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Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program - Northampton Community College

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Paralegal Program Information

Northampton Community College
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Tel: 610.861.4546
Fax: 610.861.4127

Associate of Applied Science


Northampton Community College founded in 1967, offers high school graduates as well as adult learners a variety of programs. Most classes are offered during evening and on weekends too apart from the regular daytime classes. It offers more than 100 transfer and career programs leading to associates degrees, certificates, and diplomas. It has about 1,200 full- and part-time employees and serves nearly 300,000 students.

Northampton Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal studies that is ABA approved. The institution also has articulation agreements with two colleges; Peirce College, Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA which ensures that students may pursue a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies.

Students are taught by faculty who are professionally qualified with many years of experience and who are currently practicing. Students have to undergo a compulsory internship program at a private law firm, corporate legal office, or governmental law office.

The curriculum includes programs such as:

Speech Communication

English I

Keyboarding I

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Real Estate Law

English II

Word Processing Applications

Law Office Procedures

Litigation Practice and Procedure

Paralegal Elective

General Education Elective

Accounting For Non-Accountants or Financial Accounting I

Microsoft Office Software Applications

Legal Research and Writing,

Paralegal Elective

Mathematics or Science Elective


Social Science Elective


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