This certificate program provides local government managers and students with opportunities to improve the quality of local government systems in Colorado. The course content emphasizes competence in specific policy products, and provides the School of Public Affairs with the opportunity to partner with local government agencies as a workforce development partner and technical assistance provider. Further, the certificate is designed for people interested in or around a professional career in local government who may also become interested in enrolling in the Master in Public Administration (MPA) program.
The Local Government Certificate Program consists of four 3-credit hour graduate courses totaling 12 hours of graduate coursework. PAD 5625 or PAD 5626, and PAD 5503 must be completed before enrolling in PAD 5630 and PAD 5631. PAD 5630 and PAD 5631 may be taken in any order.