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PADM 112 Intro 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.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • 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
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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

PADM 112 Foundations of Public Administration

Effective Date: September 2020

Students will examine the foundations of the Canadian legal system, including Indigenous law, and apply this knowledge to a range of business environments. Learners will obtain the theoretical and applied knowledge of basic legal principles as they pertain to business practices to ensure compliance with the law and reduce legal risk.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • 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
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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

PADM 211 Planning in Government

Effective date: January 2017

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
1
Format
7 lecture hours total
Related programs
Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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

Effective Date: September 2020

Students will examine issues relevant to public sector and community-based management and are introduced to strategic planning processes. Briefing notes and other tools will be used to execute these plans and applied to the examination of community and public sector based issues.

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

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks, standard and blended learning
Related programs
Local Government Administration, Managing for Government, Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

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
7 lecture hours total
Related programs
Public Administration
Tuition
TBD plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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

Effective Date: September 2020

This course is scheduled for cancellation as it is is no longer relevant to program outcomes.

PADM 227 Government Services

Effective date: January 2019

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 online lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

 

Effective Date: September 2020

Students will study the design, delivery, and management of government services at several levels of government. Viewing services through the planning, assurance, and control cycle, students evaluate the effects of digital government and the transition of public policy into services.

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

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks, standard and blended learning
Related programs
Local Government Administration, Managing for Government, Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

PADM 230 Public Finance in Canada

Effective date: January 2019

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 online lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

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

Effective Date: September 2020

Students will examine finance functions in all levels of government in Canada. They will be introduced to the responsibilities of public finance, and discuss major funding sources, budgeting, and expenditures for government programs. Key issues in public finance are explored.

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

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks, standard and blended learning
Related programs
Local Government Administration, Managing for Government, Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

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

PADM 240 Law and Administration

Effective date: January 2019

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 online lecture hours per week over 7 weeks
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

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

PADM 240 Administrative Law in Canada

Effective Date: September 2020

Students will examine the principles of administrative law at all levels of Canadian government, including Indigenous governments. Legal principles of administrative law with reference to Canada’s constitutional law, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, will be addressed. Other relevant legislation may be explored. Students will discuss the nature, role, and function of tribunals, along with the principles of Natural Justice and judicial review.

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

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours per week over 7 weeks, standard and blended learning
Related programs
Local Government Administration, Managing for Government, Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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

PADM 260 Managing Multi-Party Decisions

Effective date: January 2019

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
6 lecture hours over 7 weeks; standard and blending learning
Related programs
Human Resource Management; Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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

PADM 260 Multi-Party Decisions in Government

Effective Date: September 2020

Students are introduced to the complexity of decision making in governments as a process that may involve private, public and/or Indigenous rights and interests. Students will develop the skills necessary to effectively manage and influence decision-making processes with multiple stakeholders.

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

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours over 7 weeks; standard and blending learning
Related programs
Local Government Administration, Managing for Government, Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

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

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
TBD plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

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

Effective Date: September 2020

This course is scheduled for cancellation. Please see PADM 290 Current Issues in Public Administration

PADM 290 Current Issues in Public Administration

Effective date: September 2020

Students will integrate and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for successful leadership in the field of Public Administration. Through the exploration of trends and issues facing all levels of government in Canada, including Indigenous governments, students will apply knowledge of professional ethics, roles, community engagement and consultation. Students are encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest related to a contemporary or emerging issue.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
6 lecture hours over 7 weeks; standard and blending learning
Related programs
Local Government Administration; Managing for Government; Public Administration
Tuition
$257.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

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