BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

First Nations Public Administration Diploma

Department: Business
Program Delivery Location: Merritt, Community Based
Credential: Diploma
Format: Full-Time, Part-Time

First Nations Public Administration Diploma

The First Nation Public Administration (FNPA) Program is comprised of both a certificate and a diploma. The FNPA certificate is a 10 course, 30-credit program offered through community-based delivery or semester delivery. The diploma is an additional 10 course, 30-credit program, which offers six core courses and the option to specialize in one of four areas; Education Administration, Health Administration, Band Management, or Housing Administration, to complete the last four (4) courses. The Program offers courses for administrators and managers who require specific skills and education necessary for effective and responsible management in local First Nations governments and Aboriginal organizations. Course topics include: organizational design and development; human resource administration; labour relations, policy development and implementation; legislative and government structure (provincial and federal); communication; economics; housing issues; administrative law; research; ethics; financial management; information management: accounting; finite mathematics and Treaty negotiations related to your field and its impacts.

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