Pay your application fee or deposit right here.

Community College Administration Program Courses

Questions about this semester's course offerings? Contact the program director at molly.duggan@lr.edu

Program Website To return to the program website, click here> > >

Schedule a telephone appointment with our Enrollment Manager at elisa.jacobs@lr.edu


Fall Classes

NOTE: Offerings subject to change due to enrollment and student needs.
 

EDU 604: Introductory Seminar: Community College and American Education

This course explores the objectives of the community college, philosophical and historical bases, changing roles, trends and issues in higher education, and economic and workforce development. Emphasis will be placed on an integrated overview of contemporary issues, policies and practices that characterize the operational environments of community colleges in the 21st century, including financial management, accreditation, curriculum, and institutional planning.

EDU 612: Community College Budgeting, Finance, and Management

This course focuses on tools, methods, and problems in community college financial management, revenue sources, budget preparation, risk management, purchasing, and employee compensation.

EDU 620: Higher Educational Leadership

This course explores the roles of leadership in staff and program development, diffusion of innovations, ethics, and the uses of power in making educational decisions. Reviews research about community college leadership, with an emphasis on transformational leadership, creation and implementation of a vision.

EDU 637: Current Trends in Community College Administration

This course presents a broad exploration of contemporary issues influencing the American community college with an emphasis on reading and discussion of topics. Students will be expected to be knowledgeable about current issues and understand relevant background and historical information relating to a variety of topics related to the management and leadership of community colleges.

EDU 650: Internship in Community College Administration

The internship in CCA gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired during the program of study. The internship provides a student with some practical administrative experiences in a community college setting. More specifically, the goals of the internship are (1) to gain experience in Administrative functions and processes, (2) to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and (3) to explore and receive on‐the‐job work experience to position oneself for the next stage in your professional career. In other words, interns complete a series of site-based activities allowing them to experience, under supervision, the duties and responsibilities of a mid-level administrator at a community college. Internship activities will vary based upon a student's vitae and individual needs.


Spring Classes

NOTE: Offerings subject to change due to enrollment and student needs.

 

EDU 505: Research Methodology and Practicum

This course introduces students to applied research and enable them to understand and utilize education-focused empirical research. Students will study common research designs and critically analyze published research. Students will learn to develop relevant research questions, design appropriate research paradigms, search applicable literature, and write a preliminary research proposal. (Face-to-face elective course - check with program director regarding availability.)

EDU 604: Introductory Seminar: Community College and American Education

This course explores the objectives of the community college, philosophical and historical bases, changing roles, trends and issues in higher education, and economic and workforce development. Emphasis will be placed on an integrated overview of contemporary issues, policies and practices that characterize the operational environments of community colleges in the 21st century, including financial management, accreditation, curriculum, and institutional planning.

EDU 610: Organization and Administration of the Community College

This courses provides an in-depth analysis of community college governance, law, institutional advancement, strategic planning structure, functions, and their relationship to external groups, including state government, accrediting and educational organizations. It also explores the interconnection between administration and organizational culture.

EDU 630: The Adult Learner

This course examines the learning styles and motivations of the adult learner and the exploration of strategies for teaching, advising and retaining the adult learner across various generations.

EDU 635: Planning and Assessing Two-Year Programs

Students in this course will approach curriculum development and strategic planning in two-year programs as an integrated process that is informed by data and focuses on goals derived from the mission and vision of the institution. Students will engage in the development of outcomes-based assessment plans for academic programs, academic support units, and administrative support units.

EDU 650: Internship in Community College Administration

The internship in CCA gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired during the program of study. The internship provides a student with some practical administrative experiences in a community college setting. More specifically, the goals of the internship are (1) to gain experience in Administrative functions and processes, (2) to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and (3) to explore and receive on‐the‐job work experience to position oneself for the next stage in your professional career. In other words, interns complete a series of site-based activities allowing them to experience, under supervision, the duties and responsibilities of a mid-level administrator at a community college. Internship activities will vary based upon a student's vitae and individual needs.


Summer Classes

NOTE: Offerings subject to change due to enrollment and student needs.

 

EDU 505: Research Methodology and Practicum

This course introduces students to applied research and enable them to understand and utilize education-focused empirical research. Students will study common research designs and critically analyze published research. Students will learn to develop relevant research questions, design appropriate research paradigms, search applicable literature, and write a preliminary research proposal. (NOTE: this elective is available as a face-to-face course meeting on the Hickory, NC campus. Check with the program director for availability.)

EDU 604: Introductory Seminar: Community College and American Education

This course explores the objectives of the community college, philosophical and historical bases, changing roles, trends and issues in higher education, and economic and workforce development. Emphasis will be placed on an integrated overview of contemporary issues, policies and practices that characterize the operational environments of community colleges in the 21st century, including financial management, accreditation, curriculum, and institutional planning.

EDU 606: Technical Skills for 21st Century Community College Administration

This course helps future community college administrators evaluate technical skills and gain insight into the challenges and opportunities associated with the availability and uses of technology. The identification of these issues is crucial if community college administrators are to be prepared to plan for and deal with circumstances as they arise. (offered alternating summers)

EDU 621: Design and Development of Curricular Programs

This course explores the relationship of the design of curricula and instruction to current research about learning and the administration of higher education. Assignments provide opportunities to survey current best practices, trends, and essential tools for the development of curriculum and its evaluation.

EDU 631: Design and Development for Student Support and Development Programs

This course provides an analysis of student development theory as it relates to the design and development of community college student support programs.

EDU 650: Internship in Community College Administration

The internship in CCA gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired during the program of study. The internship provides a student with some practical administrative experiences in a community college setting. More specifically, the goals of the internship are (1) to gain experience in Administrative functions and processes, (2) to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and (3) to explore and receive on‐the‐job work experience to position oneself for the next stage in your professional career. In other words, interns complete a series of site-based activities allowing them to experience, under supervision, the duties and responsibilities of a mid-level administrator at a community college. Internship activities will vary based upon a student's vitae and individual needs.