Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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Public Administration, Certificate

The power of one, serving many.

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Online

In-class/Face-to-face

Work experience

None

Open to International

No

Length

Varies

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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.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Prepare for a career in public administration

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

Student studying in the library

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.

One of:

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

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.

Faculty/staff profile

Allison Betton

Allison Betton

Instructor (On Leave)

Allison Betton joined Camosun College in 2016 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2017.  Allison teaches in the Bachelor of ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Odette Coccola Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Odette Coccola

Instructor

Odette joined Camosun in 2007, teaching Business Law part-time and continuing her law practice in Victoria.  In 2013 she moved to full-time teach ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

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Coralee Czinkota

Instructor

Coralee Czinkota joined Camosun College in the Fall of 2019 and teaches in the Bachelor of Business Administration program within the Management and H ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Carole Gosse Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Carole Gosse

Instructor

Carole Gosse joined Camosun College in 1999 as the Co-op Coordinator for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. She became a fulltime business i ... Read more

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Jason Johnson

Program Leader

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Timothy Kemp Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Timothy Kemp

Recruitment & Retention Program Leader

Timothy Kemp trained as a policy analyst and worked for the federal and provincial governments in a variety of roles, including strategic planner, pro ... Read more

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Sonja Kennedy

Instructor

Sonja started teaching Labour Relations part-time at Camosun in 2017 while working full-time in Labour Relations in the Public Sector. Sonja moved to ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Dale Samsonoff

Dale Samsonoff

Program Leader

Dale Samsonoff joined Camosun College in 2019 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2020. Dale teaches in the Bachelor of Business ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 Karen Stephens Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Karen Stephens

Instructor

Karen has been with Camosun College in various capacities for 31 years. She began her career in Continuing Education where she developed adult learnin ... Read more

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Halinka Szwender Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Halinka Szwender

Instructor

Halinka joined Camosun College in 1996 in the Cooperative Education Department. Upon completion of her MBA in 2007, she has been teaching full time in ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Susanne Thiessen

Susanne Thiessen

Instructor

Gasán uu dáng gíidang? Camosun College campuses are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. I would like to a ... Read more
Looking down the walkway next to Dawson building, Lansdowne campus.

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

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

Location link

Campus Map

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: 250-370-4104