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MAP400 - Professional Issues In Municipal Government
This subject will allow the student to gain an understanding of the roles and areas of specialty in the municipal government and the various professional and ethical issues that are commonly encountered. Resume preparation, interview skills and job search strategies will also be covered in this subject.
MAP407 - Introduction To Real Estate Law
Introduction to Real Estate Law: This introduction to real estate law covers Ontario land registration systems and specific interest in land. Topics include a review of the relevant legal documents, governmental controls on the use and disposition of land, registered owner status, and relevant statutes.
MAP410 - Municipal Tax Administration
The student will be introduced to an overview of municipal finances and how they have evolved to the present. The student will be shown the changes affecting property taxation, which include education taxes, elimination of the business occupancy tax, and the system of tax rates. Further, the student will be taken through an overview of the property assessment and taxation system followed by the Tax Collector's Statutory Guide and a second look at the tax roll.
TO COMPLETE MAP410 ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHACE THE AMTCO TEXT.
MAP411 - Management In The Municipality
This is the final course in the Municipal Administration Program and provides an opportunity to look at the management of municipalities, both large and small. Legal limitations and requirements on municipal action are explored. Land use and strategic planning processes are described. The two key areas of records administration and purchasing are looked at in detail. Effective management skills are discussed, including issues around personnel recruitment, supervision, development and evaluation; and the importance of good internal and external communications.
Pre-requisites: MAP 111, MAP 211, MAP 311
MAP412 - Urban Studies
The purpose of this course is to present the student with a practical understanding of how the local planning process works in Ontario. Through a combination of lectures, assignments and field trips, the student will be exposed to all the participants and steps involved in achieving project approvals.