Leadership Development | Western Technical College

Leadership Development

Associate Degree

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The success of an organization hinges on the quality of its leaders. The Leadership Development program prepares current and future leaders to excel in today’s workplace. It will provide you with skills that make the greatest impact in your career and in your community.

Courses are led by experienced business professionals with proven success in leading initiatives in change management, quality improvement, communication, organizational communication and effectiveness, and human resource development.

The program is offered with flexible delivery methods, including online options, to suit your learning style and schedule. Embedded in this associate’s degree, you will earn the Leadership Supervision Professional and Leadership Essentials technical diplomas.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Leadership Development

This program will cost about $9,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Leadership Development 2019-2020 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding10
Employed in Related Occupation4
Employed in Non-related Occupations4
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market2

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week46
Median Hourly Wage23.08
Hourly Wage Range19.00-40.87
Median Annual Salary $60,000.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Quality Assurance Superintendent, Eye Technician, Customer Support Field Supervisor, Change Data Master Analyst, Surface Maintenance Mechanic Inspector

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Manager/Supervisor
Office Manager
Operations Supervisor
Production Supervisor
Project Manager
Quality Assurance Technician
Store Manager

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Manage employees and participate in a team environment
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to the supervision process
  • Manage processes and systems to maximize organizational productivity and quality
  • Ensure legal compliance to all laws regarding employer/employee relationships and safety
  • Evaluate employee performance
  • Facilitate change in an organization
  • Apply ethical standards to the workplace
  • Utilize quality strategies and tactics
  • Apply effective leadership skills
  • Apply Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Perform supervisory management functions to achieve organizational objectives

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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.

Transfer Agreements

Cardinal Stritch
Franklin University
University of WI - Oshkosh
Viterbo University

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.

Leadership Development

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