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 $9,800* 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 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding12
Employed in Related Occupation10
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week45
Median Hourly Wage$25.00
Hourly Wage Range$20.80-$51.29
Median Annual Salary$58,971

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Corporate Sales Executive, Director of Operations, Facility Operations Supervisor, Lead Patient Service Specialist, Material Handler, Operations Manager, Production Manager, Senior Account Manager, Supervisor

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

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

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

Career Pathways

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