Leadership Essentials | Western Technical College

Leadership Essentials

Technical Diploma

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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 Leadership Development associate's degree.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Leadership Essentials

This program will cost about $3,000* 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 Essentials 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding12
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Continuing Education12
Not in Labor Market12

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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

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