The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Supervision prepares the individual for careers in supervision and management. Its objective is to assist students in learning the newest supervisory and management skills and to help businesses save money on training costs.

Click here to learn how this Career Pathway Certificate leads to an AAS Business Management/Entrepreneurship.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in this program must be completed with a ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Supervision is awarded.

Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).

Pre-Program Courses

Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:

WR90Paragraph Fundamentals3-4
or WR90R Academic Literacy

Program Guide

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing (or higher) 3
BA120 Leadership Development 1 3
SP218 Interpersonal Communication 2 3
BA206 Management Fundamentals 3
BA224 Human Resource Management 3
 Total Credits19

BA110 Group Dynamics for Teams, BA285 Human Relations in Organizations; PSY100 Introduction to Psychology, PSY201 General Psychology, PSY201H General Psychology w/HonorsPSY203 General Psychology, or PSY203H General Psychology w/Honors may be substituted for BA120 Leadership Development.


SP100 Basic Speech Communications, SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking, SP219 Small Group Discussion, or SP220 Gender and Communication may be substituted for SP218 Interpersonal Communication.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills including both verbal and written.
  • Understand the role of a leader.
  • Identify and implement strategies for managing employee relations.