Leadership Development | Western Technical College

Leadership Development

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

101961

Credits: 

63.00
Financial Aid Eligible

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 2016-2017 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates44
Graduates Responding25
Employed in Related Occupation11
Employed in Non-related Occupations7
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market5

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding010
Average Hours Per Week44
Median Hourly Wage$22.74
Hourly Wage Range$14.00 - $36.33
Median Annual Salary$50,000

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Customer Service Representative; Scandia Home, La Crosse, WI
  • Factory Unit Manager; Ingersoll Rand, La Crosse, WI
  • Finishing Manager; Mathews Inc., Sparta, WI
  • Learning & Development Specialist; Altra Federal Credit Union, Onalaska, WI
  • Quality Lead Technician; Pilgrim's Pride/Gold 'n Plump, Arcadia, WI
  • Site Manager; S.C. Swiderski, LLC, Mosinee, WI
  • Supervisor; Trane Company, La Crosse, WI
  • Supply Chain Coordinator; Ocenspray Cranberry, Tomah, WI
  • Supply Technician; Wisconsin Air National Guard, Camp Douglas, WI
  • Team Leader; Trane Company, La Crosse, WI
  • Team Supervisor; Trane Company, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • 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.
  • Apply effective leadership skills.
  • 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

Application
$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.

Transfer Agreements

Cardinal Stritch
Franklin University
Silver Lake College
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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