Paralegal Transfer Policy

In order to complete the paralegal program, at least eighteen semester credits or equivalent must consist of general education courses which is subject to Western Technical College’s transfer policy. Additionally, at least eighteen semester credits or equivalent must consist of legal specialty courses completed at Western Technical College.

A student may obtain advanced standing for legal specialty courses through the transfer of credits from other academic institutions if that program is ABA approved and meets the standards established by Western Technical College. However, a minimum of eighteen semester credits of legal specialty courses must be complete in Western Technical College’s Paralegal Program before the degree will be issued. In addition, there is a limit regarding the amount of traditional class time. You must complete at least ten semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction at Western by approval of the Paralegal Program Chair. Students bear the burden of proving that their coursework at other institutions are an online course or are offered through traditional delivery methods. If the student is unable or unwilling to prove the method of delivery, it will be assumed that the course was offered in an online format.

This Program is not offered online.