Leadership (221-212-13)

Award: Certificate in Career Studies

Gainful Employment

Option: Leadership

Length: Twenty Four (24) credit hours*

Lead Faculty/Program Head: David Lydick

Purpose: This program is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and practical skills necessary for persuading, influencing, and inspiring others toward positive organizational change. Instruction focuses on ethical decision-making, personal negotiation strategies, conflict resolution, and effective communication techniques. Participants will develop personal strategies to enhance their ability to be leaders in their chosen field, whatever it may be.

Occupational Objectives

To meet current and future needs in order to prepare participants to work as:

  • Coaches
  • Coordinators
  • Teachers
  • Civic leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Counselors
  • Politicians
  • Business persons in non-profit, civic, and religious organizations
  • Education
  • Law enforcement
  • Government
  • Commercial enterprises

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College.

Course Schedule

Course Number, Title, Credits

AST 205 Business Communications 3
BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I 3
BUS 117 Leadership Development 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Minimum Credits 24

*For students wishing to continue their education all courses in this program can be used towards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degrees in General Business Management and/or Marketing Management.

Students are encouraged to plan their course schedule with Academic Advisor, Professor David H. Lydick Faculty Area Room 112C
Suffolk Campus; (757.925.6325); dlydick@pdc.edu