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    Court and Tribunal Administration

Program Code:CTA
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Enjoy a fulfilling career as a professional administrator or clerk for courts and quasi-judicial administrative tribunals.

This program trains you to work effectively and efficiently in judicial institutions. Along with studying law, procedure and ethics, you will gain hands-on experience in the development of skills in the areas of project management, government administration and technology. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation.

Upon successful completion of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including full attendance, you'll receive an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from the School of Legal and Public Administration.

Field Placement

Meet all the academic requirements and you'll have the opportunity to participate in a four–week unpaid field placement at the end of fourth semester. This provides you with practical work experience and exposure to potential employers. With the support and assistance of the School's faculty and staff, you will play an active role in securing your placement. Those wishing to be placed in a court or other government setting will have to provide a police clearance certificate.

Students who do not have permanent resident status or Canadian citizenship may not be eligible for a field placement with a government department, agency or court.

Required Keyboarding Speeds

40 w.p.m. (net) for graduation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
    • Grade 12 The Writer’s Craft
    • Grade 11 Canadian History and Politics Since 1945
    • High degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m.


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Your Career

Launch your career as a court clerk or administrator. Graduates of our Court and Tribunal Administration diploma program pursue exciting careers with the federal, provincial and municipal courts, or with regulatory boards, agencies and tribunals.


Upon graduation from the CTA program with a 3.0 GPA, you'll have the opportunity to obtain an honours degree in York University's Law and Society Program in three years instead of the usual four.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – International Development or Business Administration – Co-op)


University/CollegeDegrees Available
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) in Legal Studies – Bridge
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus• Honours Bachelor of Arts


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts - Governance, Law and Management
• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
LGL102 Contracts and Torts 4
LGL113 Legal Entities and Relationships 3
LGL123 Introduction to the Legal System for PLE/CTA 3
LGL214 Legal Computer Applications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals 3
LGL201 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3
LGL126 Administrative Law 2
LGL215 Immigration Law 2
LGL232 Employment Law 3
LGL237 Residential Landlord and Tenant Law 3
LGL411 Legal Research and Writing 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CTA318 Civil Procedure I 3
CTA319 Family Law Practice and Procedure 3
CTA323 Criminal Law and Procedure for Court Administrators 2
CTA340 Public Administration Skills 3
CTA360 Justice Administration Procedures 2
CTA438 Transcription and Court Reporting Skills 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CTA330 Computer Applications for CTA 2
CTA423 Civil Procedure II 2
CTA425 Government Project Management 4
CTA426 Refugee Law for Court Administrators 2
CTA427 Ethics and Professional Responsibility 2
CTA429 Tribunal Procedures 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
FPL470 Field Placement II

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Contracts and Torts
Introduction to the Legal System
Legal Entities and Relationships
Legal Computer Applications
Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals
Semester 2
Administrative Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Immigration Law
Employment Law
Residential Landlord and Tenant Law
Legal Research and Writing
Semester 3
Civil Procedure I
Family Law Practice and Procedure
Criminal Law and Procedure for Court Administrators
Public Administration Skills
Justice Administration Procedures
Transcription and Court Reporting Skills
General Education Option
Semester 4
Computer Applications for CTA
Civil Procedure II
Government Project Management
Refugee Law for Court and Tribunal Administration
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Tribunal Procedures
General Education Option
Field Placement

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Randy Ramnanan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Linda Pasternak
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22819
Program Chair: Wanda Forsythe
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
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