Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
breaking through statue with fireworks in the background
The World Needs More Cowboys Start your adventure now!

Community College Leadership – Graduate Certificate

In many states, community colleges are the lifeblood of a regional higher education system. Not only do they provide local access to college-level courses, they also serve as a locus for workforce training and community development.

The UW Community College Leadership Certificate is an online, 15-credit program to help you advance into community college management and leadership roles.

About the Community College Leadership Program
Whether you are already employed by a community college or seeking a community college-related career, UW’s online community college leadership program offers a strong background in leadership studies along with courses that address the pressing issues modern community colleges and students face.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate

Resident Tuition: $282/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $516/credit hour

Admission Info | Curriculum Info

Contact Program Coordinator

Higher Education Administration Website

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that post-secondary administrators in Wyoming earn an average annual salary of $120,600

Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate Program Highlights

The Community College Leadership Certificate is a flexible graduate program that provides a 9-credit core in community college and higher education studies combined with 6 credits of electives that allow you to build your expertise based on your interests and organizational needs.

The graduate certificate program is designed for community college professionals, who already have a master’s degree and want to transition into leadership roles at these important institutions.

Here are some reasons to choose UW for your community college leadership education:

Accredited. The University of Wyoming College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Online convenience. Level up your career from the comfort of your own laptop. All courses take place online or through synchronous audio/visual and are scheduled so you can complete the program part-time in four semesters.

Faculty-practitioners. Study with professors who are highly regarded practitioners in the community college field and have served in top leadership positions.

Travel grants. Get support for attending professional conferences and meetings by applying for a graduate travel grant.

Scholarships. Explore scholarships. The College of Education at UW offers numerous graduate scholarships to help students pay for graduate study including the following:

  • Clarence Jayne Memorial Scholarship
  • Kercher Family Scholarship in Education

What Can You Do with a Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate?

The community college leadership certificate program was created to help community college professionals advance in their careers and become the kind of modern leader these institutions need to thrive and serve their communities.

Community College Leadership Careers
UW community college leadership alumni are working in positions such as:

  • Director of Wellbeing and Accessibility
  • Veterans Transition Coordinator
  • Coordinator Student Success
  • Student Services Specialist
  • Athletic Director
  • Director Admissions & Enrollment
  • Director Accounting and Finance
  • Department/Division Chair

Examples of Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate Program Courses

These are some of the courses you will take as an online higher education administration student at the University of Wyoming:

  • Community College Leadership Development
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Educational Issues in Race, Class and Gender
  • Community College Issues and Leadership
  • Issues in Higher Education

View the full community college leadership certificate program curriculum.

The World Needs More Cowboys

Start Your Adventure Now!

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon