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Certificate in Community College Administration

The Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership program seeks to produce professionals who are equipped with the fundamental competencies expected of community college administrators. The certificate, a Drexel University credential, is designed to incorporate skills put forth by the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC), and is focused on developing knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational strategy
  • Resource management
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Community college advocacy
  • Professionalism
  • Technology

The certificate program is an option for students and professionals who have already completed an undergraduate degree and would like to enhance their professional credentials without completing a master’s program. A Community College Administration and Leadership secondary concentration is also available for all students completing the Master of Science in Higher Education online.


The Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership is comprised of six graduate level courses, resulting in 18 credits.  

Course descriptions may be found in the Drexel Online Course Catalog

Required Courses - 9 credits

Code Name Credits
EDHE 500 Foundations of Higher Education 3.0
ORGB 631 Leading Effective Organizations 3.0
EDHE 530
Higher Education Law

Elective Courses - 9 credits (choose three)

Code Name Credits
EDHE 634 Proposals & Sponsored Projects 3.0
EDHE 664 Strategies for Educational Success 3.0
EDHE 668 Transformational Leadership 3.0
EDHE 669 Diversity in Higher Education 3.0