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Supervisory Leadership

Technical Certificate

18 Credits | Less than 1 year

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*

*Combination of Online, Your Choice and On Site instruction. Select courses available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics

Update your leadership and management skills to prepare for a future supervisory job or to complement your current managerial position. By completing the Supervisory Leadership certificate you’ll be prepared to be employed in a variety of businesses and industries.

Program Overview

The Supervisory Leadership certificate allows you to customize your training with short, achievable goals. Rather than completing the entire associate degree, you may select course clusters that complement your degree choice.

Program Outcomes

The Supervisory Leadership certificate will prepare you to:

  • Maximize use of time and resources
  • Minimize wasted effort
  • Address difficult situations in positive ways
  • Possess supervisory, communication, and leadership skills
  • Understand what motivates people in the workplace
  • Create efficient, customer-friendly processes
  • Develop productive work teams


After you complete the Supervisory Leadership, you’ll be able to maximize your time and resources, minimize wasted effort, address difficult situations in positive ways and possess supervisory, communication and leadership skills.

Works Around Your Schedule

There are flexible formatted courses that work with your schedule using connectivity platforms so you may learn from where ever you are.

Cutting-Edge, Relevant Curriculum

Continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.    

Increase Your Value

Earning the certificate may give you the recognition they need to move into a management role in your present job.


In the 18-credit Supervisory Leadership certificate curriculum, you have the option of choosing nine credits that center around a career cluster. A few of the clusters include supervision, building teams and organizational development.

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Featured Supervisory Leadership Courses

| 3 CR
In Leadership Development, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to fulfill his/her role as a modern leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, implementing mission and goals, ethical behavior, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change, and effective conflict resolution.
| 3 CR
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.
| 3 CR
Provides an overview of the general legal responsibilities of an organization. Analyzes the current employment laws in the U.S. and their impact on employer/employees. Examines the supervisor's role in dealing with harassment in the workplace. Compares how appeals can be addressed in both union and nonunion environment.

Admissions and Tuition

To apply for a certificate, just fill out an application form either online or at a campus, and Northwood Tech will guide you from there. 

Tuition and Fees

Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

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Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*

Supervisory Leadership

18 Credits | Less than 1 year


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the Northwood Tech Supervisory Leadership Program

Upon completion of the program, you will a Supervisory Leadership certificate. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

Northwood Tech's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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