Fanshawe College

Court Support Services - COS1


The Court Support Services program is designed to provide graduates with the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in various court support and court and client service positions for the Ontario Courts, as well as providing specialized evidence recording and interactive learning activities focused on courtroom staff roles with an emphasis on professionalism and decorum. Graduates can expect excellent employment opportunities in this sector or can take advantage of the other law-focused programs in the School of Public Safety to further expand their skill set. Students who graduate from the Court Support Services program will be prepared for a range of careers within the courtroom and various other areas with Ontario Courts. Courses within the program have been designed by industry experts to include current and up-to-date skills in order to prepare students for the industry’s recruitment needs. Students will be introduced to working in both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice which oversee various disciplines and jurisdictions of law including Criminal, Family, Civil, and Provincial Offences. Courses in the program include instruction and use of current court software such as Liberty Court Recording, FTR, and CaseLines. Students have a balance of both class and lab time during the program and also benefit from observing court in progress. Students also learn crucial skills required in the profession such as courtroom decorum, communication skills, professionalism, and legal knowledge. This is one of the only programs of its kind in Ontario to provide field placements in Ontario courthouses, giving students invaluable industry experience before they graduate. Please note: the majority of courses in the Court Support Services program take place after 6 p.m.

Program Duration:
34 weeks
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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