Higher Learning Commission Comprehensive Quality Review
Apr. 22-23, 2019

Click to view Open Meeting schedule

Leadership Certificate (LDRC)


The Leadership Certificate complements many degree programs. Students develop skills that apply to leadership positions in a variety of work and community environments, including skills in communication, small group facilitation, critical analysis, and problem solving.

Students who complete the Leadership Certificate gain knowledge of their own leadership styles, abilities, and outcomes through classroom activities as well as real-world leadership experiences.

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Apply leadership skills in the workplace and other organizations, including skills in team building, communication, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and improving individual and organizational performance

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varied, depending on workplace

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varied, depending on degree earned

Employment Outlook

Many research studies show that employers place value on demonstrated development of leadership skills when these employers are making decisions to hire new employees. A recent Leadership Insights Survey indicated that 90 percent of employers believe leadership development should be part of every student's educational experiences.


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Leadership Certificate (LDRC)

First Year
Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
FYE 110Community College Experience 303
XXX-XXX Leadership Skills Elective 1  303
Semester 2  
PSY 105Psychology of Leadership 244
XXX-XXX Leadership Skills Elective 2  303
XXX-XXX Communication Elective  303
Semester 3  
LDR 200Transformational Leadership in Practice 223
XXX-XXX Leadership Skills Elective 3  303
XXX-XXX Leadership Theory Elective  303
Semester 4  
LDR 230Ethical Leadership ( Ethical Leadership) 202
LDR 290Leadership Capstone ( Leadership Capstone) 202
XXX-XXX Leadership Skills Elective 4  303
Total Credits:  32635


Communication Elective
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication (Communication Competency)3
COMM 110Public Speaking3
COMM 205Small Group Communication3
NDR 100Introduction to Negotiation and Dispute Resolution3
Leadership Theory Elective
LDR 240Applied Leadership Theory3
MGT 220Leadership3
Leadership Skills Electives (12 credit hours required) 1
ADC 100Drugs in Society3
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication (if not used for Communication Competency)3
COMM 110Public Speaking (if not used for Communication Competency)3
COMM 205Small Group Communication (if not used for Communication Competency)3
CRJ 105Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CULT 105Issues in Human Diversity3
CULT 110Social Issues in Technology3
ECE 175Family, Community, and Schools3
EDU 105Introduction to Education3
FST 210Crew Resource Management2
FYE 298Second Year Special Topics in First Year Experience1-9
FYE 299Second Year Independent Project in First Year Experience1-9
HFT 130Foundations of Health and Wellness Programs3
HIM 105Legal Aspects of Health Information Management2
HIM 200Health Information Management Strategies3
HRM 115Rooms Division Management4
IM 175Administrative Office Management3
LAW 101Business Law3
LAW 110Employment Law3
LBR 105Introduction to Labor and Employee Relations3
LDR 198First Year Special Topics in Leadership3
LDR 298Second Year Special Topics in Leadership3
LH 240Landscape Management3
LH 255Golf Course and Athletic Field Management3
LH 260Athletic Field Management3
MCH 108Professionalism in Healthcare3
MCH 114Law and Ethics for Healthcare2
MCH 116Cultural Competency for Health and Public Safety Professions3
MGT 101Principles of Management3
MGT 105Human Resource Management3
MGT 130Project Management3
MKT 101Principles of Marketing3
MKT 105Marketing and Customer Relations3
NDR 100Introduction to Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (if not used for Communication Competency)3
PHI 110Ethics3
PST 130Public Safety Communication Practices3
PSY 100Applied Psychology: Human Relations3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 220Social Psychology3
PSY 298Second Year Special Topics in Psychology1-9
SOC 200Race, Ethnicity, and Minorities3
SPT 115Ethics in Sport3
SPT 105Sport in Society3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Julie McLaughlin, MA
Juliann Young, PhD
(513) 569-1891
(513) 569-1617
Binary Data