The Academic Certificate (AC) in Leadership Development, Level I provides a clear foundation of skills and experience in leadership development from an individual and group perspective. These skills are fundamental in leading groups with purpose. This AC is interdisciplinary and designed to build the thinking and social skills necessary for leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. Students will examine personal, group, communal, and societal leadership values and skills along with strategies for effective conflict negotiation, perceiving differences as opportunities, and overcoming natural impediments to effective decision-making. The intended overall learning outcome of the certificate is for students to achieve competency by using critical thinking, problem-solving, communicative, and collaborative skills to enact positive social change within their groups, their local communities, and in inter-groups and society, at large.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all course required within the program
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Learn different theories and modes regarding language and communication and their impact on effective leadership.
- Learn effective listening techniques.
- Learn the use of effective communication techniques during the discussion of controversial topics.
- Recognize the nature of coalitions, communities and systems and learn to utilize them as a leader.
- Develop critical thinking skills that will help overcome impediments to effective decision-making.
- Learn traditional and emergent leadership theories, purposes and practices.
- Learn how diverse, ethnic, cultural, and gender influences can impact leadership decisions.
- Apply critical thinking skills in leadership situations and to effect positive social change.
- Develop individual qualities which will support group functioning.
- Use leadership skills to promote positive social change.
- Utilize strategies that respect and incorporate diverse ideas, values and beliefs.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
|LDR100||The Leader in You||Critical course Gateway course||3|
|LDR101||Emerging Leaders I||Critical course Gateway course||2|
|COM101||Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace||1|
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Leadership Development, Level I (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=138671).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2020-2021||5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|