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Public Administration

Public Administration

Program Code:PAD
Campus:Newnham
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Work Term

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.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

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.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 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
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
PAD441 Public Administration, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

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 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
CWT100 or
PAD441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Public Administration, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Stacy Chan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22806
Stacy.Chan@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration Advisor:
  Femi Nelson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22107
Femi.Nelson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Shanda Reid
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22722
Shanda.Reid@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Elaine Fenner
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26995
Elaine.Fenner@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
Additional Contacts:
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