Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog


Management and Leadership, Certificate

Location(s): Ankeny

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The Management and Leadership certificate provides a background in management principles, business functions, human relations and communication skills to employees wishing to develop or polish management skills. Students also develop behaviors necessary to become an effective and respected manager. This certificate is also beneficial to people currently employed in a career/technical field who wish to enhance their skills and develop themselves for opportunities for promotion into a leadership role.

Program Details

Students may start any semester

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Management and Leadership Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 21*

*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

These credits are also applicable to the Business Administration, Management, AAS​​​​​​​ and Marketing, AAS

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$193.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approx) 400-600 300-450

Students can expect to spend $100-150 per course on textbooks. Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or buying e-texts.

Approximate total for certificate: $4,753-5,103**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Accomplish organizational objectives by directing the efforts of employees.
  • Use technology for communication, business applications, web applications and presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Keep records of people contacted, points discussed, and follow-up promised.
  • Listen carefully for what is needed by others.
  • Prioritize and delegate work tasks on a daily basis.
  • Evaluate the work performance of others.
  • Use leadership skills to motivate the efforts of employees and work teams.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of financial statements.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Communicate effectively with clients and company personnel.
  • Ability to use technology for communication, business applications, web applications.
  • Apply knowledge of contract and agency law.
  • Read and understand financial statements.
  • Plan and organize work tasks.
  • Accurately calculate business and financial math problems.
  • Apply knowledge of methods and importance of delegation.
  • Apply knowledge of managerial functions (planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling).
  • Speak effectively before groups.
  • For more information, see the program website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/marketing.

Program Competencies

  1. Evaluate the work activities of employees
  2. Execute the human resource activities of a group
  3. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills
  4. Adopt motivational strategies to optimize the performance of employees for the benefit of the organization
  5. Analyze financial and statistical data to support decisions
  6. Interpret the legal aspects of various industries as it relates to a manager’s role in an organization


Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Executive Campus Dean’s office, the Executive Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at Academic Pathway website.(2024)

Competencies revised date


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