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Paralegal Studies
Students who are interested in the law in any capacity would benefit from the Paralegal Studies program. You will learn the substantive nature of the law, as well as how to transfer that knowledge into the skills needed to be successful in the legal profession.
Median Paralegal salary in Indiana
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Annual Paralegal Studies Salary Range
$32,861 - $53,892
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

The Paralegal program at Ivy Tech is taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Students will benefit from the knowledge and years of experience our faculty, who are practicing attorneys and judges, bring to the classroom.  Our students also have the opportunity to use a mock courtroom and host the Indiana Court of Appeals for oral arguments.

The overall Program goal is to give the students the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful as entry level paralegals, working under the supervision of lawyers, or successful transfer to a four-year institution. Paralegals are not licensed attorneys and are not able to render legal advice.

Our Graduates

Our graduates are currently working in the court system, at private law firms as paralegals or legal assistants.  Many of our graduates are working as court staff or in legal departments of business and corporations.  Some of our graduates have even chosen to transfer to four-year institutions to earn a bachelor's degree and then attend law school.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Paralegal Studies
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate
(31 credit hours = 3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Distance Education
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

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Program Locations

The Paralegal Studies program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.