Public Administration students

Public Administration, Certificate

The power of one, serving many.

Program at a glance



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Public Administration students

The business of government

Start in September, January or May!

Develop critical skills in public administration and governance including building relationships with diverse stakeholders and community groups. Through applied learning, you will experience different perspectives and objectives to consider issues in new and creative ways.

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Prepare for a career in public administration

You’ll work through courses in public administration, government services and public finance.

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Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$3,166 (domestic)

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The program consists of 10 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term.  Program courses are delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program is taken on a part-time basis.

After Graduation

As a graduate, you are prepared to be employed in a variety of public administration settings.

You can also choose to continue your education at Camosun with the Diploma in Public Administration or enrol in one of the School of Business diplomas or Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting MajorHuman Resource Management & Leadership Major or Marketing Major.

Talk to an Academic Advisor to learn more about your options.

Government employees may apply for the Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery administered through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing upon completion of PADM 112, PADM 227, PADM 230 and PADM 240.

A rewarding career

Government managers in BC earn a median annual salary* of $95,800 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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Academic Calendar

Note: Students who have already completed some course work at a professional institute or another post-secondary institution should submit official transcripts to be assessed for transfer credit.

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.



Faculty/staff profile


Jason Johnson

Program Leader

Faculty/staff profile

Stephen Scott Program Leader/Instructor, Hospitality, Tourism, & Golf Management

Stephen Scott

Department Chair

Stephen Scott is a Chartered Professional Accountant who began teaching at Camosun College in 2012 after working in senior finance roles in the hospit ...

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Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

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Fax: 250-370-4104