Public Administration, Certificate

The power of one, serving many. Prepare for a career in public administration with courses in public administration, government services and public finance.

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.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Student studying in the library

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

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

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Public Administration, Certificate

$3,192* (domestic)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

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 details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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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.

 

CONTACT US

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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Coralee Czinkota

Program Leader

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

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Shelaina Postings

Program Leader

Shelaina Postings joined Camosun College in 2019 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2021. Shelaina teaches in the Bachelor of B ...

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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 ...

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

 

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