Local Government Administration Advanced Certificate

Global & Community Studies, School of Public Administration

Credential
Advanced 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 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.

Intakes

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

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$8,210 $1,091 $9,301
Year 2$1,954 $663 $2,616
Total$10,164 $1,754 $11,917

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 21.00

Elective Courses

Total credits: 24.00

Choose 21.00 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 Deadline

Oct 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Apr 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Jul 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1  4 p.m.

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

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).

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Contact

Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.

Student Information Services


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

School of Public Administration


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