Why ODU for a community college leadership certificate?

Our community college leadership program has a strong reputation for its combination of academic rigor and executive-level leadership preparation. We've designed our courses target, build, and reinforce core competencies 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 certificate program are "stackable" and can apply towards our Ph.D. program in Community College Leadership.