Career Diploma


Program Overview

Learn the skills you need to become a Paralegal - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster College International.

There are certain skills you need to begin a career
as a Paralegal. The Penn Foster College Paralegal Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently!

You'll learn:

  • Legal terminology and the U.S. Court System
  • How to conduct legal investigations and interviews
  • Legal writing and legal research
  • Paralegal ethics and professional responsibility

And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about the Paralegal’s role in civil vs. criminal litigation, the federal and state court system, case investigation, and evidence and evaluation.

The Paralegal Diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as paralegals or legal assistants, while providing a strong foundation for further training.

Start a rewarding career in a growing field.
Why learn Paralegal skills? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Work for a private law firm, corporate legal department, or government agency.
  • Work in civil and criminal litigation, real estate, or estates and trusts.
  • Prepare legal documents, do research, and ready cases for trial.

Demand for the professional Paralegal will rise more than 17% through 2022. This diploma program a great way to get your start in this growing field.* Paralegals enjoy exciting, varied assignments, respect and prestige, and the confidence that comes with doing important work and doing it well.

State Licensing Requirements
In the States of California and South Dakota, a Paralegal Diploma will not qualify graduates for employment as paralegals.

Contact Penn Foster College Today.
We’ll send you FREE information – with absolutely no obligation! Find out more about Penn Foster College's Paralegal training that includes:

  • All the lessons, equipment, and learning aids you need
  • Access to student services by website, phone, and mail
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Get Started Today!
Start today and in as little as one year from enrollment, you can be on your way to a career as a Paralegal!

* Salary and growth information is based on the "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition," a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Individual student earnings vary based on experience. Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2022.