Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6255N
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 25-26
CIP Code: 52.0213
Occupational Area: Not Applicable

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 II will provide those students who seek a more in-depth study and understanding of those topics and materials pertaining to Leadership. Level Two also provides more opportunities to build critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as communication and large group leadership competencies. Finally, level two provides more opportunities for personal development and application of the leadership skills.
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. The Academic Certificate (AC) in Leadership Development, Level I is embedded in this certificate.

Required Courses
AAA/CPD150 Strategies for College Success 3
COM101 Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace 1
COM225 Public Speaking 3
LDR100 The Leader in You 3
LDR101 Emerging Leaders I 2
+ LDR102 Emerging Leaders II 2

COM177 Experiential Group Activities Facilitation (3) OR
COM281AB Communication Activities (3) OR
+ LDR201 Leadership Facilitation I (2) 2-3
Credits: 16-17

Program Competencies
1. Learn different theories and modes regarding language and communication and their impact on effective leadership. (COM101)
2. Learn the use of effective communication techniques during the discussion of controversial topics. (COM101)
3. Learn effective listening techniques. (COM101)
4. Identify and evaluate personal leadership assumptions and philosophy, and how self-awareness impacts objective and subjective decision-making. (COM101, HON201, LDR100, LDR201)
5. Recognize the nature of coalitions, communities and systems and learn to utilize them as a leader. (COM101, LDR101, LDR102)
6. Develop public communication skills, tools, and strategies, including public speaking skills, used to lead and facilitate group learning activities or public presentations so as to promote effective group functioning. (COM177, COM281AB, COM225, HON201, LDR201)
7. Develop leadership skills that can be shared with others by personal student development through college orientation, personal growth, study skills development, and educational and career planning. (AAA/CPD150)
8. Explain the role of social responsibility to various stakeholders.(GBS205, LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
9. Apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to business situations that involve legal, ethical, and social dimensions. (GBS205, MGT229, PHI105, HON201)
10. Apply critical and analytical skill in the preparation of oral and written discourse on legal and ethical issues. (GBS205, PHI105)
11. Develop critical thinking skills that will help overcome impediments to effective decision-making. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
12. Learn traditional and emergent leadership theories, purposes and practices. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
13. Learn how diverse, ethnic, cultural, gender, cultural influences can affect leadership decisions. (LDR100, LDR101, LDR102)
14. Develop individual qualities which will support group functioning. (LDR101, LDR102)
15. Use leadership skills to promote positive social change. (LDR101, LDR102)
16. Utilize strategies that respect and incorporate diverse ideas, values and beliefs. (LDR102)
17. Apply critical thinking skills in leadership situations and to effect positive social change. (LDR101, LDR102)
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.