For over 20 years and with over 700 graduates, Capilano University's Local Government Administration Certificate program has been highly valued by those working for and with local governments across BC and their employers.
There are four core courses and one elective course in the program, and most students complete their Local Government Administration Certificate in two years, taking one or two courses per term. The four core courses are listed below. For details on program and course content, see Core Course Descriptions, Program Brochure and Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 courses.
The only program of its kind in BC, all our courses are in-person, interactive seminars. As a result, our students:
After obtaining their Local Government Administration Certificate, many of our graduates choose to pursue further advancement opportunities such as:
Local Government Administration Certificate - 15 credits
The four core courses (PADM 200, PADM 201, PADM 202 and PADM 203) provide 12 of the 15 credits required for the Certificate in Local Government Administration. To graduate, students will have to complete one additional three-credit post secondary course (such as a MATI course, PADM 209, PADM 305, PADM 306 or PADM 307). Please see Program Requirements for complete details. Students who have previously taken other university courses, may apply to have three of those credits transferred towards the Certificate in Local Government Administration. The Registrar’s Office must be provided with official transcripts and a copy of transcripts must be sent to Alison McNeil, Program Chair. All transfer requests are assessed on a case by case basis.
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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.