Degrees and Certificates


​Length of time is based on catalog degree plans. Prerequisites may be required, which are not included in this estimate. For most programs, full-time student status is assumed, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.


Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours for Dallas County residents. Beginning in Fall 2020, the price of most required learning materials (books, software, supplies, etc.) will be included​ with the price of tuition. Find out about financial aid.


Our Paralegal program is an associate degree program designed to prepare you to work as a technically qualified paralegal to attorneys. Please be aware that the program does not qualify graduates to take a bar exam, represent clients in court, give legal advice, or provide independent legal services. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Want to learn more about a career as a paralegal?