Paralegal Program


Delaware County Community College has been preparing individuals to become professionally qualified and highly skilled as paralegals since the inception of its program in 1985.

There are several quality options to acquire an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies or post-baccalaureate certificate from our American Bar Association-accredited program. If you are seeking a cost-effective alternative to enter the legal field by achieving a worthwhile degree in a professional environment, then the College's Center for Paralegal Studies is for you.

The program offers:

  • An affordable means to achieve professional credentials
  • Online course offerings (with the exception of 10 credits required by the ABA to remain traditional on-campus offerings) 
  • An opportunity  to meet, network and learn from judges, practicing attorneys and seasoned paralegals
  • Exposure to real-life working legal environments through our internship option
  • An achievable goal of completing a post-baccalaureate certificate in one  year,  or an associate degree in two years
  • Computers, technology, training and software to prepare students to hit the ground running when courses are finished and the degree is complete

Courses are offered at the Marple Campus and online.



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The Paralegal Studies Program welcomes students from other institutions to continue their education in our ABA-approved paralegal studies program. No more than 50 percent of approved general education courses or 50 percent of approved paralegal courses from an ABA-approved program will be accepted for transfer. 

Unauthorized Practice of Law

No person shall engage or assist a person who is not a member of the bar in the performance of activities that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

More Information

Contact the Public Services and Social Science Division at 610-359-5192.