Public Administration - Municipal (Accelerated)
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
The Public Administration – Municipal program prepares you for a career serving local government. You’ll gain knowledge of operations and functions of municipal government including policy–making, committee structures and processes, and budget processes. Students graduating from this program will complete the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks, and Treasurers' (AMCTO) Municipal Administration Program (MAP) as part of their diploma studies. The Municipal Administration Program (MAP) is one of the requirements to attain the “Certified Municipal Officer” (CMO) accreditation. You’ll register for the AMCTO courses at an additional cost.
- Substantial completion of a degree or completion of a diploma from a recognized college or university
- English proficiency at the college level
- Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M)
- See Accelerated Delivery Mode section
- Students are required to be highly literate in the English language with good writing and analytical skills to be successful in this accelerated program.
- Applicant selection will include the assessment of English skills/proficiency.
- Although not required for admission, a high degree of computer literacy, keyboarding skills at 40 w.p.m. and business mathematics are recommended.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Launch your career with an Ontario municipality, not–for–profit organization such as an agency, board or commission, or private sector entity serving local government. As a graduate of the Public Administration – Municipal diploma program you will be prepared to work as an entry–level municipal employee with knowledge of municipal policy– making procedures and processes, financial management and control, and the structure and operating principles of local government. In addition, you’ll have taken courses that are part of the requirements to attain the “Certified Municipal Officer” designation through the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).
This is an accelerated program for those who have completed a degree or diploma.
(The standard program is MAP.)
The accelerated version of the regular, four semester diploma program is designed for students who can demonstrate that they have previously achieved the academic equivalents of three general education credits and EAC150. This allows the completion of the professional subjects over a period of two semesters.
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BUS106||Business - Its Nature and Environment||4|
|EAC394||Effective Business Writing||3|
|ICA001||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|MAP111||Introduction to Local Government||4|
|MAP311||Municipal Financial Management||3|
|MAP312||Canadian Politics and Government||3|
|QNM106||Mathematics of Finance||4|
|SMS202||Microcomputer Business Applications II||3|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|MAP211||Municipal Administration Structure||3|
|MAP213||Municipal Software Applications||2|
|MAP400||Professional Issues in Municipal Government||2|
|MAP407||Introduction to Real Estate Law||3|
|MAP410||Municipal Tax Administration||3|
|MAP411||Management in the Municipality||3|
|MRK108||Introduction to Marketing||3|
|Program Coordinator:||Mark Leavens
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26390
|Program Chair:||Wanda Forsythe
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Salaha Fatima
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
|International Admissions Advisor:||Gina Lombardi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Joan Chong
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26199