BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-100 - Introduction To Community Economic Development - 3.00 Credits

ACED-100 - Introduction To Community Economic Development - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
ACED 100 clarifies the importance of Community Economic Development as a strategy for the development of economically marginalized and depressed communities. The course introduces students to the theory and practice of Community Economic Development, and provides them with an insight as to combining both theory and practice to help build capacity and sustainability within a community. It promotes a future role and job for the Community Economic Development Officer, and highlights how the successful completion of the course could help increase the development of healthy Aboriginal communities.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Diploma Term 1
  • Prerequisites : English 11, MATH 059 or Foundations Math 11 or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • identify the central issues that constitute the area of community economic development (CED);

  • define the field of CED in regard to a community or region;

  • explore the internal and external factors that lead to a community or region's well-being;

  • examine public policy initiatives at the federal and provincial/territorial levels in relation to CED;

  • distinguish between local economic development and community-based economic development;

  • assess the role of women and CED;

  • discuss the effects and opportunities of economic restructuring and technological change in communities;

  • explain the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in promoting CED;

  • describe financing of ced projects and different types of development strategies;

  • describe the various challenges facing economic development at the community level; and

  • understand the canadian context for a strategic planning approach to community economic development.
  • Text and Materials: Wuttunee,W.A. (current edition). Living rhythms: Lessons in Aboriginal Economic Resilience and Vision. Montreal Quebec; McGill-Queens University Press.
    Other Resources: Ameyaw,S. K. (current edition). Aboriginal Community Economic Development: Introductory Tool. Vancouver, B.C; Aboriginal Business Service Networks.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved December 2007.