Court Support Services

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Program Code: 2470

School: The Business School

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The Court Support Services program at Centennial College will give you a broad perspective on the many supporting roles in the varied world of the courtroom. This School of Business offering focuses on a real-world hands-on practical approach that sees you learn through courses that incorporate:

  •  Career-oriented assignments.
  •  Mock trials.
  •  Regular attendance in family, criminal, small claims and municipal court settings.
  •  Attendance at various tribunal hearings.
  •  Work experience.

Because the field will require you to interact with judges, lawyers and other courtroom personnel, you gain an understanding of Canadian law and how the courtroom clerk functions in civil, criminal, tribunal and family law settings.

The work experience provided in this certificate program, meanwhile, provides an opportunity to shadow professionals in a courtroom to gain practical, real courtroom knowledge. Faculty and staff in the Court Support Services program will work closely with you to maximize your shadowing experience.

If you enjoy getting your courtroom fix from TV shows, it's time to put down the remote and join the action by attending the Court Support Services program.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CTSS-101 Court Clerk Criminal - OCJ Progress Campus
CTSS-103 Court Clerk - Family 1 Progress Campus
CTSS-106 Practicum 1/SCJ Progress Campus
KEYS-101 Keyboarding 1 Progress Campus
LAWS-111 Introduction to Canadian Law Progress Campus
OAGN-115 Introduction to Word Processing Progress Campus
OAGN-118 Document Review & Proofreading Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
CTSS-102 Communications - CTSS Progress Campus
CTSS-111 Court Clerk - Family 2 Progress Campus
CTSS-112 Court Monitor Progress Campus
CTSS-113 Clerk/POA Progress Campus
CTSS-114 Practicum 2/Ethics Progress Campus
KEYS-102 Keyboarding 2 Progress Campus
OAGN-116 Word Processing Applications Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (Grade C average) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • Experienced faculty members who work within the court system provide you with legal and practical hands-on learning opportunities.
  • In the program's Court Support Services courses, you complete realistic, career-oriented assignments.

Career Outlook

  • Court registrar
  • Court support staff
  • Court clerk
  • Court reporter

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U,or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,061.00 $3,996.50
International $13,283.00 $2,344.00 $15,627.00