South Suburban College to Host Virtual Open House for Paralegal and Criminal Justice Programs

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting a Virtual Open House on Monday, August 2nd at 6 p.m. for its Paralegal and Criminal Justice System. All of SSC’s Virtual Open House links are accessible from Attendees can access the Open House via Zoom or call in to participate and become informed about exciting career pathways with significant expected employment growth.

SSC’s Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program provides a 60-hour Associate Degree track and a 39-hour Certificate – 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. SSC has the only American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program in the Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana region, arming graduates with a significant advantage entering the workforce. Paralegal job opportunities are expected to grow more than 10% and the median annual salary is $53,000.

The College’s Criminal Justice System Program is designed for individuals seeking employment with, or upgrading skills for police agencies, correctional facilities, or security companies. The field of law enforcement and criminal justice is an exciting and rewarding career choice with the 2020 annual median salary over $67,000 in the field.

For more information about the Paralegal or CJS Programs, please contact Becky Walters, J.D., Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2579 or email

Fall classes begin Monday, August 16, 2021, and class schedules, registration services and a new “live chat” with staff are all available online from Future SSC students should get started at Once the application process is complete, new students will receive an SSC email account and a Self-Service Username & Password via email which will allow access to student information and class registration. In addition to the live chat function at, prospective students may call (708) 210-5718.