Learn the ins and outs of the legal system from our experienced instructors. Rio’s Paralegal Associate degree and certificate programs will help prepare you for a rewarding career.

Join a Community of Collaborators

As a paralegal, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to become an essential part of any legal team. Our online paralegal program will help get you ready to enter the legal world. You’ll learn about the foundations of the legal system, ethics, tort law, and business law. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of legal research and writing.

Whether you’re pursuing a two-year degree or looking to expand your career options, Rio offers degree and certificate of completion programs to help you meet your educational goals.

Career Choices

This paralegal program is specifically designed to give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to prepare you to work in a professional legal setting.

Two-Year Degree vs. Certificate of Completion

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Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal

Associate in Applied Science (64-67 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion (36-39 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

Looking to take just a few classes?

Browse the class schedule to find the classes you need.

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Plan for Success with Our Team of Experts

As a paralegal student, you’ll learn all about the value of research, collaboration, and fact-checking. Our team of Success Coaches applies that same standard of due diligence to their work. Our Success Coaches are here to guide you through every step of the Rio process. When it comes to enrollment, advising, and financial aid, our Success Coaches have the expertise to help you find the most flexible and affordable college options to get you on the fast track towards achieving your goals.