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Local Government Administration Advanced Certificate
Faculty of Global & Community Studies
School of Public Administration
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 BC.
Building on the Local Government Administration Certificate, this multi-disciplinary Advanced 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.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.
Total program credits: 45.00
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status; or permission of the program coordinator
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
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).
2019 Course Offerings
Our 2019 course offerings include the following:
- PADM 305 Problem Solving & Policy Writing Skills for Local Gov't Professionals (pdf)
- PADM 307 Ethics and the Responsible Local Government Professional (pdf)
- PADM Courses - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 (pdf)
- Student Information Form (pdf)
- Local Government Program Brochure (pdf)
- 2019 MATI Courses (pdf)
- 2019 MATI Advanced Communication Skills Course (pdf)
- 2019 MATI Managing People in Local Government Organizations Course (pdf)
- 2019 MATI Leadership in Local Government Organizations Course (pdf)
- 2019 MATI The Successful CAO Course (pdf)
- PADM 309 Municipal Administration & Community Involvement (pdf)
Visit MATI Courses for more information.