year community college that offers nearly 60 associate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs as well as several work force development and continuing education programs. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the South Carolina Technical College System.

It offers an Associate Degree [requires 69 credit hours] and post-degree Certificate [requires 39 credit hours] in Paralegal studies. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal program offered at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is approved by the American Bar Association. The students are prepared to work under the direct supervision of an attorney and are trained with the necessary skill sets such as conduct documentary and legal research, draft legal documents etc. Successful graduates may seek employment in private law firms and corporate legal departments. They may also find job opportunities in banks, insurance companies, the court systems, and governmental agencies.

The curriculum for the certificate program includes Torts, Business Law I, Introduction to Law and Ethics, Civil Litigation I, Criminal Law, Legal Bibliography, Property Law, Real Estate Law I, Civil Litigation II, Family Law, Legal Writing, Law Office Management, or Law Practice Workshop, Wills, Trusts and Probate.

The curriculum for the Associate Degree program include English Composition I, American History: Disc. to 1877, or American History: 1877 to Present, Torts, Introduction to Law and Ethics, Civil Litigation I, Intro to Computers, English Composition II, Legal Bibliography, Property Law, Elective, Family Law, Legal Writing, Wills, Trusts and Probate, Business Law I, Civil Litigation II, General Psychology, Public Speaking, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law I, Law Office Management, Law Practice Workshop (Internship), College Algebra, or Probability & Statistics, and American Government.


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