Following my retirement after 25 years of state service, I decided I wanted to gain new skills and abilities to continue doing something I would enjoy. HACC was a natural. It offered an ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Certificate program. I could not have made a better decision. The work was not easy, nor was it overwhelming. It was on point. The enthusiasm of the professors, barring none, was so rewarding that it made me want to apply the same enthusiasm to learning. Within weeks of graduating, I received offers. Now I look forward to embarking on a new career knowing that I have gained the skills and abilities to be successful.