Management and Leadership Specialist
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Management/Leadership Specialist Certificate prepares individuals to become supervisors and leaders in business, commercial or manufacturing facilities. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students' knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement in management. Graduates will receive a Management/Leadership Specialist TCC. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for Management/Leadership Specialist will grow as fast as the average. Keen competition is expected for jobs as the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of job openings. College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities. Competition for these positions can be very competitive and management education can provide a competitive edge. Students interested in continuing their education and advance their careers may continue their education at the technical college level in the Business Management program. Students may pursue an associate degree or diploma in Business Management. Opportunities for continual educational growth may be pursued at the university level. Collegiate programs in the School of Business with a major in Management are available to those students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in their chosen field or industry. Management/Leadership Specialists perform the managerial function for the organization. Supervisors are the first line of management between hourly employees and management. Leaders in this field require good interpersonal skills. They must have clear and persuasive communication skills, analytical minds, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors. Dealing with people is an important part of the job.
The standard curriculum for the Management/Leadership Specialist certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program each semester. The Management/Leadership Specialist certificate takes approximately 3 semesters to complete and is online. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 18 hours.
*Approved Electives: BUSN 1240, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, MGMT 2135
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Develops a working knowledge of the laws of employment necessary for managers. Topics include: Employment Law, the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR Discrimination Law, Selecting Applicants Under the Law, OSHA and Safety, Affirmative Action, AT-Will Doctrine, Right to Privacy, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act(FMLA), Worker's Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and National Labor Relations Act.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.