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PADM 112 Introduction to Public Administration

Effective date: January 2017

The course will examine the framework of how the business of government at all three levels (municipal, provincial and federal) operate.  It will address the principles of managing within government and will review the internal organization and external environment in which public sector managers must operate, including the impact of politics on decision making.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PADM 211 Planning in Government

Effective date: May 2005

This course will highlight issues in resource management, and examine the need for strategic and operational planning for government.  A project management focus will incorporate the general principles, practices, tools and resources associated with managing diverse projects within the public sector.  A review of the impact of such plans on communities and the need to seek community input will be included.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

PADM 219 Current Issues in Government

Effective date: January 2017

This course will examine issues relevant to public sector management and will provide new topics each semester covering changes to legislation, external forces, stakeholder issues, and other trends.  Students may take this course up to three times for credit in a credentialed program.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
42 hours total
Related programs
Public Administration
Tuition
$82.65 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PADM 227 Government Services

Effective date: September 2005 

This course focuses on the design, delivery, and management of government services at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. It will cover issues related to providing services, including the transition of public policy into programs, performance management and service quality and leadership.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

PADM 230 Public Finance in Canada

Effective date: May 2005

This course provides an examination of the finance function in the three levels of government in Canada - federal, provincial (with an emphasis on British Columbia), and local.  The course addresses the organization and responsibilities of public finance, discusses the major funding sources for government programs, and provides an introduction to some of the key issues and problems currently facing public finance officials.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

PADM 240 Law and Administration

Effective date: May 2005

This course will provide an introduction to the principles of administrative law, how legislation is created and the powers and duties of administrative authorities.  The course will also examine the legal principles behind the provincial legislature and municipal bodies and their legal powers in a Canadian context.  It will incorporate an overview of how policy becomes regulation and law.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

PADM 260 Managing Multi-Party Decisions

Effective date: September 2006

In this skill based course, the emphasis is placed on the techniques necessary to manage decision processes which involve multiple stake holders.   

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Human Resource Management; Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PADM 276 Application Project

Effective date: September 2007

This directed studies course is designed as a capstone course.  Students will work individually and with faculty supervision to complete a special project for their current employer or for another public sector client.  The project will deal with a real organizational or operational issue requiring analysis and recommendations.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
Self-Paced
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$165.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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