Supervisory Management

Associate of Applied Science

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Financial Aid Eligible

The success of a business or organization hinges on the quality of its leaders. Our Supervisory Management degree gives you a path toward a management position by building on the qualities you already possess to develop your leadership skills. Classes are taught by business professionals with proven success in their respective fields.

This program is designed to accommodate the lives of busy working adults with classes offered online or in the evening. One of your first classes will be Professional Development Strategies. This course introduces you to the tools and software applications you will use in the program. You will create a student success plan and learn time management techniques so that you can balance all your responsibilities while enrolled.

You may choose to complete the 6-course Leadership Essentials technical diploma, 12-course Leadership and Supervision Professional technical diploma, or the entire associate's degree.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Supervisory Management

This program will cost about $9,200* 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

Supervisory Management 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding21
Employed in Related Occupation12
Employed in Non-related Occupations6
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education3
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week3248
Median Hourly Wage$17.80 $21.68
Hourly Wage Range$17.80 - $17.80$12.98 - $82.00
Median Annual Salary$29,619.20 $54,000.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Admissions Counselor - Admissions Clerk; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
  • Buyer; Duratuch, La Crosse, WI
  • Clinical Manager; OB Health, West Salem, WI
  • Controller; Aquinas Catholic Schools, La Crosse, WI
  • Director of Special Projects; BouMatic, Madison, WI
  • Electro Mechanical Maintenance Technician; Trane Company, La Crosse, WI
  • Lead Role; Manure Separation Plant, Grand Marsh, WI
  • Maintenance Supervisor; Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse, WI
  • Marketing Representative; WWIS Radio, Black River Falls, WI
  • Office Manager/Administrative Assistant; Regal - Beloit, Black River Falls, WI
  • Process Engineer; Mcloone Metal Graphics, La Crosse, WI
  • Superintendent; Ashley Furniture, Arcadia, WI
  • Supervisor; Aquinas Chart Well, 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

$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
Silver Lake College
University of WI - Oshkosh
Viterbo University

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