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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The purpose of the Supervision certificate is to provide the person currently employed in business with knowledge of the principles of supervising others and the elements of human relations and communication needed for promotion and success in first-line supervision. The certificate is also beneficial to people currently working as supervisors who wish to upgrade their credentials.

For more information about the Supervision certificate, please visit our website at

Option Courses

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18

These credits are applicable to the diploma in Sales & Management  , the AAS degree in Management  and the AAS degree in Marketing  .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Approximate total textbook cost for the certificate: $800.

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: $3,374*

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Keep records of people contacted, points discussed and follow-up promised.
• Listen carefully for what is needed by others.
• Write letters, use the telephone, make presentations to individuals and groups.
• Prioritize work tasks on a daily basis.
• Delegate work tasks to others.
• Direct the work activity of others.
• Evaluate the work performance of others.
• Attend meetings to hear and discuss company business and procedures.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Communicate effectively with clients and company personnel.
• Plan and organize work tasks.
• Apply knowledge of methods and importance of delegation.
• Apply knowledge of managerial functions (planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling).
• Speak effectively before groups.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. 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 Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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