Local Government Administration Certificate

Global & Community Studies, School of Public Administration

Credential
Certificate

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 CampusFallPart-Time
Off CampusSpringPart-Time
Off CampusSummerPart-Time

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 15.00

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

Total program credits: 15.00

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

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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