Program Highlights

Learn about local government administration and gain hands-on skills – for people working for a municipality, regional district, First Nation government, improvement district or supporting agency.

As a student of the Local Government Administration Certificate you’ll gain a broader understanding of local government in BC, develop new skills you can apply right away and learn from local government leaders and colleagues. The only program of its kind in BC, the four core courses and one elective are all offered as in-person, interactive seminars. Once you graduate, you'll be a more knowledgeable and effective staff member, manager, leader and change agent within your organization.

  • 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

Important Dates

Application Dates

Sep 4, 2018 - Nov 5, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 5, 2019 - Apr 30, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 12, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 4, 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

2020 Course Offerings

Our 2020 course offerings include the following:

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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