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Municipal Administration Program (MAP)



 
 

Municipal Administration Program (MAP)

For over 60 years, MAP has been providing the foundation that municipal professionals need in order to cope with the challenges and complexities of the rapidly evolving municipal environment. This program consists of four units and is a stand-a-lone Certificate Program. Although it is recommended that you register to take one unit at a time, we do leave the decision up to the individual. You are the best person to determine if you can commit to the curriculum and schedule for more than one unit during the same term. Successful completion of the four units within a three-year timeline, is one of the four elements of AMCTO's Diploma in Municipal Administration (DMA) and MAP is also one pre-requisite for applying for AMCTO's Accreditation Programs (CMO or AMP).

Each year, AMCTO presents an award of excellence to the student who attains the highest cumulative mark upon completion of the four units of this program.

The AMCTO Board of Directors has approved the granting of exemptions for Units of MAP to graduates of relevant courses of study from accredited Canadian Universities - MAP Equivalency Assessment Application form.

Correspondence Offering - Registration is closed for the Fall 2020 Term and we are no longer  accepting registrations. Please set your calendar for December 1st, as this is when registration will open for the next term.

Classroom Offering - Spring and Fall 2020 MAP Classes now being offered via Digital Format instead of at the AMCTO Office. See registration details below. After you receive the immediate confirmation of your online registration transaction, the instructor will circulate the specific agenda and materials, one week before the first class of each unit.

If your municipality is interested in offering this certificate program in a classroom environment, consider bringing the MAP Units in-house. Contact Jeanne Moon, Coordinator of Programs & Services.

Correspondence Tuition Fees

All course materials are provided through online access
Fee for each unit is $412.45 (365.00 + 47.45 HST #R106732936)

If you would like a hardcopy of the textbook, an additional fee applies - $452.00 (365.00 + 35.00 + 52.00 HST #R106732936)
Note: Hardcopy textbook will be shipped after registration closes.

If you will not be registering online, forms can be found on the Assignment Schedule page, when registration is open.

‚ÄčCorrespondence Course Refund Policy: A student who cancels from any Unit before the first scheduled assignment due date is entitled to a partial refund of fees less a refund levy of $113.00 (includes HST). In order to receive the partial refund, you must submit written notice of your cancellation to Claudia Biasutto. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after the first scheduled assignment due date. A student cannot transfer their registration or payment to a later date. No returns accepted or no refunds for the hard copy textbook.
Registration for the MAP Unit 1 Correspondence Offering - Introduction to Local Government

Briefly traces the historical evolution of local government in Ontario, its adaptations to the pressures of growth and change, and the complex inter-governmental - and international - world in which local governments now operate. The rest of the unit mostly focuses on analyzing the external structure of local government.

Registration is closed for the Fall 2020 Term and we are no longer  accepting registrations. Please set your calendar for December 1st, as this is when registration will open for the next term.


Registration for the MAP Unit 2 Correspondence Offering - Municipal Administrative Structure

Focuses on the internal structure and organization of local government in Ontario, the ever-challenging relations between councilors and staff, and the municipal policy-making process. It concludes with an introduction to the nature of municipal management that sets the tone for the remaining two units of the program.

Registration is closed for the Fall 2020 Term and we are no longer  accepting registrations. Please set your calendar for December 1st, as this is when registration will open for the next term.
 

Registration for the MAP Unit 3 Correspondence Offering - Municipal Financial Management

Examines financial management in local government. The discussion covers the changes and trends in municipal expenditures and revenues. It also explains the general nature and features of municipal accounting as well as evaluates the changing nature of municipal financial reporting requirements. the unit includes topics such as accountability for public funds, tax and non-tax revenue sources, operating and capital expenditures, and asset management.

Registration is closed for the Fall 2020 Term and we are no longer  accepting registrations. Please set your calendar for December 1st, as this is when registration will open for the next term.


Registration for the MAP Unit 4 Correspondence Offering - Management in the Municipality

Surveys many facets of management, including the management of people, resources and information. It concludes with a lesson on the potential strategic management for aligning a municipality and its resources to confront and address unfolding challenges (of the sort described in the first lesson of the program) - thus bringing us full circle.

Registration is closed for the Fall 2020 Term and we are no longer  accepting registrations. Please set your calendar for December 1st, as this is when registration will open for the next term.


Challenging a MAP Unit

Applicants must have a minimum of five-years related municipal experience in a senior supervisory role and/or courses to receive approval to challenge any unit of MAP. Challenging any unit of MAP is an opportunity to receive credit for a specific MAP Unit without submitting assignments. Approved applicants will be required to submit a paper and write an exam for each unit. An overall minimum passing grade of 70% must be attained to gain credit for the specific MAP Unit you are challenging.
 

Challenge Fee with PDF version of textbook: $265.55 per unit (235.00 + 30.55 HST #R106732936)
Challenge Fee with PDF and Hardcopy of textbook: $305.10 per unit (235.00 + 35.00 + 35.10 HST #R106732936)

Those who meet the minimum requirements mentioned above and are interested in registereing to challenge any MAP Unit, submit the MAP Challenge Application to Rosita Bourke.
(only available when the correspondence registration is open).

MAP Classes - Now Delivered Through Digital Format

Registration is Closed and the Class is Full
Registering for the MAP Unit 1 classes via digital format, will reserve your space for the other MAP Units being offered through a digital format - see dates below. Registration will be circulated for the other MAP classes, if any space becomes available. Contact Rosita Bourke to be placed on the wait list.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia (Patty) Sinnamon, Dipl.M.M. has over 15 years experience as a Municipal CAO/Clerk. Please click here to see Patty's full BIO.

CURRICULUM:
Although the curriculum is the same as the correspondence offering, it is the delivery that is different. The Instructor will schedule all assignments and the 24-hour, open-book exam date with you, after the classes have started.

Classroom Course Refund Policy:
All cancellations must be confirmed  in writing to AMCTO, Claudia Biasutto. A refund levy of $113.00 per unit (100.00 + 13.00HST) will be applied to all cancellations received up to Fourteen (14) business days prior to the event. Refunds are not granted for cancellations made within 13 days or less of the event date.

MAP Unit 1 Classes

MAP Unit 1 - Introduction to Local Government (5 days) Due to COVID-19, this unit was completed through a digital format.
Registration for the MAP Unit 2 Classes - Digital Format

MAP Unit 2 - Municipal Administrative Structure (4 days) Registration is Closed and the Class is Full

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, the 4 days for the MAP Unit 2 in-person education classes, have now been rescheduled to the following dates and will be delivered through a digital format: 
  
May 25 & 26 / June 8 & 9
Exam Dates: June 19, 20 and 22
REVISED FEE: $508.50 ($450.00 + $58.50 HST #R106732936)
Includes all unit materials provided through online access.

Each day is from 9am to 4pm with sign-in at 8:30am.

Attendance is essential to this format of learning.  However, these sessions will be recorded, therefore, in the event that you are unable to attend any one of these dates, you will have the opportunity to listen to the presentation at a later date.


Registration for the MAP Unit 3 Classes - Digital Format

MAP Unit 3 - Municipal Financial Management (5 days) Registration closes Aug. 20th

Registration will be circulated for the MAP Unit 3 classes, if any space becomes available. Contact Rosita Bourke to be placed on the wait list.

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, the 5 days for the MAP Unit 3 in-person education classes are now scheduled for the following dates and will be delivered through a digital format:

September 3rd, September 4th, September 14th, September 15th and September 21st (2020)
Exam Dates: October 2nd, October 3rd or October 5th

REVISED FEE: $508.50 ($450.00 + $58.50 HST #R106732936)
Includes all unit materials provided through online access.

Each day is from 9am to 4pm with sign-in at 8:30am.

Attendance is essential to this format of learning.  However, these sessions will be recorded, therefore, in the event that you are unable to attend any one of these dates, you will have the opportunity to listen to the presentation at a later date.


Registration for the MAP Unit 4 Classes - Digital Format

MAP Unit 4 - Management in the Municipality (5 days) Registration closes Oct. 22nd

Registration will be circulated for the MAP Unit 4 classes, if any space is available, after the MAP Unit 3 classes start. Contact Rosita Bourke to be placed on the wait list.

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, the 5 days for the MAP Unit 4 in-person education classes are now scheduled for the following dates and will be delivered through a digital format:

November 5th, November 6th, November 19th, November 20th and November 27th (2020)
Exam Dates: December 4th, December 5th or December 7th

REVISED FEE: $508.50 ($450.00 + $58.50 HST #R106732936)
Includes all unit materials provided through online access.

Each day is from 9am to 4pm with sign-in at 8:30am.

Attendance is essential to this format of learning.  However, these sessions will be recorded, therefore, in the event that you are unable to attend any one of these dates, you will have the opportunity to listen to the presentation at a later date.