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:
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.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.