The Local Government Administration Diploma program is a multi-disciplinary and applied program which builds on the Local Government Administration Certificate and Advanced Certificate. The diploma is designed for professionals currently working in local government who wish to achieve more in depth understanding, knowledge and skills in the field. The program is designed so that the students can combine their full-time professional responsibilities with part-time undergraduate studies over three to five years.
Students successfully completing the Local Government Administration Diploma will gain a through understanding of a wide range of local government issues. They will be able to identify, analyze and recommend solutions to workplace challenges while also strengthening their research, communication and management skills. Students will complete all currently offered PADM courses in addition to other post-secondary electives from a wide variety of subject areas.
The Diploma program is best suited to students who:
The program consists of 11 required courses (33 credits) and 9 elective courses (27 credits). This program is based upon existing courses which are currently offered by Capilano University. A minimum of 10 courses (30 credits) must be completed at Capilano University. Please see
Program Requirements for complete details.
All courses in the program can be applied toward the Provincial Board of Examiners certificates, which are recognized by local government employers across British Columbia.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.