Paralegal Open House Coming to South Suburban College’s Oak Forest Center December 12th

OAK FOREST, IL– South Suburban College is hosting an Open House for its Paralegal Program on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Oak Forest Center in Room 5190. Attendees will learn about an exciting career pathway that is expected to grow 18% through 2020, according to the US Department of Labor.

Information will be provided about SSC’s Paralegal/Legal Assistant curriculum including a 60-hour Associate Degree program and a 39-hour Certificate, both designed to prepare students to become highly trained paralegals and legal assistants. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and credentials to work in a variety of legal environments including:

  • Civil and criminal litigation
  • Law offices, and corporate legal departments
  • Insurance and banking
  • Public and governmental agencies

SSC has the only American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program in the Chicago Southland region, giving graduates a huge advantage when entering the workforce. The college also requires that all of the instructors in the program are lawyers or judges to ensure the quality of instruction.

“Whether you are looking for a change in your career path or looking to begin a career, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has an interest in the law,” says Jason Cieslik, J.D., Paralegal Program Coordinator.

Paralegal classes are offered at the Oak Forest Center, online and at the Main Campus in South Holland. SSC is also offering an entirely Oak Forest-based curriculum track option. Spring Registration is currently in progress. The class schedules are available online at

The Oak Forest Center is conveniently located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue. For more information, please contact Jason M. Cieslik, J.D., Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program Coordinator at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2579 or email