Upcoming Course Offerings
October 17 - 20, 2017,
November 14 - 17, 2017,
January 9 - 12, 2018,
February 20 - 23, 2018,
March 13 - 16, 2018,
April 24 - 27, 2018
This is an application course. Application will be posted here towards the end of May here.
This course is designed for city and county managers, department heads, and other city or county officials whose responsibilities require an understanding of functions beyond individual areas of specialization. This program will give you the chance to:
- Understand the legal framework and administrative requirements of North Carolina city and county government.
- Learn about how specific city and county services are organized and provided.
- Appreciate the interrelation among different activities or departments and how specific laws, programs, and functions contribute to the achievement of the overall mission of a local government.
- Become part of a broader network of local government peers on whom participants will be able to draw for assistance in the future.
The 2016-17 program fee was $2950. The course fee does not include travel, hotel, breakfast and dinner. The program includes most lunches.
The application for this program will be available sometime in May 2017 on this course page.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES for 2017 will be posted later in 2017.
MCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Alumni Association of the Municipal and County Administration Course offers up to two full scholarships to qualified applicants and their units of government. Since these scholarships have historically been designed to help colleagues who might not otherwise be able to attend the course, financial need will weigh heavily in the award decision. Other factors that will be considered are the number of individuals in a particular unit that have already graduated from the course and how critical the course is to the governmental unit and the applicant’s future career goals. DEADLINE is JULY 29, 2017.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: The LGFCU offers scholarships to member local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, programs and seminars offered by the School of Government. DEADLINE FOR MCA scholarship applications is AUGUST 1, 2017.
The course is offered in seven sessions of four days each between September and April. Each session will begin at mid-day Tuesday and will end Friday afternoon. This schedule is designed to allow for same-day travel on the first day of each session, reducing hotel costs.