Local Government Administration Advanced Certificate

  • The Local Government Administration Advanced Certificate program is a multi-disciplinary program which builds upon the foundation of the Local Government Administration Certificate by enhancing individual knowledge and skills. Through the program students will learn to be more effective in their current and future roles as leaders and change agents in municipalities, regional districts, First Nations governments, improvement districts and related agencies throughout British Columbia.

    The Advanced Certificate program is best suited to students who:

    • Wish to continue their studies beyond the certificate level and enhance their knowledge and skills
    • Are able to take courses offered in a six day residential format (MATI)
    • Have taken other post-secondary courses from Capilano University or another institution that can be considered as for transfer credit

    Students successfully completing the Local Government Administration Advanced Certificate will improve their understanding of current local government issues, public policy development and corporate administration, while also improving their research, communication and management skills. Students will chose among elective courses in local government leaderships, human resources/managing people and community planning in addition to other post-secondary electives from a wide variety of subject areas. All courses in the program can be applied toward the Provincial Board of Examiners certificates.

    The program consists of 8 required courses (24 credits) plus 7 elective courses (21 credits).  At least 8 courses must be in Public Administration - PADM. This program is based upon existing courses currently offered by Capilano University, and at minimum of 8 courses (24 credits) must be completed at Capilano University. Please see Program Requirements for complete details.

    Admission Requirements for the Local Government Administration Advanced Certificate Program

    • BC Secondary School Graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent OR Mature Student status or permission of the program coordinator; AND
    • Current employment in a municipality, regional district, First Nations government, Improvement District or supporting agency.