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Public Administration (Certificate)

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Total Credits: 30
Credential: Certificate in Public Administration
Program Code: PADM.CERT
CIP: 44.0401


Students pursuing the Certificate in Public Administration will develop critical skills in public administration and governance, including building relationships with diverse stakeholders and community groups. Applied learning opportunities expose students to different perspectives and government objectives, enabling them to consider issues in new and creative ways, and bring this understanding to their own practice.

Relationships within the context of public administration are explored, including with Indigenous community leadership and governance.

Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities

Upon completion of this certificate, graduates may be employed in a variety of public administration settings.

Students may transfer to a diploma or bachelor of public administration program at a number of post-secondary institutions in BC, or enrol in one of Camosun’s Bachelor of Business Administration programs.

All of the program courses, excluding ACCT 161  , are also part of the Diploma in Public Administration.


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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of the history of government and of the evolution of Indigenous, local, provincial and federal government structures and bureaucracies in Canada to be an effective public servant.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively both internally and externally with governments, Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional and public responsibility and make positive contributions to the field of public administration. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of relationships in multi-party decisions.
  • Apply basic accounting procedures to record and complete basic financial functions.


Program Participation Requirements

  • Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite (e.g. “C” in Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 073 MATH 077 , MATH 137, or “C+” in MATH 072 MATH 075 , or MATH 135).  Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun’s Math assessment in or before their first semester of study.

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