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Court and Tribunal Administration

Court and Tribunal Administration

Program Code:CTA
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
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).

Note:

  • 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.

Fees

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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.

Articulation

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 Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals
CTA151 Introduction to the Legal System
CTA152 Contracts and Torts
CTA153 Legal Entities and Relationships
CTA154 Legal Computer Applications
EAC150 College English
 
Semester 2
CTA250 Legal Research
CTA251 Employment Law
CTA252 Landlord and Tenant
CTA255 Alternate Dispute Resolution
CTA256 Administrative Law
LGL215 Immigration Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CTA318 Civil Procedure I
CTA319 Family Law Practice and Procedure
CTA323 Criminal Law and Procedure for Court Administrators
CTA340 Public Administration Skills
CTA360 Justice Administration Procedures
CTA438 Transcription and Court Reporting Skills
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
CTA330 Computer Applications for CTA
CTA423 Civil Procedure II
CTA425 Government Project Management
CTA426 Refugee Law for Court and Tribunal Administration
CTA427 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
CTA429 Tribunal Procedures
FPL470 Field Placement II
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
CSL200 Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals
CTA151 Introduction to the Legal System
CTA152 Contracts and Torts
CTA153 Legal Entities and Relationships
CTA154 Legal Computer Applications
EAC150 College English
 
Semester 2
CTA250 Legal Research
CTA251 Employment Law
CTA252 Landlord and Tenant
CTA255 Alternate Dispute Resolution
CTA256 Administrative Law
LGL215 Immigration Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CTA318 Civil Procedure I
CTA319 Family Law Practice and Procedure
CTA323 Criminal Law and Procedure for Court Administrators
CTA340 Public Administration Skills
CTA360 Justice Administration Procedures
CTA438 Transcription and Court Reporting Skills
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
CTA330 Computer Applications for CTA
CTA423 Civil Procedure II
CTA425 Government Project Management
CTA426 Refugee Law for Court and Tribunal Administration
CTA427 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
CTA429 Tribunal Procedures
FPL470 Field Placement II
plus: General Education Course

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
FPL470 Field Placement II
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

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