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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
A paralegal student poses for a photo in a suit in a Pima West campus courtyard


Are you looking for a fast-paced, challenging career? Do you like to help others? Do you want a profession with high job satisfaction? If your answer is yes to even one of these questions, working in the legal field as a paralegal could be the career for you!

Paralegals are indispensable to attorneys and are often considered the attorney’s “right hand.” As a paralegal, you must work under the supervision of a licensed attorney and may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Pima’s Paralegal degree and post-degree-certificate can prepare you to be a paralegal in two years or less. 


This program is approved by the American Bar Association. As a paralegal, you must work under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

You have the option to schedule both day and evening classes in a traditional classroom environment, as well as a variety of asynchronous online classes and blended/hybrid and remote synchronous instruction.

A minimum of nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses must be taken through synchronous instruction.

Job Growth

The job growth for paralegals from 2016-2026 is above the average for all jobs at 21%.
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Do you have a bachelor's degree, a graduate degree or an associate degree which is designed to transfer to a university? This will help determine which program option (Post Degree Certificate or AAS) we should send you information about.

To find out more about the Paralegal program, call 520.206.7182 or fill out the form below:







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Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7182
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ABA American Bar Association  - ABA Approved Paralegal Program
Jenny Staskey
“That's what I like about the college, that you get people (faculty) who are practitioners.”
Jenny Staskey
Legal Paraprofessional
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