PF21 Paralegal Fundamentals, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Program Description

The Paralegal Fundamentals program is a sequence of courses that introduce students to the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills utilized in the legal profession. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations, legal vocabulary, and an introduction to specific areas of law, including a detailed introduction to the areas of family law and criminal law. The Paralegal Fundamentals program introduces students to concepts that are more fully developed in the Paralegal Studies diploma and degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Adam Grubbs, J.D., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 412-5750 

Program Courses

First Term

PARA 1100Introduction to Law and Ethics


Choose One: (Required)

COLL 1500Student Success



COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


Second Term

PARA 1125Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure


PARA 1115Family Law