Classes resume Monday, March 30, fully online.
Please visit for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.

Paralegal Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paralegal AAS

  • 4 semesters to complete*
  • $3,540 tuition**
View Degree Plan for Paralegal Associate of Applied Science Degree

Length of time is based on catalog degree plans. Prerequisites may be required, which are not included in this estimate. For most programs, full-time student status is assumed, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours and Dallas County residents. It does not include additional supplies, fees or books. Find out about financial aid.

El Centro’s Paralegal program is an associate degree program designed to prepare you to work as a technically qualified paralegal to attorneys. Please be aware that the program does not qualify graduates to take a bar exam, represent clients in court, give legal advice or provide independent legal services.


Want to learn more about a career as a paralegal?