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NRCC offers a Paralegal program

Aug 10 2021

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This article was published on Aug 10 2021 and was archived on Aug 11 2022. The information below may be outdated or inaccurate.

New River Community College is offering a paralegal administrative support degree program, with classes beginning this fall. Paralegal Administrative Support Specialization prepares students for a high-salary career in an in-demand field.

The program leads to employment in the legal field. Paralegal Administrative Support Specialization provides a specialized administrative support technology education in the legal field and offers basic skills training and advanced training complementary to the information systems demands of the electronic office, including skills in word processing, microcomputer usage and human relations. Upon completion of the degree, students are employable as legal clerks, office clerks, office and administrative support workers, paralegal and legal assistants, and receptionist and information clerks.

As a two-year program, the paralegal degree can be completed fully online. 

Students who enroll in this program may be eligible for free tuition through the Virginia Community College’s new G3 assistance program. The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. Eligible students may enroll in designated programs leading to jobs in high-demand fields. For more information on G3 eligibility, visit www.nr.edu/g3.

Classes begin Monday, August 23. Prospective NRCC students may visit www.nr.edu/register for enrollment information. Advisors are available at advising@nr.edu or (540) 674-3609 or in person to assist with registration.

For more information about the paralegal program, visit www.nr.edu/ast/para_degree.php or email Instructor Sharon Edwards at sedwards@nr.edu.

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Kelly Kaiser


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Jill Ross


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