eDiscovery and Litigation Support Certificate

    • Certificate Overview

      The eDiscovery and Litigation Support Certificate is designed for paralegals and other professionals interested in gaining employment in the emerging fields of litigation support and electronic discovery Litigation support professionals help identify, preserve, collect, produce, and manage electronically stored information (ESI) in modern litigation. Courses focus on how such technology is rapidly changing the legal field and provide practical skills in popular eDiscovery platforms and databases. 

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    • Required Courses
      • PLGL 100 The Litigation Practice and eDiscovery (3.0 units)
      • PLGL 101 Project Management Principles in eDiscovery (3.0 units)
      • PLGL 102 Litigation Support Technology from Data Collection to Trial (3.0 units)
      • PLGL 103 Litigation Support Applications (3.0 units)

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    • Tuition
      The estimated tuition costs are based on the college’s current tuition rates of $46/unit for in- state students and $288/unit + $46/unit enrollment fee for out-of-state/non- resident students.
      Residents* $552
      Non Residents* $3,502

      *Please noteThe estimation above is only for enrollment tuition and does not include school fees. For more information on Tuition & Fees, please see Admission Fees.

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      Complete and submit a Mt. SAC Admission Application

      New students can complete and submit the Mt. SAC online application here.

      Computers are available in the Student Services Center for your convenience. Please browse the information and tips below to ensure you're ready to begin the application process. For important dates and deadlines, be sure to check out our Academic Calendar.

      Before You Start Your Application

      • Have your social security number ready, if you have one. (If you have a DACA issued social security number, do not include it in your application)
      • Collect the names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges attended.
      • Have a valid email address ready, one that you check frequently. This is where we'll send follow-up information about your application. If you do not have one, we recommend that you create an email account prior to applying.
      • (If applicable) Have your permanent resident card ready.

      After You Submit Your Application

      • Be sure to check your email regularly. You will get a welcome email confirmation 1-2 weeks after you submit your application containing very important information (such as a confirmation code that you will need in the future). This message will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered with the CCCApply website.
      • Once you have been assigned a Mt. SAC identification number and username (provided in your Welcome Email), you will need to set up your Mt. SAC Portal in order to enroll for classes and view other important information.
      • Sign up for a Mountie Fast Track Info Sessions - Got questions? These Information Sessions were created to answer your questions and assist you in getting started at Mt. SAC! Register online!
      • Before you can register for classes, you must complete the entire enrollment process.  Click through the buttons at the top of this page to learn about each step in the process.

       If you have questions about your application, contact our Admissions and Records office at (909) 274-4415 or visit Admissions online.

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Please note:  The eDiscovery and Litigation Support certificate is a separate and distinct certificate which does not prepare students for a career as a paralegal and is NOT approved by the ABA.  The Mt. SAC Paralegal/Legal Assistant Associate in Science Degree program is approved by the ABA and is the only Mt. SAC program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).  A paralegal shall perform work under the direction and supervision of an active member of the State Bar of California or other entity authorized under California law.  A paralegal may not provide legal advice or engage in conduct that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law. (Business & Professions Code Sections 6450, 6451).