|Canada, Ontario, Kitchener
|Graduate Certificate, College
|1 year/ 2 semesters, plus 1 Optional Co-op term
|CA$18,808 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$14,935), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English-speaking country or, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Public service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions, usually through employment in either a government or a non-profit organization. This graduate certificate program provides students with the skills, knowledge and practical experience critical to a career in public service. Students will learn about the inner workings of government at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. The program will address issues such as public ethics, policy formulation, government and public sector structures, leadership, and management. Through the program, students will develop skills in critical thinking, analytical communications and problem-solving to pursue a career as a public servant.
Applying to the Co-op Stream
The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.
Co-operative Education integrates academic studies with program-related experience in the workplace. This results in better-trained workers who are familiar with their professional expectations and have the skills needed to contribute to an organization right from the start.
The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Every student who meets academic eligibility requirements may not be admitted to the co-op stream.
To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 85% session weighted average with no dropped or failed courses.
Graduates of this program can expect to have the specialized soft skills (including communications, leadership, organizational development and planning) to pursue or advance career opportunities in these services at the international, national, provincial, or local level.