Supervisory Leadership

  • Credits
  • Degree Type
  • Campus Location
    EGF, TRF, Distance
  • No Laptop RequiredLaptop NOT Required

This program is to prepares students to supervise people in work environments where active participation in decision-making is required of all employees. Some of the courses will be offered online only.

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Program Accreditation

Program Accreditation

College Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Specific Requirements

All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of "C" or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Arithmetic: 50

Program Course Listings

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3 credits
BUSN 2210 Prin of Management 3 credits
MKTG 2120 Supervisory Leadership 3 credits
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3 credits
  Program Specific Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 6 credits
TOTAL CREDITS: 18 credits

Program Specific Elective Course Options


Electives for this program may be selected from the following list of courses below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
BUSN 1110Intro to Business 3 credits
BUSN 2218Legal Environment Busn 3 credits
MKTG 2200Prin of Marketing 3 credits
SSCI 1101Human Relations 3 credits

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Program Learner Outcomes

1. The student will demonstrate leadership skills that are effective in managing and motivating a diverse workforce.
2. The student will integrate supervisory management principles at the various levels of management within an organization.
3. The student will communicate effectively in writing and verbally in various business settings.
4. The student will demonstrate interpersonal skills through effective listening and written and oral communicaiton.
5. The student will evaluate ethical dilemmas that occur in the workplace and recommend resolutions.

Employment Outlook & Opportunities

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Job Openings

Counselors are available in the Career Center to assist with career advising, job search resources, employer connections, occupational descriptions, employment outlook, earnings, education/training requirements and sources.

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The employment outlook for office managers in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 13.8%, a high growth career.

Graduates from this certificate program usually use their education to advance within a company they are employed.

Program Faculty

Thief River Falls Campus

  • Kirsten Michalke
  • Director of Workforce Development
  • (218) 683-8647