Paralegal Programs

 
 

 

"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."- American Bar Association
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The Illinois Central College Paralegal Programs are:

  • ABA Approved: ICC is the ONLY community college to offer American Bar Association Approved Post Degree Certificate and Associate degree Paralegal Programs in Central Illinois.
  • Affordable: Tuition at institutions offering non-ABA approved Associate degrees may be as much as 4 to 5 time more expensive. ICC tuition is a Fraction of the Cost of any other Associate or Certificate option in Central Illinois, and ICC has agreements in place to allow for in-district tuition rates for students living in all other surrounding community college districts throughout Central Illinois (Carl Sandburg, Heartland, Illinois Valley, Lincoln Land, Spoon River and Carl Sandburg and more).
  • Convenient: The course schedule is as Convenient as can be expected of a quality Paralegal program. Five of the Ten paralegal courses and many other courses are offered partially or completely online. The remaining Paralegal courses are scheduled both day and evening in new, nicely appointed and easy to access classrooms at the ICC North Campus.
  • Established by the Success of it's Graduates: Graduates of the Post Degree Certificate Program have enjoyed success in some of the Highest Paying and Most Satisfying Paralegal Jobs in Central Illinois. Graduates from the Associates degree program are Gainfully Employed and many of those graduates have Successfully Transferred and completed Bachelor degrees with distinction at fine 4 year institutions such as Bradley University, Franklin University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the University of Illinois at Springfield. We survey our graduates and their employers on a regular basis. 

Interested in Additional Information or are you Ready to Enroll?

Post Degree Certificate Applicants seeking to enroll should review our (1) submit an application to Illinois Central College. Applications may be completed online or printed from the website at http://www.icc.edu or may be picked up at the College. (2) have their official college transcripts, noting the degree awarded and courses completed, sent directly to Illinois Central College Admissions/Records Office. (3) submit a separate application to the Illinois Central College Paralegal Program and submit the same with copies of his or her college transcripts, noting the degree awarded and courses completed, prior to or at the time of their interview for admission.  (4) after being notified of acceptance to Illinois Central College students should arrange a meeting with Michelle Weghorst, the Public Services Coordinator by calling 309-690-7691 or send an e-mail to: michelle.weghorst@icc.edu for additional information. 

Associate in Applied Science Applicants seeking to enroll should (1) submit an application to Illinois Central College. Applications may be completed online or printed from the website at http://www.icc.edu or may be picked up at the College. (2) have their high school submit a transcript directly to Illinois Central College Admissions/Records Office. (3) make available to Illinois Central College scores from the American College Testing Program (ACT). (4) take the COMPASS Academic Placement Test prior to enrollment. Call (309) 694-5234 for appointment times and reservation (5) after being notified of acceptance to Illinois Central College students should arrange a meeting with Michelle Weghorst, the Public Services Coordinator by calling 309-690-7691 or send an e-mail to: michelle.weghorst@icc.edu for additional information.

Current Student Enrollment:  Students must meet with the designated program advisors in order to be enrolled in program courses. You must complete the Enrollment Checklist and Request document prior to meeting with your advisor.  Provide all requested information, including the Class name, number, days/times and Class Number. Students must take PRGL113, 116, & 260 at Illinois Central College, as well as, 10 semester hours or the equivalent of legal specialty courses in a traditional format.
This information is available on the Class Schedule at http://www.icc.edu