Public Administration One Year Technical Certificate

Public Administration

One-Year Technical Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide current information about the field of Public Administration. The purpose is to offer opportunities for individuals to learn how to be effective and efficient in work settings and roles in the public sector or in the non-profit organization. Students who are already employed in those settings can sharpen their skills, acquire new skills and knowledge and participate in practical experiences that will be useful on the job. Students who want to enter those fields will be able to acquire knowledge, develop skills to prepare to work in organizations and institutions or to serve in the public sector. The certificate is designed as a stand-alone certificate. However, students may apply credit earned in this certificate toward credits required to earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Public Administration. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered at LCCC's University Partnership.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Dorinda Masters at 440-366-7237 or

Fall Semester (First Year)
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
PBAD 151 Introduction to Public Administration3
PBAD 152 Program and Service Planning and Evaluation 3
PLSC 155State and Local Government OR


PLSC 156American National Government


SDEV 101 College 101 ^1
URBS 151 Introduction to Urban Studies 3
Spring Semester (First Year)
PBAD 155 Budget and Finance for Community Organizations 3
PBAD 158 Human Resource and Volunteer Management3
PBAD 161Fundraising and Grantmanship3
PBAD 251 Organizational Leadership 3
PBAD 252Survey of Legal Concepts3
SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Credit Hours: 34

1. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of thirteen or more credit hours.

Established    January 2002
Revised          February 2013

Effective        August 2013


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