Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate (SLFC)

27 Semester Hours

The Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and entry-level skills necessary for careers in supervision, management and general business.  The certificate is designed for those seeking a first job where a degree is not required, as an enhancement to current job responsibilities or for those in a technical career field seeking general business skills.  The program offers a broad foundation of knowledge about organizations and how they operate, such as assessing organizational strategies and practices, applying sound management principles to real-life business situations, and understanding key functions such as business law, human resources, customer service, quality and operations management.  It is beneficial for those who aspire to supervision and management positions as well as those who want a basic understanding of business principles and practices to enhance effectiveness in any position.

This certificate is designed so that it can be completed entirely online, from placement, registration, and the purchase of books and supplies through course completion and graduation. Students may apply courses in the Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Management.


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are ENG 032, MAT 031, MAT 032, and RDG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

This program requires that CPT 102 (Basic Computer Concepts) must be successfully completed prior to entry in the program.


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

FALL SEMESTER Class Lab Credit
COL 105        Freshman Seminar 3 0 3
 MGT 150       Fundamentals of Supervision 3 0 3
 MGT 201       Human Resource Management 3 0 3
 MKT 135       Customer Service Techniques 3 0 3
 Total 12 0 12


MGT 101       Principles of Management 3 0 3
IDS 201         Leadership 3 0 3
BUS 121        Business Law 3 0 3
Total 9 0  3


MGT 270       Managerial Communications 3 0 3
QAT 103       Quality Management 3 0 3
Total 6 0  6