BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-200 - Planning in Aboriginal Communities - 3.00 Credits

ACED-200 - Planning in Aboriginal Communities - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
ACED 200 is an interdisciplinary course. It examines economic, environment and social factors that impact or enhance Community Economic Development (CED) project design. Both successful and unsuccessful CED projects are examined to highlight CED strategies, principles and concepts that have positive impact on sustainable development planning in Aboriginal and small communities.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ACED Certificate 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:
  • describe the linkages between (economic)—jobs, income (social)—housing, health, education and skills development, (environment)--- quality of air, water, pollution level, quality of life in project design;

  • describe traditional culture and match appropriate cultural factors with methods that works well;

  • demonstrate the steps and processes in conducting sustainable development planning;

  • demonstrate specific knowledge and skills in leadership, project analysis and problem solving;

  • demonstrate skills in community organizing, facilitation and participation;

  • demonstrate a basic understanding of sustainable CED project design; and

  • demonstrate skills in critical thinking and project evaluation.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Guyette, Susan. (Current Edition) Planning for Balanced Development: A guide for Native American and Rural Communities. Santa Fe Clear Light Publishers.
  • Roseland Mark (Current Edition) Towards Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments. Gabriola Island BC, Canada, New Society Publishers.

  • Dahl Lyon (Current Edition) The Eco Principle: Ecology and Economic s In Symbiosis, New Jersey ZED Books Publishers.

  • Institute for Sustainable Communities: www.iscvt.org
    International Institute for Sustainable Development: http://iisd.ca
    Building Sustainable Communities” www.sustainable .doe.gov
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved November 2005.