Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Curriculum Description

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a leadership or management role in the nonprofit sector.

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 various levels of leadership and management in the non-profit sector.

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

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NC CIP: 52.0206
Day, Evening and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
NPO 110 Intro to Nonprofit Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NPO 111 Governance & Leadership Requisite 3 0 0 3
NPO 115 Nonprofit Financial Mgmt Requisite 3 0 0 3
NPO 220 NPO Legal Issues/Principl 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NPO 215 NPO Advocacy & Public Pol 3 0 0 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 0 1
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 4

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NPO 120 Fundraising/Stewardship 3 0 0 3
NPO 210 Volunteer Management 3 0 0 3
NPO 225 Community Engagement 3 0 0 3
PMT 110 Intro To Project Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 149
OR
Intro to ACC Spreadsheets Requisite 1 3 0 2
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110
OR
Introduction to Communication Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 231 Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 16
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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 REVISED 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NPO 230
OR
Social Innovation (3) (0) (0) (3)
POL 220
OR
International Relations Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 13

Total Credit Hours: 64

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

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