Program at a glance
Area of Study
Open to International
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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.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
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.
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 Major, Human 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
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.
- C in English 12
- C in English 12 Camosun Alternative
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the 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.
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.