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Court Services Administrator

Applied Certificate
Court Services Administrator

Program Overview

Court Services Administrator is a 14-week applied certificate program offered at our Sask Polytech campuses, at some off-campus locations, and through Continuing Education. You’ll learn from highly trained instructors who have experience working within the court system. You’ll study:

  • court office systems and procedures
  • criminal justice system and community justice programs
  • criminal, civil and family law
  • interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills
  • professionalism and ethics
  • provincial legal acts, statutes and regulations
  • recordkeeping, computer applications

Demand is growing for court services administrators. It's a unique career path with lots of job options. You could work in court support positions for courts, agencies, boards and tribunals, or in administrative positions in the justice sector.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Court Services Administrator program will help you develop strong skills in communication, multitasking and conflict resolution. We'll also help you strengthen your ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to work well with culturally diverse groups.

2-Week Work Experience

Your program includes a two-week work experience. It’s a chance to apply your new skills in a court services setting, while also getting a feel for the important role you’ll play in the court system.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of court services settings, including provincial court, the court of Queen’s Bench and prosecutors’ offices. If you’re more interested in administration, explore job opportunities with law firms, corporate boards, court reporting agencies and more.

For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Court ClerkCourt Clerks (1443)$30,300 - $60,400
Law ClerkParalegal and Related Occupations (4211)$30,800 - $82,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Fall 2017 (Saskatoon); Winter 2018 (Regina)
For more information about delivery of this program, contact Kate Roberts at kate.roberts@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7483.
Length: 14 weeks

Locations

  • Regina
  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Note

Students must demonstrate a keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute prior to graduating from the program.

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 50 Arithmetic
  • 60 Reading
  • 60 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$5,800

Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
COM 111
Client Service Skills
2
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You will focus on developing effective client service skills which will include demonstrating providing information to clients, working with clients from diverse cultures, and managing difficult clients.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
COMM 291
Interpersonal Communications
2
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You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, and listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 103, COMM 112, COMM 135, COMM 155, COMM 160, COMM 291CE, COMM 381, HUMR 182, HUMR 186, JOBS 190, NEPS 114, NURS 114, NURS 163
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Print Distance Group, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Televised/SCN, Work Based Delivery
COMP 172
Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel
1
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You will learn the purpose and uses of a word processor and electronic spreadsheet. You will develop the basic skills of creating, editing and formatting documents and spreadsheets.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 120, COAP 172, COAP 381, COMP 120, COMP 172CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Group, Prior Learning
CORR 159
Community Justice Programs
1
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You will examine the various community agencies and alternative measures programs that are part of the court system.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 20.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
CORR 167
Criminal Justice System
3
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You will examine the components of the criminal justice system. You will examine how the components work together to respond to crime and crime control.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): CORR 167CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Group, Prior Learning
LAW 162
Criminal Law
3
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You will examine the Criminal Code and its relationship to selected criminal offenses and cases. You will also examine elements of a crime, pre-trial criminal procedures and the significance of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as it impacts on criminal law.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning
LAW 165
Provincial Legal Acts, Statutes and Regulations
2
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You will apply various legal acts, statutes and regulations that are common in court proceedings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
OPRL 142
Court Office Systems and Procedures
3
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You will examine the various court office systems and procedures. You will manage court documents, and use the daily docket system, file systems, and apply court protocols and procedures.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
OPRO 146
Recordkeeping
1
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You will learn basic recordkeeping procedures for filing, handling cash, including daily financial reports and month end reports in a court office situation.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 20.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
SPSY 160
Professional Behaviour & Ethics
3
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You will learn the concepts of professional behaviour as they apply to the field of court services.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
WORK 168
Two Week Work Experience
0
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You will demonstrate knowledge and skills in a work place setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 75.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Part-Time Delivery

Some courses in this program might also be offered through part-time programming.

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

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