Local Government Administration Certificate
Global & Community Studies, School of Public Administration
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
Program Requirements and Outlines
|PADM 200||Local Government Admin in BC||3.00 credits|
|PADM 201||Local Government Serv. in BC||3.00 credits|
|PADM 202||Municipal Finance in BC||3.00 credits|
|PADM 203||Municipal Law in BC||3.00 credits|
|Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:|
Post Secondary Elective
|PADM 204||Ldrship In Local Gov Organiz.||3.00 credits|
|PADM 205||Adv.Comm.Skils-Local Gov't||3.00 credits|
|PADM 207||Managing People in Local Gov't||3.00 credits|
|PADM 208||Planning for Non-Planners||3.00 credits|
|PADM 209||Fund Local Gov't Corporate Adm||3.00 credits|
|PADM 305||LG Policy Analysis Skills||3.00 credits|
|PADM 306||Project Mgmt for Local Gov'ts||3.00 credits|
|PADM 307||Ethics for Local Gov'ts||3.00 credits|
|Required Courses Credits Required||15.00|
Application & Document Deadline
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
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.
Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.