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Public Administration

Public Administration

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:PAD
Campus:Newnham
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The role of government in today's complex society requires that public servants possess sophisticated, multi-disciplinary skills that will result in effective, competent and ethical administration. This program is designed to enable you to study the challenges associated with the myriad facets of government, including service provision, policy development and implementation, prudent fiscal management, project management and conflict resolution.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or post-secondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
  • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the post-secondary level.

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants are ranked based on the strength of their academic background: grades, number of completed credits and relevance to the program.
  • Admission to this program is highly competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • High degree of computer literacy

Fees

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Your Career

As a graduate of this intensive two-semester graduate certificate program you'll be prepared to work in the municipal and non-profit sectors in particular, although you will also have the skills that are required for work at any level of government. Areas of employment or positions may include policy and compliance analysis, administrative officers, program support officers and project officers.

Co-operative Education Option

For qualified students, there is an optional four month co-op opportunity after completion of the two academic semesters of the program. Should you be accepted into this co-op program, you will have a shared responsibility for securing employment opportunities.

Affiliations/Associations

Seneca's partnership with the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), allows students in the PAD program to complete both of the AMCTO's Municipal Administration (MAP) and Municipal Accounting and Finance (MAFP) programs and receive certificates of completion for both from the AMCTO.

Completion of the MAP program is one of the pre-requisites necessary for applying for the Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) designation with the AMCTO.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
PAD110 Municipal Issues and the Evolution of Local Government
PAD130 Public Sector Financial Management
PAD140 Public Sector Governance and Systems
PAD150 Communications in Public Administration
PAD220 Municipal Management and Administrative Structures
PAD230 Project Management
 
Semester 2
PAD120 Municipal law and Ethics in Government
PAD160 Municipal Revenues
PAD210 Human Resources and Municipal Management
PAD250 Dispute Resolution in Municipal Government
PAD260 Public Policy Research and Analysis
PAD270 Economic Development
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
PAD110 Municipal Issues and the Evolution of Local Government
PAD130 Public Sector Financial Management
PAD140 Public Sector Governance and Systems
PAD150 Communications in Public Administration
PAD220 Municipal Management and Administrative Structures
PAD230 Project Management
 
Semester 2
PAD120 Municipal law and Ethics in Government
PAD160 Municipal Revenues
PAD210 Human Resources and Municipal Management
PAD250 Dispute Resolution in Municipal Government
PAD260 Public Policy Research and Analysis
PAD270 Economic Development
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shanda Reid
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22805
Shanda.Reid@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Randy Ramnanan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
Randy.Ramnanan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Co-op Coordinator: Laura Occhiuto
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26416
Laura.Occhiuto@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Mark Leavens
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26390
Mark.Leavens@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Wanda Forsythe
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
Wanda.Forsythe@senecacollege.ca
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