Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)

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First Nations Public Administration

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)

Faculty:Community Education
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Public Administration
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,675
Careers:Administrative OfficersProject Managers


The First Nation Public Administration (FNPA) Program is comprised of both a certificate and a diploma. The FNPA certificate is a 10 course, 30-credit program offered through community-based delivery or semester delivery. The diploma is an additional 10 course, 30-credit program, which offers six core courses and the option to specialize in one of four areas; Education Administration, Health Administration, Band Management, or Housing Administration, to complete the last four (4) courses. The Program offers courses for administrators and managers who require specific skills and education necessary for effective and responsible management in local First Nations governments and Aboriginal organizations. Course topics include: organizational design and development; human resource administration; labour relations, policy development and implementation; legislative and government structure (provincial and federal); communication; economics; housing issues; administrative law; research; ethics; financial management; information management: accounting; finite mathematics and Treaty negotiations related to your field and its impacts.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
Admission requirements are as follows: English 12 or ENGL 060; Principles of Math 11 or MATH 051, and; the completion of the FNPA Certificate.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 17, 2022