The Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies Program is designed to provide for the education of paralegals. A legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. A paralegal may not practice law.
The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and government in such departments as sales, marketing, finance, and administration, among others.
This program provides a launching point into a bachelor of science in business administration degree in Management, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Real Estate, Finance, or International Business at the Clarion campus.
Graduates of the Court and Community Services program will have a strong understanding of the rehabilitation process and its interaction with the court system. They will work in organizations such as victim and witness assistance programs, protection from abuse programs, adoption services, child abuse agencies such as Children and Youth, foster care agencies, and work release agencies, among others.
This degree program is designed for students who are interested in the growing human services fields that work closely with the court system. This unique academic option combines a traditional rehabilitative science program with the paralegal or criminal justice education necessary to bridge the gap between the courts and social services.
Graduates of the two-year Rehabilitative Services program will be prepared to make a positive impact upon the lives of those with special needs in human services settings. Graduates may be employed in roles such as life skills worker, life coach, classroom development assistant, and human development assistant, among others. They might work in fields that deal with the elderly, substance abuse, mental health, mental retardation, residential care, or health services. These paraprofessionals work under the direction of professionals from a variety of fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation, education, or social work.