CTC Inks Paralegal Agreement with California Univ. of Pennsylvania

July 23, 2012:    Students graduating with a degree from Columbus Technical College’s paralegal studies program now have an easier road to take in their postsecondary educational career. The college has signed a transfer agreement with California University of Pennsylvania (CAL U) this week that allows CTC grads to take their associate of applied science and transfer into CAL U’s Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies. 

California Paralegal Articulation

Columbus Technical College President Bob Jones signs a paralegal articulation agreement between CTC and California University of Pennsylvania. Looking on (l to r) are School of Business Dean Abigail Carter, Paralegal Program Manager April Hopson, and VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Linn Storey.

In a written agreement between the institutions, they both acknowledge their “shared mission to provide quality higher education programs, which meet the needs of the region and provide a workforce of highly trained individuals.” 

“This kind of agreement is the perfect opportunity for my students,” said April Hopson, paralegal studies program director at Columbus Tech. “They know that an associate of applied science can be the beginning of a great career or the stepping stone to furthering their education at the bachelor’s level.”

According to http://degreedirectory.org, a four-year legal studies undergraduate program “focuses on the policies and theories that drive the legal system.” Oftentimes, these graduates go on to work as a paralegal with an earning potential of approximately $35,000 – $53,000.

For more information on the paralegal study program at Columbus Technical College, visit www.columbustech.edu .