Associate in Arts Degree - Leadership and Management Program of Study

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Today’s military NCOs and SNCOs as well as many manufacturing and service sector management personnel can benefit from education in management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling. These skills create more effective managers and leaders as well as accelerate career advancement.

NRTC offers a college credit program through Florence-Darlington Technical College. The purpose of this program is to provide the first line leader and manager as well as the seasoned veteran the skill sets and formal education that they need in a military setting as well as in the citizen arena after they have left their military career.  It focuses on leadership and management with an emphasis on planning, staffing, organizing, directing, and controlling techniques necessary for careers that require effective leaders and managers. Graduates of the program are equipped to be better communicators, team builders, and motivators and are able to meet the challenges of a full spectrum of operations expected of today’s leaders. Let us help you start your future in a rewarding career. Click HERE to view the Associate in Arts Degree - Leadership and Management Program of Study brochure.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Enlisted service members wanting to jump start their formal leadership and management education
  • Non-Commissioned Officers that desire to enhance their military career and better prepare themselves for the challenges of today’s NCO leaders
  • Staff Non-Commission Officers and Petty Officers that want to fine tune their leader experience with proven leader and management techniques in an academic environment

Skill Sets Acquired:

  • Supervisory principles and techniques required to effectively manage human resources in an organization
  • Structured approaches to managerial decision making
  • Supervisory techniques used to adjust management styles to different situations and subordinates
  • Effective individual and group behavior in an organization to maximize productivity and psychological and social satisfaction
  • Moral principles of conduct emphasizing ethical problems and modes of ethical reasoning
  • Problem solving, critical thinking, leadership styles and group cohesion
  • Personal  leadership styles and traits appropriate for middle level management
  • Fundamentals of leadership for today’s leadership challenges

General Requirements(Please see the Course Groupings below)Credit Hours

Communication  9
Humanities and/or Social Sciences 12
Mathematics 6
Total   27


Program of Study in Leadership and Management

MGT 101 Principles of Management   3
MGT 150  Fundamentals of Supervision 3
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3
MGT 250 Situational Supervision 3
MGT 255 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 260 Leadership Fundamentals 3
    Total 18

Other Requirements(Please see the Course Groupings below)
Humanities and/or Social Sciences and electives                                       Total               15

Total Minimum                             60

Prerequisites for entrance:
Test Scores

Mathematics   English/Verbal  
ACT 20 ACT English/Verbal 20
COMPASS Algebra 60 COMPASS Reading 81
SAT 480 COMPASS Writing 78
SAT English/Verbal   480    

NOTES:

  1. Students must have satisfactory ACT, COMPASS, or SAT test scores for entrance into this program.
  2. Students who do not meet curriculum entrance requirements may be placed in developmental courses to improve basic skills.
  3. Students taking courses online should have regular access to a computer - PC or Mac.  These computers should have the minimum specifications of 512 MB ram and 4 GB of free hard drive space after installing all software. Students using older PC’s without these specifications could experience some problems with the assignments.

Graduation Requirements
Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
Any course with the following prefixes requires a grade of “C” or better: ENG101, ENG102 AMT, IET, and EGR .
Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
Achieve a Graduation GPA of 2.0 for all courses presented as meeting a program's course requirements.
Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that courses taken at Florence-Darlington Tech transfer and meet any senior institution’s requirements for a four-year degree
Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 

Associate in Arts Degree Course Groupings
The Associate in Arts program must contain a basic core of general education courses. The core must include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and oral communications.

At least 25% of the total semester hours of a student's curriculum must be earned at FDTC for a degree or diploma. Requirements for specific majors at senior institutions may vary. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer. It is strongly recommended that students consult the college/university to which they plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at Florence-Darlington Tech meet the senior institution's requirements for the desired four-year degree.

Group A -- Required Courses
(12 semester hours)
Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
Group B -- Mathematics (6 semester hours)
Course Class Lab Credit
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3 0 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3 0 3

Group C – Natural Sciences (None Required)

Group D -- Literature (3 semester hours)

Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3
Group E – Humanities and/or Social Sciences (15 semester hours)
PHI 110 and SOC 101 are required courses for the Leadership and Management Concentration.*
Students who did not have two years of high school foreign language are strongly encouraged to take two semesters of the same foreign language.
Students are strongly encouraged to take at least 6 hours from HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, and HIS 202.
Course Class Lab Credit
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3 0 3
GEO 102 World Geography 3 0 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 115 African-American History ** 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
HIS 222 Global Women's History ** 3 0 3
HIS 230 The American Civil War ** 3 0 3
HSS 205 Technology and Society ** 3 0 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 0 3
PHI 110 Ethics* 3 0 3
PSC 201 American Government 3 0 3
PSC 215 State and Local Government 3 0 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 208 Human Sexuality 3 0 3
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
REL 103 Comparative Religion ** 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology* 3 0 3
SOC 102 Marriage and the Family 3 0 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3 0 3
SOC 220 Sociology of The Family 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4
   
Group F -- Elective Courses (6 semester hours)
Students should take courses excluding those courses already used for another category.
Course Class Lab Credit
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3 0 3
COL 103 College Skills or AMT 106 Mfg. Workplace Skills ** 3 0 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications ** 3 0 3
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3
ENG 238 Creative Writing ** 3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3 0 3
Group G– Leadership and Management Program of Study (18 semester hours)
Course Class Lab Credit
MGT 101 Principles of Management   3 0 3
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3 0 3
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3 0 3
MGT 250 Situational Supervision 3 0 3
MGT 255 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
MGT 260 Leadership Fundamentals 3 0 3

Minimum Total Credit Hours:  60

** This course is not on the state transfer list; it satisfies the degree requirements but may not transfer. Students should check with the transfer-institution to determine if transfer credit will be assigned.

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