Paralegal Studies | BridgeValley



Paralegal Studies

Welcome to the BridgeValley Community and Technical College Paralegal Studies program!

Paralegals are people who work in the legal profession. While many paralegals work for lawyers, there are a number of other occupations for paralegals. The BridgeValley Paralegal Studies program has been designed by a lawyer who is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and who is admitted to practice law in West Virginia, both state and federal court. Paralegals organize and manage work flow in law office settings, draft legal documents, research and draft legal memoranda, and file documents with the appropriate court.

BridgeValley's Paralegal Studies program is very affordable and it takes 60 credit hours to complete. There are numerous financial aid opportunities available to assist students who wish to attend BridgeValley. 

Classes are offered at BridgeValley during the fall semester, the spring semester, and two summer terms. 


First Semester
ATEC 115 Fundamentals of Business Computer Apps 3
BUSN 201 Business Law  3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
PRLS 100 Introduction to the Paralegal Profession 2
PRLS 101 Civil Litigation I 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
PRLS 200 Business Law II 3
MATH 113 Mathematical Reasoning 3
PRLS 207 Property, Wills and Estates 4
PRLS 209 Criminal Law 3
  Semester Total 16
Third Semester
ACCT 185 Survey of Accounting 3
BIOL 101
CHEM 100
General Biology (GEC -2) or Consumer Chemistry (GEC -2)  3
ENGL 107 English Grammar Review 1
PRLS 201 Evidence and Litigation 3
PRLS 204 Civil Litigation II 3
PRLS 205 Legal Research and Writing I 3
  Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester  
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PRLS 206 Legal Research and Writing II 3
PRLS 296 PCCE Review Course 1
PRLS 297 Paralegal Studies Internship 2
PRLS 298 Paralegal Studies Seminar 1
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (GEC-3) 3
  Semester Total 12


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Program Assessment Plan and Assessment Report



Lisa Moye, Esquire, JD
Program Coordinator
Paralegal Studies
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303