Paralegal Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree

Bramson ORT College’s Paralegal Program is designed to provide the legal community with students who are educated and well served as Paralegals. Bramson ORT College is dedicated to provide opportunity employment for its students as well as the skills to advance in their chosen career path. The Paralegal Program is an extension of Bramson ORT’s dedication to provide the students, and the community which it serves, the opportunity to grow together while working with each other.

In this highly demanding field, students are given instructions both in the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of law. Upon graduation, the candidate will be bestowed with the knowledge and confidence that he or she can enter into any law office setting and succeed.

Credits obtained by students while in the Paralegal Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide.

Program Summary Chart


Paralegal Associate Degree

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Paralegal Associate Degree Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.


More Information
Paralegal Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

21 Credits
Required Major Courses (all seven courses required)
PL100 Tort
3 Credits
PL110 Real Estate Law
3 Credits
PL120 Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
3 Credits
PL130 Law Office Practice/Management
3 Credits
PL296 Legal Internship
3 Credits
SS111 Secretarial Practices I
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing I
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
18 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select six courses)
AC121 Business Law I
3 Credits
AC122 Business Law II
3 Credits
PL140 Immigration Law and Procedures
3 Credits
PL150 Probate Prepation for Estates
3 Credits
PL160 Business Organization
3 Credits
PL170 Family Law
3 Credits
PL180 Intellectual Property
3 Credits
PL297 Legal Officce Internship II
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS102 Keyboarding II
3 Credits
SS105 Legal Keyboarding
3 Credits
SS112 Secretarial Practices II
3 Credits
SS201 Legal Transcript I
3 Credits
SS202 Legal Transcript II
3 Credits
SS212 Legal Office Practices II
3 Credits
Required Art and Sciences Courses
15 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MA121 College Algebra And Trigonometry
3 Credits
MA125 Pre-Calculus I
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Select two courses out of the following:
EC100 Economics
3 Credits
LA140 American History I
3 Credits
LA141 American History II
3 Credits
LA160 American Government
3 Credits
LA161 State and Local Government
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
Elective Arts and Sciences Courses
General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Bramson ORT College's Associate Degree Program in Paralegal Studies prepares students to pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions within the law industry, such as the following:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Paralegals. Salaries are listed by both position and Industry/Sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector



    Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Government