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Court and Tribunal Administration

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 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.

Apply Online

Starting in September 2019, this program will be located at [email protected] Campus.



4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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.

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

  • 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.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

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 [email protected]
416.491.5050 ext. 22364 [email protected]

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.

[email protected]
416.491.5050 ext. 22608
[email protected]
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Linda Pasternak 416.491.5050 ext. 22819 [email protected]

Program Chair

Wanda Forsythe 416.491.5050 ext. 22745 [email protected]

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

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