Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials

Technical Diploma

This program helps the student enhance their leadership influence through coaching and motivating team members, establishing effective communication throughout the organization and managing through change. Ideal for future leaders, or current leaders who wish to have stronger impact.

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Program Outline

Term: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010210600 Business Orientation

Introduces students to the topics of business and allows them to experience the expectations and rigor of the program. Students also participate in self-assessments to provide feedback and self-awareness of the relationship between interest and aptitude for the program.

1010211500 Human Resource Management

Examines overall functions of human resource management. Teaches specific skills in forecasting, recruitment, selection, appraisal, job design, compensation and benefits management, training, labor relations, employee rights, and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.

1010213000 Operations Management

Examine the role managers play in organizations including planning, controlling, leading and decision making. Students will learn and apply the key concepts that contribute to running an effective organization including quality improvement and project management. Students will explore the evolution and history of management and doing business in a global environment.

1019613000 Leadership I

Leadership I introduces students to the difference between managers and leaders and discusses leadership best practices. Students will conduct a self-assessment of their leadership style so they may leverage strengths and put together a plan to address opportunities. Students discover the basic tenets of an effective workplace and a leader’s role in implementing them.

1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.


At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Multiple Start Dates

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Optional Lab Support

2020 Start Dates

January 8 May 8 September 2
February 3 June 1 October 5
March 2 July 6 November 2

2021 Start Dates

January 6 March 1 June 7
February 1 May 7 July 5

Approximate Cost


*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Plan and organize work activities
  • Lead teams
  • Communicate within the organization
  • Oversee daily business operations

Your Potential Careers

  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Business Owner

Median Annual Salary

$36,137 $42,458 $41,341
Local State National

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