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Degree Type
60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • 8-Week Courses
  • Evening

This program is designed for new leaders and people aspiring to move into a leadership position. Leaders will gain additional skills to measure and improve quality, think critically, solve problems, organize and build work team relationships, and develop and maximize human resources.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Contact Us

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

Potential Careers

If you have already worked in a leadership position and are hoping to advance your career, the Leadership Program will provide additional skills to make you a better team leader or manager. Those in leadership roles are focused, disciplined and receptive to new ideas, and they have a clear vision of how to achieve their goals.

  • Branch Manager
  • Circulation Manager
  • Operations Leader
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Team Coach
High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$53,200 – $100,000+ annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Evening classes accommodate the working adult. An accelerated learning environment blends interactive in-class activities with online learning.
  2. Many students in this program are currently working and can weave their on-the-job experiences into course activities.
  3. Earn two degrees in three years by combining this program with Human Resources.

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