Foundations of Leadership | Western Technical College

Foundations of Leadership

Technical Diploma

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The six-course Foundations of Leadership program gives you the opportunity to develop skills to become an effective leader or manager. Course topics include diversity and change, supervision, team building, time management, coaching, and leadership. Classes include exercises to enhance learning and encourage students to draw from their and others’ ives you the opportunity to develop skills to becoexperiences. You can choose to complete this program in one year by taking courses online or in the evening. You may also choose to continue on to the 12-course Leadership and Supervision Professional technical diploma or Supervisory Management associate's degree.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Foundations of Leadership

This program will cost about $2,955* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Utilize quality strategies and tactics
  • Apply effective leadership skills
  • Apply Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Perform supervisory management functions

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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