Why ODU for Community College Leadership?

Learn from a college leadership program known for academic rigor and executive-level leadership preparation. Our courses target, build, and reinforce skills identified by the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC).

You'll study community college issues and applied problem solving with courses in:

  • institutional finance, fundraising, and resource management
  • community college politics, policy, and advocacy
  • curriculum, program development and quality assurance
  • leadership and organizational strategy

You will also complete an internship for hands-on leadership experience at a community college.

All credits earned in this graduate certificate in Community College Leadership can apply towards our Ph.D. program in Community College Leadership.

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Required Courses

  • 15 credit hours, including an internship

The internship typically takes place over the summer. You will work with an advisor to arrange the internship at a college near you.

Online Learning Environment

Attend class online on a regular schedule and access course materials online from any location. Most courses meet once a week in the evening. This program requires an internship/experiential learning course. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Emerging leaders in community college administration
  • Administrators who have recently transitioned to a community college from careers in other industries

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

To take this certificate, you must be accepted into ODU as a non-degree graduate student.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.