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||Diploma in Public Administration
The Diploma in Public Administration provides students with a theoretical and applied framework for thinking about and understanding government, as well as a solid foundation in government structures, operations and systems.
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.
Students are introduced to the professionalism of public administration, becoming reflective, ethically aware, and accountable practitioners. Developing skills in public administration and governance, including the ability to lead others and manage conflict, will ensure students are responsive to change and skilled at building relationships with diverse stakeholders and community groups. They further develop the skills to identify current and emerging issues and trends and how these impact and drive government decisions.
The critical importance of relationships within the context of public administration are explored, including Indigenous rights holders with direct respect to reconciliation.
Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities
Upon completion of the program, graduates may be employed in a variety of public administration settings.
Graduates may transfer to a bachelor of public administration program at a number of post-secondary institutions in BC, or continue on to Camosun’s Bachelor of Business Administration program.