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  • Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership


    The accredited online Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership is designed to incorporate skills and competencies put forth by the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC,) including a focus on organizational strategy, resource management, communication, collaboration, community college advocacy, and professionalism. The program also incorporates leading technologies, and can be completed fully online in as few as 12 months.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World Report
    • Drexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Required Courses 
    EDHE 500Foundations of Higher Education3.0
    EDHE 530Higher Education Law3.0
    ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations3.0
    Select three of the following:9.0
    EDHE 634
    Proposal Writing & Sponsored Project Management 
    EDHE 664
    Strategies for Educational Success 
    EDHE 668
    Transformational Leadership 
    EDHE 669
    Diversity in Higher Education 
    Total Credits18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a completed bachelor's and/or master's degree  
      • The cumulative GPA for graduate course work begun, but not to date completed, will be considered along with an applicant's undergraduate GPA
      • Provisional admission may be considered if your undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 to 2.99, but your other admissions materials are strong

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
        • Resume
        • Additional requirements for International Students


        The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit)

        This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

        This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


        Academic Calendar

        Classes Begin 
        Classes End 
        Exams Begin 
        Exams End 

        Fall 2015     

        September 21, 2015

        December 5, 2015

        December 7, 2015

        December 12, 2015

        Winter 2016 

        January 4, 2016

        March 14, 2016

        March 15, 2016

        March 19, 2016

        Spring 2016 

        March 28, 2016

        June 6, 2016

        June 7, 2016

        June 10, 2016

        Summer 2016 

        June 20, 2016

        August 29, 2016

        August 30, 2016

        September 3, 2016

        Apply today for a Graduate Certificate in Community College Admin and Leadership

        Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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