Certificate in Local Government Administration (Advanced)

Faculty of Global & Community Studies
School of Public Administration

Credential
Certificate

Program Highlights

Build a career as a leader and change agent in local governments including municipalities, regional districts, First Nations governments, improvement districts and related agencies throughout B.C.

Building on the Local Government Administration Certificate, this multi-disciplinary certificate will help advance your career by improving your understanding of current local government issues, public policy development and corporate administration, while also improving your research, communication and management skills.

Choose among elective courses in local government leadership, human resources and community planning.

All courses in the program can be applied toward the Provincial Board of Examiners certificates.

  • Demonstrate knowledge related to four the local government core areas: administration, services, finance and law.
  • Employ basic research methods and demonstrate critical analysis skills for written reports on local government issues.
  • Prepare and demonstrate competency in delivery of oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, including leadership and conflict resolution, to deal with interpersonal and team situations.
  • Integrate public interest and global perspectives into projects, situation analysis and decision making.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
Off CampusSpringPart-Time
Off CampusSummerPart-Time
Off CampusFallPart-Time

Required Courses

Total credits: 21.00

Required:
PADM 200Local Government Administration in BC3.00 credits
PADM 201Local Government Services in BC3.00 credits
PADM 202Municipal Finance in BC3.00 credits
PADM 203Municipal Law in BC3.00 credits
PADM 209Fundamentals of Local Government Corporate Administration3.00 credits
PADM 305Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills: Policy Analysis for Local Government Professionals3.00 credits
ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher3.00 credits

 

Elective Courses

Total credits: 24.00

Choose 18.00 credits of electives:
Business or Commerce credits (including Accounting, General Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management, International Business, Applied Business Technology)
Humanities credits (including English, Communications, Foreign Languages, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Technical Writing)
Other Public Administration credits (including Public Management, Local Government Law, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Program Evaluation, Performance Management, Leading and Managing in the Non-Profit Sector, Ethics, Economic Development, Corporate Administration, First Nations - Local Government Relations)
Science/Applied Science credits (including Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Landscape Architecture, Math, Physics, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology)
Social Science credits (including Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Geography, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Community Planning)

 

Total program credits: 45.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Aug 21, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Aug 21, 2019 - Apr 30, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 12, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Aug 21, 2019 - Jul 7, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 9, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Apr 28, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Nov 3, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents
    2. Pay your application fee
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you

Admission Requirements

Program-specific requirements

  • Current employment in a municipality, regional district, First Nation Government, Improvement District or supporting agency

Program-specific requirements

  • Current employment in a municipality, regional district, First Nation Government, Improvement District or supporting agency

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Contact

Have questions about this program?

School of Public Administration


604 990 7976
Cedar Building, room 324
localgovernment@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca

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