School briefs

September 06, 2004

HCC offers live paralegal course

Hagerstown Community College will offer the Paralegal Certificate Course curriculum live lecture this fall.

The curriculum has been offered nationwide since 1980, and consistently is modified to keep up with relevant changes in Maryland and federal law.

The program is taught and monitored by Hagerstown-area attorneys and includes 84 hours of intensive curriculum, WESTLAW training and a voluntary internship program for top graduates.

Students attend classes on weekends, prepare homework assignments and take regularly scheduled quizzes.

The course begins Sept. 18. Course tuition is $989.

For more information, call The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737 or go to on the Web.

State offers online GED preparation

The Maryland State Department of Education has launched online classes for those preparing for the GED tests to earn a Maryland High School Diploma by Examination.


The pilot program, offered by the Department of Education's Adult Education and Literacy Services branch, begins this month.

Maryland residents 16 years of age and older who do not have a high school diploma and no longer are enrolled in school are eligible to apply. The program will be piloted by adult education programs in four Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Queen Anne's and St. Mary's.

The four GED classes are designed to help adults prepare for the GED tests. The classes will use books and videotapes as support materials. Eligible learners who register will be scheduled to attend an orientation session to plan a course of study tailored to their needs.

Further information is available online at the Maryland Literacy Works, Adult Literacy Resource Center at or by calling the Adult Literacy Hotline at 1-800-358-3010.

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