Associate in Applied Science Paralegal Studies

A degree in Paralegal Studies can open the doors into a fascinating career in law. One of the fastest-growing occupational categories in the country, the paralegal profession offers a wide range of employment opportunities.

In the two-year sequence of courses, GCC’s paralegal program prepares students to become qualified legal assistants working under the supervision of an attorney providing a variety of legal services to clients. Taught by attorneys, program courses prepare students to execute key paralegal duties, such as legal document preparation, researching law, public records searches and trial preparation.

The Paralegal program is approved by:

The teaching and learning facilities of Genesee Community College are among the best in the country. Paralegal Studies students have the advantage of 84 SMART classrooms, 11 distance learning labs, 26 computer labs and the state-of-the-art Alfred C. O’Connell Library with internet-based research capabilities. GCC student achievement is propelled through our Student Success Center, Adult Education Opportunity Center, Child Care Center and Richard C. Call Arena. With apartment-style housing (College Village) available adjacent to the Batavia Campus, GCC offers every amenity designed for success.

Apply classroom skills in the real world with one of GCC’s coordinated internships and/or cooperative work experiences. Under the guidance of a faculty member and an on-site supervisor, paralegal students have had highly successful internships and rewarding co-op experiences in:

GCC’s Paralegal Studies Program will prepare you to:

GCC’s Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association.

*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

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$6,254 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025
  • January 2026
  • August 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time