Organizational Leadership | Waukesha County Technical College

Organizational Leadership

15-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code 30-196-5

In today's changing workplace, effective leadership skills are needed to inspire employees and achieve business goals. Develop skills in the foundations of functional management, proactive leadership and systems improvement for entry-level supervisory positions. Learn how to communicate clearly with employees, better manage conflict and develop the confidence of others.

How Long It Will Take

Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in one year.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered in an accelerated format. The Blended Options courses are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours.

Evening completion and hybrid/online classes are available.

 What Makes This Program Unique

  • Evening classes accommodate the working adult. An accelerated learning environment blends interactive in-class activities with online learning.
  • Develop skills in the foundations of management, proactive leadership, system diagnosis and improvement for people in entry- and mid-level leadership positions.
  • Learn how to communicate clearly with employees, effectively manage conflict situations and develop strong working relationships through appropriate coaching and feedback.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

WCTC Hands-on Education

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit official high school transcript.

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • Submit application by August 5, 2019
  • Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019

Spring 2020 Start

  • Submit application by January 6, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$28,000 – $67,000 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.

Potential Careers

Supervisors and managers are passionate about moving the company forward. They understand the company’s culture and communicate effectively with employees at all levels. If you have a collaborative mindset and are good at delegating tasks, possess a positive attitude and top-notch communication skills, consider exploring team leadership careers.

  • Production Team Leader
  • Plant Operations Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Assistant Branch Manager

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.

 

Other Educational Opportunities

Our certificates are a short-term educational option for growing your workplace skills and workforce marketability. Explore the following certificates if you’re involved in, and interested in learning more about, organizational leadership.

Program Instructors

Mike Previte, MBA | 262.691.5038
Brenda Kujawski, MBA | 262.691.5348