This program is designed to provide you with the many specialized knowledge and skills required to work in various court support staff capacities for the courts in Ontario focusing on the roles of the Courtroom Clerk/Registrar, Court Reporter and Court Services Officer positions, as well as in agencies, on boards and tribunals, and in administrative positions within the justice sector.
In addition, it will enable you to gain the specialized evidence recording and skills required to work for organizations such as law firms and private court reporting agencies. You will also obtain a solid foundation that will help prepare you for work in many other areas within the justice sector.
You should possess excellent oral and written communication skills; have a high degree of responsibility, punctuality, maturity and conscientiousness; and have the ability to work independently with little supervision and as part of a team.
Prior to admission you should attend a courtroom setting and speak to a court support services worker or a member of an agency, board or commission to acquire knowledge about his or her duties.
Please note: You are required to complete a criminal record and a judicial matters check prior to entering into your second semester field placement.