Peter Wasemiller, J.D., Program Director








The Paralegal Program at Fresno City College was one of the first of its kind in the region.  It continues to provide comprehensive, top-quality training for persons interested in a career as a paralegal/legal assistant.  Courses are taught primarily by practicing attorneys and seasoned paralegals that bring to our classrooms their knowledge of the law, and experiences informed by work in the field.


Under the guidance of former Program Director, Dr. Brian J. McCully, Fresno City College was one of the first colleges to establish a chapter of national honor society Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX).  To be inducted into Lambda Epsilon Chi, a student must have completed 25 units in the Paralegal Certificate program and carry an overall 3.75 or higher cumulative GPA


Fresno City College’s paralegal program has been recognized as one of the top 100 paralegal programs in the country.


The program offers both a Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies or an Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies.  Upon completion of 38 semester-units in the major, graduates of the program meet the paralegal definition requirement established by California law.  In addition, all students in the program are required to complete a voluntary or paid internship equal to 4 semester units, or about 300 hours.


The paralegal profession has consistently been considered a positive growth profession at national, state and regional levels; and was recently named one of the top 100 occupations in the Central Valley.  It is an exciting time to be involved in such an important and promising profession. 


Please contact us about becoming a part of the Fresno City College Paralegal Program.

Peter M. Wasemiller, J.D.
Program Director, Paralegal Studies