Updated Career Training Program: Paralegal

We have recently revised and enhanced the following career training program:   Paralegal

This program is ideal for students who are looking to become a Paralegal or prepare for the CLA exam.

The program textbooks, Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skill and Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work, have been updated to the latest editions, and online content has been revised to reflect this change. In addition, the program flow has been improved to help students with the more challenging portions of this program, and discussions boards have been added to allow for more facilitator-to-student and student-to-student interaction throughout the program. In recognition of the breadth of content covered in this program and the 300 program hours expected to complete, the initial duration of access has been increased from 6 months to 12 months. The allowed extensions remain unaffected.paralegal-cartoon

The Paralegal Online Training Program will prepare you for success in this growing career field. You’ll learn about the U.S. legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. Your training will prepare you to become a legal secretary or paralegal and to take the certification exam.

All materials are included! This online career training program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


After completing this program, you’ll:

  • Understand the common responsibilities and duties of paralegals
  • Know how the paralegal field is regulated
  • Understand ethics for attorneys and paralegals
  • Be familiar with how the U.S. legal system is structured and how it operates
  • Be able to perform legal analyses
  • Conduct legal interviews
  • Understand the duties of a litigation assistant in the four stages of litigation
  • Conduct legal research
  • Implement guidelines and proper etiquette for legal writing
  • Understand methods of formal and informal administrative advocacy


I enjoyed the knowledge that I gained for legal research and for areas of law that I didn’t have the experience in. I think the way the site was developed is very well done and very easy to navigate.
– L.N., Univ of Wisconsin-Platteville

Although the online course experience demanded tremendous self-discipline, I was very grateful of the opportunity to advance my future career in an independent manner which allowed me to continue working full time at my current job and care for my family. My facilitator, Casey Thompson, was always prompt in responding to questions and grading assignments. The resource portion/listing of the program was also a great help. – L.H., Parkland College

Amy Anderson the facilitator with ed2go was a great assist with helping me complete the course. Whenever I had questions or concerns, she was there to help me. Because of her, I kept on with the course – there were times when I thought I just couldn’t complete it. But her guidance and kind words kept me motivated. This course was perfect. – C.R., Cecil College


  • Learn in-demand job skills
  • Start anytime
  • Set your own pace
  • Affordably priced

Hours: 300  |  Fees: $1995 USD  |   Code: GES209


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NEW! The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

AWCmos2 Continuing Ed is proud to announce the launching of the Microsoft IT Academy, Arizona Western College (AWC) is partnering up with Yuma Private Industry Council (YPIC) offering a chance for qualified youth between the ages of 16 – 24 to brush up on the latest skills when it comes to Microsoft Office.

Upon completion of the training session a participant will receive a “Certificate of Completion” identifying the number of continuing education contact hours spent in class. The contact hours are ideal for enhancement of resume education, skills and knowledge. Thus, increasing your marketability in today’s diverse workforce and demonstrates your commitment to remaining current with industry trends through professional development opportunities.

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification is awarded once the official Microsoft exam is passed. The exam is proctored by an approved Microsoft testing center. Arizona Western College Entrepreneurial Center is the official location and is located at 1351 S. Redondo Center Drive in Yuma, AZ. The fee for the exam is covered by YPIC if you are participating through the YPIC youth programs. However, if you are interested in taking the MOS – Word 2013 or MOS – Excel 2013 exam alone, please contact Maria Aguirre, Associate Dean of Continuing Education at 928-317-6180 and we can schedule an appointment. The fee is $99 and averages approximately one hour to complete per content area. You will receive your results immediately upon completion of the test. Successfully completed exams (700 points or better) will have an official Microsoft Certificate printed on site.

AWC Continuing Education can customize MOS training for you and/or your work group to prepare for the exam. Please call Maria Aguirre to discuss options at 928-317-6180. You can also call Lydia Blackthunder, MLK Youth Career Center at 928-783-9347.

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Phone: 928-317-7674

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Learn a new skill this Summer!

Online summer courses offer a busy person flexibility and convenience. Even if your summer includes a job, you can still keep a full work schedule when you take classes online.

Online college courses give you the freedom to study any time of the day or night. By taking online courses this summer, you can start whenever you want and complete courses at your own pace  – allowing you to fit your summer academic goals within the confines of your work, family or social calendar.

What new skills are you going to learn this Summer?

Six week instructor-led courses, learn anywhere and anytime. ed2go Online Career Training Programs are designed to provide the workforce skills necessary to enter a new field or advance your current career

A wide range of courses available. Sign up now!

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Grad Credit Now Offered for Top Certificates!

Many businesses prefer to pay for employee training that carries credit. We are pleased to offer that option for the following top certificates.


Certificate Program Icon Add to Cart Certificate in Non Profit Administration
Revenue Generation for Nonprofits
Program Evaluation for Nonprofits

Add to Cart Management Boot Camp

Certificate Program Icon Add to Cart Managing Telework Certificate
Keys to Telecommuting Success
Supervising Telecommuters

Certificate Program Icon Add to Cart Supervisory and Leadership Certificate
Supervisory & Leadership

Social Media for Business

Certificate Program Icon Add to Cart Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate
Facebook for Business

Certificate Program Icon Add to Cart Social Media for Business Certificate
Introduction to Social Media
Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
Marketing Using Social Media

Easy to Register when you see the Add to Cart Icon icon on a Certificate or Course description.

Questions? Call (928) 317-6186

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Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow

Student Review of this course:
“I hold a Master’s Degree, but I must honestly say that this course has been of greater value to me than all the courses I took in both my undergraduate and graduate programs! This course deals with life and how to live it to the fullest. We only go around once. Let’s make the experience as satisfying as possible!”

http://www.ed2go.com/awc offers this $95 online course
Intelligently facilitated and fast-paced, Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow will help you enjoy the rewards that come from doing what really makes you happy! Your instructor and a caring community of students will help you begin designing a life that really works for you. With a complete understanding of your own interests, values, needs and abilities, you’ll learn how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents. Your every day will be filled with joy and inspiration, and a greater depth of meaning will be added to everything you do. This course program is skillfully crafted to weave experiential learning with the conceptual presentation, giving you time to experience, understand, and implement each new strategy as it is introduced.

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What’s Happening? AWC Continuing Ed Newsletter May 2015

May What's Happening CECourse Schedule. Continuing Education courses tend to be eight weeks or shorter. Some meet only one week, and some are as short as only one day or one evening.

May 2015 courses held at a Physical location:

Continuing Education Online

Online courses provide a convenient alternative for those students whose schedules or physical limitations make it difficult to attend class in a regular classroom setting. In addition, they are a terrific alternative for people who like to work at their own pace.

These online courses begin every month and last six weeks. They may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Lessons may be accessed any time of the day and any day of the week.

Each course consists of 24 hours: two lessons per week for six weeks; each lesson lasting about two hours. Some of the more than 250 courses include  Accounting Fundamentals, Creating Web Pages, Java Programming, PC Troubleshooting, Quickbooks, Visual Basic, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Grantwriting A to Z, Start Your Own Consulting Practice, Magazine Writing, Medical Terminology, and business-related programs such as Project Management, Business Fundamentals, and Purchasing.

NEW! Career Training Programs for Military Spouse funding of up to $4,000.

UGotClass – Online courses and certificates

Boost your productivity and your organization’s bottom line.

Our online certificates and courses are provided by expert instructors. Participate anytime day or evening, from any computer. Just click here  to see all the courses and certificates.

For more information, contact Carmen Madero

AWC Continuing Education

1351 S. Redondo Center Dr

Yuma, AZ  85365

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Explore a Career in Medical Transcription

Student Success Story

April 2015 – Jennifer Della’Zanna, ed2go’s Explore a Career in Medical Transcription instructor, recently received a message from one of her students. We thought you’d be interested in what the student had to say.

“I have taken online courses for many years, but this was the first course where I did not want it to end. I literally wanted to learn more, and I do plan to take follow-up courses such as Medical Terminology and Medical Transcription. The course was well-developed, the coursework was spot on for a beginner such as myself, and I actually gained a sense of understanding and confidence through each lesson about the course material. The responses to each student were received in a timely manner, it made the class feel like more than just a typical online class. The instructor’s interactions with all of us was truly phenomenal. I had no idea what I was signing up for, especially after receiving my ICD and CPT manuals. They were a bit intimidating at first, but after the first couple of lessons, I was ready for the challenge, and I am proud to say I have a new found respect for medical billing and coding. Again.”


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Using Social Media in Business

In today’s fast-paced and globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses and business owners who use this powerful medium in the right way. So whether you’re looking for a new way to market your business or simply hoping to gain a better understanding about the excitement that surrounds social media, this course will empower you. read more


  “Coming from the “I’m a social media dinosaur, and I’m okay with that” perspective, Lesson 3 with the Flow Chart is worth the price of admission just by itself. Why, oh, why didn’t I find you earlier? It would’ve saved me months of frustration. Thank you, Dr. Brad!”

“This course was on point. I learned a lot about social media and what it’s actually designed for. Before this course, I was only scratching the surface. Since I do not have a business at the moment, I will concentrate on starting my very own blog. Thank you for designing an easy-to-follow online class.”

“I am not a good student, and was concerned about how much I could gain from an online course. I am someone who learns quicker by doing rather than reading. Professor Semp’s teaching style was engaging and entertaining, which put me at ease. I also liked that he included videos – I could replay them and gain more from them. I would highly recommend his course to anyone who would like to gain insight into social media and what it can do for them, personally or professionally. Thank you.”

Syllabus                Demo                Requirements

 $95.00 Enroll Now!

Online Instructor-Led Course

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AWC Continuing Education – Dementia Care


As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia.

Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia.  Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume.

Course Objectives

  • To provide an understanding of dementia and disorders that cause cognitive changes in adults
  • To describe the stages of progressive, degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
  • To provide standardized approaches for care of persons with dementia
  • To discuss the influence of family dynamics, finances and end of life care options
  • To provide information on community care options for persons with dementia
  • To provide steps for assessment and management of challenging issues in dementia care (e.g. driving, resistance to care, mood/behavior problems)
  • To explore new areas in dementia care, including cognitive fitness and complementary therapies
Next Sessions:
April 6 – May 29
June 1 – July 24
September 8 – October 30


Ave. hours 32, 3.2 CEUs/ILUs

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