The Paralegal/ Legal Assistant program at Arlington Career Institute provides you with the skills and real-world training you need to begin your career as a paralegal or legal assistant.
Through our full-time Paralegal program, you’ll be given the unique opportunity to receive hands-on training through Arlington Career Institute’s on-site law firm, Vecchio & Vecchio. All legal classes are taught by attorneys and, during the third quarter of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant program, day students will work with the law firm on pertinent case files.
We understand your time is valuable, which is why this program may be completed in as few as 10 months!
Click here for a detailed program description and outline of our Paralegal/Legal Assistant program.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.
Students may choose to enroll in either the resident (on-ground) program or in the online program. Completion time expectations are the same whatever delivery method is chosen.
|Subject||Course Number||Theory Contact / Lab Hours||Quarter Credit Hours|
|Proofreading for Professionals||PL100||60 / 0||6|
|Computer Spreadsheet||PL102||60 / 0||6|
|Introduction to Computers and Word Processing I||PL104||12 / 48||3|
|Medical Terminology or||MA140|
|Family Law||PL107||60 / 0||6|
|Introduction to Law and Legal Terminology||CR130||60 / 0||6|
|Legal Document Preparation||PL200||20 / 40||4|
|Basic Keyboarding||PL203||5 / 55||3|
|Legal Research||PL204A||30 / 30||4.5|
|Rules of Court and Procedures||PL206||55 / 0||5.5|
|Criminal Law||PL208||55 / 5||5.5|
|Career Development||PL300||18 / 2||1.5|
|Litigation||PL300A1||100 / 20||11|
|Business Law||PL300B||55 / 5||5.5|
|Externship (must be completed to graduate)||PL400A||105||3.5|
"I graduated from the Paralegal program last May! I am currently employed as a Court Clerk in the Civil Records Department for the Jackson County 16th Circuit Court in Kansas City, MO. All of my training at ACI definitely prepared me for the workforce. I have been able to utilize all of my skills that I learned and then some."
“I was in [ACI’s] Paralegal Program, and graduated April 2011. I want to thank [ACI] for teaching us things outside of the law: what an attorney wants from his/her paralegal … I started out very unsure of myself until the end of [ACI’s] program. [ACI] gave me the skills and confidence to excel, and I want to thank [ACI].”
“I got an offer for [an] Accounting Clerk at Feizy Import and Export in Dallas. I start January 11, 2016 … I have enrolled for school for Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. [ACI] gave me an opportunity to find myself and have confidence knowing I am able to do more in life.”