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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6251N
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 8
CIP Code: 52.0213

Instructional Council: Counseling (23)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 13-1111.00 Management Analysts
25-1011.00 Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Leadership Development, Level I provides a clear foundation of skills and experience in leadership development from an individual and group perspective. These skills are fundamental in leading groups with purpose. This AC is interdisciplinary and designed to build the thinking and social skills necessary for leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. Students will examine personal, group, communal, and societal leadership values and skills along with strategies for effective conflict negotiation, perceiving differences as opportunities, and overcoming natural impediments to effective decision-making. The intended overall learning outcome of the certificate is for students to achieve competency by using critical thinking, problem-solving, communicative, and collaborative skills to enact positive social change within their groups, their local communities, and in inter-groups and society, at large.

Required Courses
COM101 Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace 1
LDR100 The Leader in You 3
LDR101 Emerging Leaders I 2
+ LDR102 Emerging Leaders II 2
Credits: 8

Program Competencies
1. Learn different theories and modes regarding language and communication and their impact on effective leadership. (COM101)
2. Learn effective listening techniques. (COM101)
3. Learn the use of effective communication techniques during the discussion of controversial topics. (COM101)
4. Recognize the nature of coalitions, communities and systems and learn to utilize them as a leader. (COM101, LDR101, LDR102)
5. Develop critical thinking skills that will help overcome impediments to effective decision-making. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
6. Learn traditional and emergent leadership theories, purposes and practices. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
7. Learn how diverse, ethnic, cultural, and gender influences can impact leadership decisions. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
8. Apply critical thinking skills in leadership situations and to effect positive social change. (LDR101, LDR102)
9. Develop individual qualities which will support group functioning. (LDR101, LDR102)
10. Use leadership skills to promote positive social change. (LDR101, LDR102)
11. Utilize strategies that respect and incorporate diverse ideas, values and beliefs. (LDR102)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 25, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.