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Court and Tribunal Administration (Articulated)

Available: Fall

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 the second 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.



2 Semesters (9 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

Focus your career on Court and Tribunal Administration with this nine-month diploma program. You'll learn important practical skills and earn a recognized college diploma in one short, intensive program. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to pursue an exciting career as a court clerk or professional administrator with the federal, provincial and municipal courts, or with regulatory boards, agencies and tribunals.


The articulated version of the Court and Tribunal Administration program is a special, two-semester program available to graduates of the Law and Society Program of York University or of a Justice Studies degree or equivalent from an Ontario university.

University of Sussex

Students who have a Canadian university degree and who graduate with a 3.0 GPA from the CTAT program will be eligible for a guaranteed place in the first year of the two or three-year program at the University of Sussex that leads to a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Substantial completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Law and Society program of York University or a recognized degree or equivalent in Justice Studies from a Canadian Institution.


  • Although not required for admission, a high degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m. are recommended for your success in the program.

Program Costs


Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Linda Pasternak 416.491.5050 ext. 22819

Program Chair

Wanda Forsythe 416.491.5050 ext. 22745

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network