The Community College Professional Leadership Certificate Program

Program Frequently Asked Questions

How is the curriculum delivered?

The program curriculum is delivered in a fully online mode through CGU’s learning management system (LMS). A tutorial on the LMS is provided during the program orientation.

Who should attend?

  • Academic Program Directors
  • Business and Administrative Services Professionals
  • Deans
  • Department Chairs
  • Faculty in Leadership Positions
  • Foundation Professionals
  • Graduate Students interested in Community College Administration
  • Program Coordinators
  • Student Services Professionals
  • Vice Presidents

When does it start and end?

The program begins in either June or January. It starts with a full day orientation and is takes place over a six-month period (check our website for specific dates). Course content is delivered during three sessions, lasting seven weeks each with a one week break in between. You will take two courses in each session

For more information about the CGU Community College Professional Leadership Certificate program (CCPLC), contact us via e-mail or phone: 909-607-3750.

Can I earn credit?

Yes! Satisfactory completion of the certificate program earns 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

If you are interested in continuing your studies after completing the certificate program, we offer you the opportunity to earn six units of Claremont Graduate University academic credit, subject to admission to a degree program in one of the three participating schools at CGU and successful completion of a capstone project.

What does it cost?

The total cost for the Professional Certificate is $4,800.

This program qualifies for private loans.  For further information, please contact CGU's Office of Financial Aid at or visit

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