Court Services Administrator

Applied Certificate
Court Services Administrator

Program Overview

Court Services Administrator is a 16-week applied certificate program offered at our Sask Polytech campuses and at some off-campus locations. 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
  • record keeping, 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 (1416)$47,800 - $77,000
Law ClerkParalegal and Related Occupations (4211)$41,600 - $80,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

August 28, 2023 (Saskatoon campus) – Program delivery will be remote/online and will include an on-site work experience.
January 2, 2024 (Regina campus) Program delivery will be remote/online and include an on-site work experience

Delivery is subject to student enrollment

For more information about delivery of this program, contact Kevin Krawec at 306-765-1737 or


16 weeks


  • Prince Albert
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon


Admission Requirements


  • Students will need to have introductory level skills in Microsoft Office prior to entering the program.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check for access to police agencies for tours and prior to entering the work experience component of the program. At the discretion of the community agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility. Program applicants should be aware that, for the purpose of the Criminal Record Check, they must request this from the police service in their home community, whether it is from a municipal/city police service or from the RCMP detachment that services their home area.
    • If you have a criminal record for which a record suspension (pardon) has not been granted, or a matter that is currently before the courts, you may be unable to complete the program.

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative 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 Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 240 Reading
  • 238 Writing


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

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 approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.


2022/23 Academic Year



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CLTR 100
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You will examine the elements of cultural, gender and disability diversity in Canada and the processes that promote inclusion. You will explore elements of Indigenous culture with a view to understanding both historical elements and contemporary issues in Canada. Your studies will also provide opportunities to participate in various cultural practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
CORR 100
Managing Clients in Public Safety Settings
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You will develop specific skills for interacting with diverse groups of individuals in various public safety situations and settings. Content will include strategies for dealing with clients in high stress situations and strategies to defuse hostile situations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
CORR 159
Extrajudicial Programs
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You will examine the various community agencies and alternative measures programs that are part of the court system.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
CORR 167
Criminal Justice System
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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): YCW 187
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
LAW 162
Criminal Law
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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 and their impact on criminal law.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
OPRL 142
Court Office Systems and Procedures
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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: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
SPSY 160
Professional Behaviour and Ethics
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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, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
WORK 168
Work Experience
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You will perform court service administrator functions in a court services setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 75.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Work Experience - Group
Total semester credits: 21

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