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Public Service (Optional Co-op)

Conestoga College - Doon
Canada, Ontario, Kitchener
Tuition fee CA$18,033 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,500), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Dormitory fee CA$10,000 per year

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses during the two academic semesters.

  • Including rent and meals (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and subject to change.

There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

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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.

Career opportunities

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.

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States