The Non-Profit Management Certificate is a 2.5-11.2 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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CHOOSE THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: 0.01
THE ESSENTIALS OF GREAT COMMUN 0.10
TEAM BUILDING 0.10
MANAGE MULTIPLE PRIORITIES 0.10
CRITICAL THINKING 0.25
COACHING 0.10
EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION 0.10
MANAGING CHANGE 0.10

Credit for Prior Learning Available

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (47102417)

0.30

There are many operational issues that a non-profit business encounters in operating successfully. This course will explore some of these topics such as the laws and ethics that guide a business, as well as specific operational items that make a business successful, including managing successful special events and managing multiple priorities.

FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS (47196408)

0.30

This course will examine the essential aspects of fundraising and how to maximize fundraising opportunities. Participants will learn effective fundraising techniques, how to tell your story, advocacy and donor development.

BUDGETING AND MANAGING RESOURCES (47196420)

0.30

This course will provide the financial principles of non-profit management related to basic accounting, cost allocation, financial reporting and report analysis. It will expand into examining how to manage resources amidst unstable funding sources as well as how to efficiently use existing resources.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN OPERATIONS (47196428)

1.00

This course develops the practical and managerial skills necessary to successfully plan for operational success. The course covers the basic details for developing strategic direction necessary to achieve operational goals including mission and vision statements, program development and creating a quality board.

GRANT RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT (47196893)

0.30

Examines the diverse types of grants that are available and how to manage the grant when your organization receives it. It will cover research to find available grants, writing quality grant proposals and managing the requirements of an awarded grant.

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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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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MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES (10196191)

3.00

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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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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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

3.00

Provides instruction about critical and creative thinking that is in high demand in all occupations. Models, theories, and processes provide the foundation for learning logical thinking strategies. Learners will apply a systematic approach to problem solving by analyzing the problem, assessing possible solutions, and making effective decisions. In addition, students will generate ideas and analyze complex issues. This course assists learners with developing a critical thinking mindset which is essential at every level of personal and professional life.

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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?

If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1796.