Academic Catalogs

Management and Leadership Studies, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_MGMT
Control Number: 22373

The Management and Leadership Studies certificate program is designed to build and/or upgrade skills in leading and managing people while enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness within the workplace. Courses emphasize leading, organizing, planning, communicating, training, and controlling.

Program Outcomes

  1. Function effectively in a leadership or management role using the skills, principles, and tools they have acquired.
  2. Apply the leadership and management principles they have learned in their personal and/or organizational lives.
  3. Distinguish between the qualities of effective and ineffective leaders and managers.
  4. Analyze the ethical dimensions of effective leaders and managers in everyday conduct and decision making.
  5. Demonstrate effective written and/or oral skills.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
BUS A100/A100H Introduction to Business 3
CIS A100 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CMST A100 Interpersonal Communication 3
MGMT A100 Applied Management for Public and Private Organizations 3
BUS A139 Business Communication 3
LEAD A180 Personal Leadership 3
MGMT A115 Human Relations and Supervision 3
Year 2
BUS/MGMT A239 Professional Communication 3
LEAD A200 Organizational Leadership 3
Professional Selling
or Public Speaking
BUS A110 Business Law 3
Restricted Elective(see list) 3-4
 Total Units36-37

Management and Leadership Studies Restricted Electives

Select one (1) course from the following:

Course Title Units
ACCT A101Financial Accounting4
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
BUS A120Personal Financial Success3
BUS A240Entrepreneurship3
CMST A110Public Speaking3
MKTG A100Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG A110Professional Selling3
PHIL A120Ethics3