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Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Curriculum Description

The Nonprofit Leadership & Management curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a leadership or management role in the nonprofit sector. The rapid growth and current economic dynamics makes this sector unique in form and function.

Course work includes an overview of nonprofit organizations (NPO), philanthropy, legal and ethical concerns, funding issues, and strategic planning. Additional coursework introduces grant writing, international non-governmental organizations (NGO), public relations and sustainable communities.

Graduates should qualify for positions at all levels of leadership and management in the non-profit sector. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in public relations, funds administration, volunteer management, and compliance operations in nonprofit organizations.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25410
NC CIP: 52.0206
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
NPO 110 Intro to Nonprofit Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    12 6 0 15

Spring Semester
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
NPO 111 Governance & Leadership 3 0 0 3
NPO 115 Nonprofit Financial Mgmt 3 0 0 3
NPO 220 NPO Legal Issues/Principl 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    15 0 0 15

Summer Term
COE 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1
NPO 210 Volunteer Management 3 0 0 3
NPO 215 NPO Advocacy & Public Pol 3 0 0 3
   
    7 0 0 7

Fall Semester
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
NPO 120 Fundraising/Stewardship 3 0 0 3
NPO 225 Community Engagement 3 0 0 3
PMT 215 Proj Mgmt Leadership 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Communication 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    14 2 0 15

Spring Semester
NPO 235 NPO Strategic Planning 3 0 0 3
NPO 240 International NGOs 3 0 0 3
NPO 245 Comm Ptnrs/Collaboration 3 0 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
  OR        
Social Innovation (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    12 0 10 16

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives - Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 211.

Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

*This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.