Community Economic Development Certificate
Delve into the emerging field of economic development with this one-of-a-kind online certificate. You will develop practical business skills as you learn how small businesses and municipal governments work together to advance local economies. You have up to five years to complete this program with the option to ladder into the Business Administration (Management) diploma.
These practical business courses cover key topics such as partnerships between business and government, project management, writing business plans and project proposals for economic development, and communication skills. Students can develop the holistic skill set needed for local economic development in rural and urban communities. The skills and knowledge gained in this program will help students grow in positions such as economic development officer, liaison officer, community development officer, planning officer, program officer, and more, in a variety of organizations such as municipal governments, economic development agencies, small businesses, nonprofits, and more.
Admission and Completion
To get started, simply submit an application through ApplyAlberta. All applicants, including students educated in Canada, must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission. There are no additional entrance requirements for this program. You can take up to five years to complete all certificate courses and must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time that you register for the program's first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).
Laddering and Transferability
You can transfer these Community Economic Development courses into the full-time or part-time Business Administration diploma (Management major) at SAIT. You must meet the admission requirements for the diploma. You have a maximum of seven years to complete all 20 diploma courses (including the certificate-level). The diploma has degree transfer agreements, enabling you to ladder from certificate to diploma to degree.
Course Availability and Registration
Courses for this program may be available through Continuing Education, offered in the evenings and weekends, and/or through Distance Education, available online.
For more information, please contact:
- School of Business
- Distance Education Support Services
Ten courses are required to complete this program.
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS|
|Communication and Presentation Skills||
|Introductory Financial Accounting I||ACCT-215|
|Municipal Structure and Governance||MNGT-367|
|Economic Development Fundamentals||ECON-355|
- School of Business