Michigan Career Training Program

Paralegal and Computer User Support Specialist

The Paralegal and Computer User Support Specialist training program is designed to provide individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and the technical skills necessary to provide computer support. This program is ideal for those interested in a career in the legal field or the technology industry, as it combines the knowledge and skills needed to excel in both fields.

The program includes coursework in legal research, writing, and documentation, as well as computer systems, troubleshooting, and customer service. Students will learn how to use various computer programs and tools to assist lawyers and legal professionals in their work, such as database management, document creation, and legal research software.

Additionally, students will gain an understanding of legal ethics, laws and regulations, and litigation processes, which will enable them to work effectively in a legal office or organization.

The pay range for individuals who complete this training program varies depending on their specific job title and the industry in which they work. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for paralegals and legal assistants was $52,920 in May 2020. The BLS also reported that the median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $54,760 in May 2020.

Upon completion of the Paralegal and Computer User Support Specialist training program, individuals may pursue a variety of career paths.

Some potential job titles and job descriptions, according to the BLS and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), include:

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant - $52,920: Paralegals and legal assistants assist lawyers in preparing legal documents, conducting research, and performing administrative tasks. They may work in law firms, corporations, or government agencies.
  • Legal Secretary - $50,940: Legal secretaries provide administrative support to lawyers and other legal professionals, including drafting correspondence and legal documents, scheduling appointments, and organizing files and documents.
  • Compliance Officer - $72,520: Compliance officers ensure that organizations comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. They may work in a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.
  • Legal and Administrative Assistant - $51,370: Legal and administrative assistants provide administrative support to legal professionals, including scheduling appointments, maintaining files and documents, and conducting legal research.
  • Court Clerk - $40,620: Court clerks perform a variety of administrative tasks in courtrooms and legal offices, including preparing and maintaining court documents, scheduling hearings, and answering phones and emails.
  • Patent Agent - $83,550: Patent agents work with inventors and attorneys to draft and file patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. They may work for law firms, corporations, or as independent contractors.
  • Claims Adjuster, Examiner, and Investigator - $68,790: Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims and determine the extent of the insurance company's liability. They may work for insurance companies or as independent adjusters.
  • Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher - $51,280: Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers examine and verify the accuracy of property titles and legal descriptions, and compile reports of their findings.
  • Computer User Support Specialist - $54,760: Computer user support specialists provide technical assistance to computer users in a variety of settings, including businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions.
  • Human Resources Specialist - $63,490: Human resources specialists are responsible for managing an organization's employee-related functions, including recruitment, training, and benefits administration.
  • Overall, the Paralegal and Computer User Support Specialist training program provides a unique combination of skills that can be applied to a variety of careers in the legal and technology industries. Graduates of this program can expect to find rewarding and challenging careers with competitive salaries and opportunities for advancement.

    Program Student Requirements
  • An individual must be 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and registered with Selective Service (if applicable).
    Program Schedule and Cost
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    • High School Degree or GED required. Students with higher education are welcome.
    • Program includes 52-weeks of classroom and e-learning online instruction.
    • Program Cost $ 5,000.00 (Financial Assistance Maybe Available)
    • Includes all program learning materials and exam cost.
    • Career Placement Assistance - Available For Program Students

    At Program Completion, Students Receive:
  • Receive FREE Laptop Computer
  • Receive Industry-Recognized Certificate Paralegal and Computer User Support Specialist
  • Free Smart Credit Services. Students receive help with your credit score. Get on top of your Credit Scores and Reports & take action directly with your creditors through our patented online system. Credit Scores and Reports with Monitoring and Financial Literacy Courses for 120-days.
  • Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) e-learning online courses for six months. Includes: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word.
    Program Integrated Education and Training
  • Academic Skills – Personal Money Management and Credit Score Education.
  • Occupational Skills - Business Writing and Administrative Support Communications. Transferable Skills, Career Soft Skills Development.
  • Career Readiness – Microsoft Office Digital Literacy – fundamentals of Microsoft Word and Excel computer basics.
  • Career Exploration – Unpaid work-study elevation assignments.
  • Career Management – job search, resume writing and, interview skills.
    Program Enrollment
    Enrollment Details • Call: 248-237-3600 • Students May Qualify For WIOA Funding Assistance
    Questions? Enrollment Information