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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25410 REVISED
NC CIP: 52.0206
Day, Evening and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2014

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting REVISED REQUISITE 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 2014 3 0 0 3
NPO 110 Intro to Nonprofit Mgmt REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers REVISED REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy REVISED REQUISITE 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
   
    10 4 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 REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
   
    15 0 0 15

Summer Term
NPO 210 Volunteer Management REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
NPO 215 NPO Advocacy & Public Pol REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
WBL 110 World of Work NEW 2014 1 0 0 1
   
    7 0 0 7

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

Spring Semester
NPO 235 NPO Strategic Planning REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
NPO 240 International NGOs REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
NPO 245 Comm Ptnrs/Collaboration REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Social Innovation REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
International Relations REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Work-Based Learning I NEW 2014 0 0 10 1
   
    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.

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective - Select one course: MAT 110, MAT 143, MAT 171

Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.