Built directly on the core competencies identified by the American Association for Community Colleges, the CGU Certificate in Community College Leadership provides an application-based curriculum specifically designed to develop skills for increasing daily operational effectiveness in the community college workplace. The Certificate program is entirely online. There is no residential option.
Freedom to do course work on your schedule
Opportunity to earn 12 units of graduate credit
Flexibility to enroll any term and take the certificate course(s) you need
Instruction by top-level California Community College professionals and expert CGU faculty
A targeted curriculum that develops leadership skills specific to the Community College arena:
Learn to navigate the regulatory waters: Ed. Code, Title 5, the Chancellor's Office
Translate accreditation standards into practice
Understand the state budget process: Prop. 98 and SB 361
Examine the Student Success Initiative
Acquire skills to guide program development, implementation, and outcome measurement
The program draws on the academic expertise of three graduate schools and the deep experience of the most senior leadership from across the California Community College System.
Students may start in any term and take either one or two courses per term. The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the six courses comprising the certificate program. Two-units of academic credit are awarded for each course in which a passing grade is earned. These credits may be applied to CGU's residential Master of Arts in Higher Education or Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education (upon admission to either of the programs).
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about the goals of this certificate program.
Three Schools at Claremont Graduate University have joined forces to offer this unique program:
School of Educational Studies (SES)
A top California school for Education, SES offers both a Teacher Education program and multiple PhD and master's degrees in Education with emphases in: teaching, learning, and culture; education policy, evaluation, and reform; higher education/student affairs; and urban educational leadership.
Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
One of California's premier business programs, the Drucker School is built upon the principle of management as a liberal art. It produces graduates who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to make a difference by doing well while also doing good.
Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS)
A leader in providing graduate education in applied psychological science, DBOS prepares students to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse and global community. Alumni hold major positions at colleges and universities and in business, government, health care, community settings, research institutes, and think tanks.
For more information about the CGU Certificate in Community College Leadership (CCCL), and to be added to our mailing list, contact Betty Disney at 909-607-3750.
About Claremont Graduate University (CGU)
Founded in 1925, CGU is one of the country’s top graduate universities. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, faculty and students engage in research and study that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to create new and practical solutions that address major global issues. Located 35 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, CGU is part of The Claremont Colleges, a liberal arts consortium that includes Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer colleges, plus the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and Claremont Graduate University.