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The Leadership Development Associate Degree is a 63–64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL (10196164)

3.00

Explores skills that are essential for business professionals to succeed in a variety of organizational environments. Learners develop skills related to time management, goal setting, delegation, stress management, assertive communication, emotional intelligence, and training and development.

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TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT SKILLS (10196191)

3.00

In Supervision & Management Skills, learners gain knowledge and develop the expertise necessary to apply the tools needed to perform essential supervisory and managerial functions. Learners will develop the ability to provide timely and constructive feedback, evaluate and improve performance, conduct performance appraisals, conduct employee mentoring, provide workforce training and coaching, communicate effectively and create a motivating environment. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of important management and supervisory roles including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling, analysis, delegation, problem-solving, decision-making, team development, leadership, motivation, training and staff development.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

LEAN ORGANIZATIONS (10196114)

3.00

In Lean Organizations, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to enhance company performance and profitability by identifying and eliminating waste throughout all business processes. Lean is a work smarter, not harder, approach that allows an organization to produce more while utilizing fewer resources. Many traditional approaches to business processes require excessive inventory, repetitive tasks, wasted materials, scrap and rework and misappropriated human and other resources. Each learner will: identify and practice Lean Solutions by completing learning plans that cover Lean Operations, Value-stream Mapping, 8 Wastes, 5S Workplace Organization, Set-up Reduction, Cellular Flow Design, Lean Culture Development, Value Chain Management, Kanban Systems and Total Productive Maintenance.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

3.00

In Project Management, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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QUALITY & PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE (10196192)

3.00

Learners will apply the skills and tools necessary to implement performance excellence and maintain a continuous improvement environment. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of a quality philosophy, identify all stakeholder relationships, meet or exceed customer expectations, develop a systems-focused approach, use appropriate models and quality tools, manage a quality improvement project and measure effectiveness of continuous improvement activities.

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ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (10101147)

3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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ACCOUNTING 1 (10101111)

4.00

Introduces accounting concepts and financial statements for sole proprietorships. Learners analyze and record routine transactions, adjusting entries, and closing entries. Learners prepare the Income Statement, Statement of Owner's Equity, and the Balance Sheet from the financial records they create for service and merchandising businesses. Covers accounting for sales, inventory, cash, and receivables.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES (10182141)

3.00

Examines personal and professional leadership characteristics needed by learners involved in projects, either as the project lead or as a project team member. In Project Leadership Principles learners examine leading, managing, and controlling for success in project management. Learners identify how the organizational structure, organizational culture, project life cycle model, and roles of various players impact project success. Learners will examine how high-performance teams are organized and developed includes engaging stakeholders, managing communications, and running project meetings.

ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

BUSINESS LAW 1 (10102160)

3.00

Examines the importance, meaning and value of law in everyday lives. Most of the course is devoted to a complete understanding of business organizations, contracts and sales contracts. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary legal problems that challenge today's society.

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MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES & LABOR RELATIONS (10196193)

3.00

Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to identify, acquire and effectively direct employee abilities to meet workforce and organizational challenges and goals. Each learner will: demonstrate the relevance of the supervisor's role in human resources management, explore the impacts of EEOC, write job descriptions, develop recruitment and selection strategies, conduct job interviews, carry out staff on-boarding and orientations, develop workplace policies and procedures, develop and implement training and development programs, execute performance appraisal and management, provide coaching and effectively utilize compensation and benefit strategies.

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TRAINING & TALENT DEVELOPMENT (10196199)

3.00

Apply the tools and skills necessary to implement the training cycle of assessment needed to develop human resources in organizations. In Training and Talent Development, learners will analyze organizational training needs, examine training task, develop training objectives, organize training content, determine appropriate training methods, select training recourses, complete a training plan, deliver training and assess the training process

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INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

MANAGING SAFETY & RISK IN BUSINESS (10196136)

3.00

In Managing Safety & Risk in Business, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to provide a safe and secure work environment. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of safety awareness, understand federal, state and local compliance, conduct incident investigation and documentation, practice effective human relations techniques, conduct safety orientations, inspections and risk analysis, guard against issues of workplace violence, identify and assist employees with substance abuse issues, identify and correct workplace health hazards, practice first aid, CPR, fire and electrical safety, practice emergency preparedness procedures, act as a liaison with external agencies and design safe facilities.

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OSHA WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINING STRATEGIES (10449121)

3.00

Develops the skills necessary to deliver effective training to your employees. This course will explore the importance of proper training and the ethical considerations for the trainer. Included in the curriculum is a focus on OSHA general industry standards and development of a training program for the different topics. The learner will get the opportunity to design and prepare a training session, and also get the opportunity to practice a live training presentation. Learners in this course will also receive an OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification card.

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT (10196168)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to effectively deal with organizational behavior and change. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of the impacts of globalization on an organization, deal with organizational culture, prepare for change and future challenges affecting organizations, assist in organizational decision making, planning, mission, vision and goal development, conduct performance management and understand the role of organizational structure.

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LEADING CHANGE AND DIVERSITY (10196169)

3.00

In Leading Change and Diversity, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a diverse work environment which understands and values the change process. Each learner will: demonstrate change management strategies, assess the current extent of diversity in the workplace, evaluate the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, prejudice, stereotypes and organizational culture on diversity, recognize barriers and take corrective measures, implement diversity management strategies and measure and celebrate success.

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LEADING STRATEGICALLY (10196190)

3.00

Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace. Each learner will: evaluate leadership skills, demonstrate leadership effectiveness, meet organizational requirements, carry out individual and group motivation strategies, implement mission, vision and goal setting, display ethical behavior, establish a personal leadership style, practice situational leadership, understand the impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

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

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INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

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