Paralegal Transfer Options to Complete a Four-Year Degree

JCCC's Paralegal program has options for you to complete a four-year college degree.

  • If you want to earn both a four-year college degree and a paralegal certificate JCCC's Paralegal program has options for you. 
  • If you have a two-year associate's degree and a paralegal certificate and want to finish your four-year college degree, JCCC's Paralegal program has options for you.

If you have earned both an associate's degree and a paralegal certificate at JCCC, requiring 64 hours of college credit, you may transfer to one of the five schools listed here to earn a four-year degree. All of the schools listed have transfer or completion agreements with JCCC's Paralegal program and will accept all or most of the 65 credit hours earned through that program. Depending on the college or university selected, you will need to earn 40 to 60 upper-level college credits to receive a bachelor's degree. You must pay the tuition charged by the college or university granting the four-year degree, even if the classes are taught at JCCC.

JCCC's Paralegal Program has partnership agreements with these four-year institutions:

Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, KS
Classes are taken online or via television at the JCCC campus or nearby sites. The university grants a bachelor's degree in general studies.

National American University, Overland Park, Kansas
Classes are taken at the Overland Park campus. The university grants a degree in Paralegal Studies.

Ottawa University - Kansas City
Classes are taken at Ottawa's Overland Park campus; students work toward a bachelor's degree.

Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Classes are taken on-line or via television at the JCCC campus or nearby sites. The university grants a bachelor's degree of applied science.

You should also investigate transfer programs at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS and Baker University in Overland Park, KS.

To find out more about four-year college options for paralegals, contact the Counseling Center at JCCC.

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Program Goals

Graduates of our paralegal program should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in the substantive principles and procedures relating to the major areas of legal practice;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of the legal profession;
  3. Demonstrate general and legal computer application skills;
  4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; and
  5. Demonstrate the ability to draft legal documents.

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