Leadership Essentials | Western Technical College

Leadership Essentials

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

The six-course Leadership Essentials 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’ experiences.
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

Leadership Essentials

This program will cost about $2,900* 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

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 a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Front Line Supervisor

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers here.

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

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 Essentials

Career Pathways

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