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Industrial Leadership, Undergraduate Certificate

The Industrial Leadership Certificate trains current or aspiring leaders in the necessary skills to effectively lead in industrial workplaces. Courses focus on applying leadership theory to practice, project leadership techniques, using operations data for decision-making and personal leadership development. The Industrial Leadership Certificate stacks into the Industrial Leadership bachelor’s degree allowing students to earn their Industrial Leadership Certificate with an option to continue on for the degree.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Industrial Leadership?

The Industrial Leadership Certificate is designed to provide employees of industrial employers, high school/joint technical education/community college students with industrial leadership skill-building. With a focus on leadership skill development, students will prepare for a career or career advancement as an industrial workplace leader.  

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Industrial Team Lead: Manufacturing, Mine Operations, Warehouse, Construction, Facilities and others

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • NAU’s Bachelor's degree in Industrial Leadership 
  • Industrial Supervisor/Manager


University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Some online/blended coursework Required

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Industrial Leadership Certificate is to train current or aspiring leaders the necessary skills to effectively lead in industrial workplaces. The certificate program emphasizes leadership skill development with a focus on front-line leadership, creative problem-solving, project leadership and data-driven decision making for the industrial leader. At the completion of the certificate, students will be able to demonstrate accurate knowledge of industrial leadership practices including problem-solving and decision-making techniques as well as applying professional responsibility. With a focus on leadership skill development, students will prepare for a career or career advancement as an industrial workplace leader. The Industrial Leadership Certificate stacks into the Industrial Leadership bachelor’s degree allowing students to earn their certificate with an option to continue on for the degree. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Problem Solving: Apply techniques for problem-solving and decision-making in industrial workplace settings.
  • Ethical Leadership: Identify ethical issues and apply the values of professional responsibility as an industrial leader.

Details

Certificate Requirements

  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.
     

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

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