Agricultural Leadership

 

Undergraduate Certificate | Agricultural Leadership

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership is designed to advance personal and organizational leadership skills. Through in-depth, semester-length courses, present and future leaders develop skills needed by colleges, universities and the agricultural industry.

The University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership is a program designed for individuals interested in advancing both their personal and organizational leadership skills. The program provides participants with the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a series of in-depth, semester-length courses that are programmatic in nature. Coursework includes topics covering personal leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership as well as professional presentations. The University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership seeks to motivate present and future leaders to develop those leadership skills needed by colleges, universities and the agricultural industry.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled at North Carolina State University who are in good academic standing are eligible for admission to this certificate program. In addition, non-degree students in good academic standing may enroll in the program. Students who have completed the minor in Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences are not eligible for the University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership.

PLAN OF STUDY

The University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership requires 12 undergraduate credit hours (four courses). Students pursuing only the university certificate program are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration. NDS students may register for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Thus, the certificate may take from two to four semesters to complete.

A minimum grade of “C-” is required for each course. Students who have completed the minor in Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences are not eligible for the University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Leadership skills are in high demand in all sectors of the economy, including agricultural industries. Individuals with leadership skills are sought for both entry level and advancement up career ladders. While targeted toward students interested in careers in agriculture, the University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership is open to all. Offered both on campus and online via Online and Distance Education, the certificate program serves NC State campus students as well as community college students and adults employed in agriculture or other industries.

The University Certificate in Agricultural Leadership requires 12 credit hours. The minimum grade required for a course to count toward the certificate program is a ‘C-‘.

Required Course

AEE 323 - Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Units: 3

Leadership development in agricultural and related settings; foundations of leadership theory and practice; techniques for developing leadership skills; development of understanding of group interactions and group leader roles, technical communication skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, and goals achievement strategies necessary for effective leaders.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term

Elective Courses

Select 3 courses from the following list:

AEE 311 - Communication Methods and Media

Units: 3

Foundations of agricultural communications. Technologies of agricultural communication and the systematic approach to the development of agricultural communication materials. Development of applied skills in design, production, evaluation, and dissemination of information unique to agricultural sciences and media.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term

AEE 350 - Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Units: 3

This course focuses on the impact of personal leadership on agricultural organizations and society. The best leaders are those who have internalized personal leadership concepts and apply them to the practical situations in their environment. This course teaches individuals to achieve optimal results by changing their fundamental approach to work, relationships, and problem solving, using time-honored principles in time management, leadership, and effectiveness. Restricted to CALS students.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

AEE 360 - Developing Team Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Units: 3

Students in this course will study the impact of organized teams and team leaders on the development of agricultural organizations. Principles and techniques involved in creating, organizing and directing teams will be explored. Students will develop skills in team decision-making and communication. Topics of discussion will include: components of a group and team, relationships of group and team members, effectiveness of groups and teams, and communication within groups and teams. This course is designed for students who are interested in positions of leadership and who want to learn more about making the groups and teams they work with more effective. Restricted to CALS students.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

AEE 435 - Professional Presentations in Agricultural Organizations

Units: 3

This course teaches effective listening strategies, communication strategies, interpersonal skills and presentation strategies essential for use in today's workplace. AEE 435 includes strategies and techniques for effective presentations in the food, agricultural, natural resources, as well as other professions, with emphasis on oral and visual presentation techniques. Presentation skills and strategies for formal and informal situations including conferences, poster presentations along with leadership, conflict resolution, interviewing, negotiation, and group communication theory and strategies will be discussed. Restricted to CALS students; Jr or Sr level status required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

AEE 460 - Organizational Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Units: 3

This course focuses on the impact of effective leadership in organizations in both theory and practice. Students will examine the major theories and studies that are most relevant and informative with the regard to leadership in organizations. Students will develop skills in decision-making, management of organizations, and ethical leadership related to agricultural organizations. Restricted to CALS students.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

 
One of the following courses may be substituted for AEE 311:

ENG 332 - Communication for Business and Management

Units: 3

Written communication in business and public organizations, including both internal communication [such as instructions, policies, management reports] and external communication with clients, vendors, and publics. Intensive practice in writing; relationship of writing to oral and visual communication. For students in business and management-related programs.Credit is not allowed for more than one of ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2

ENG 333 - Communication for Science and Research

Units: 3

Written communication in scientific and research contexts, emphasizing relationship between research and writing in problem formulation, interpretation of results, and support and acceptance of research. Intensive practice in writing; relationship of writing to oral and visual communication. For students who plan careers in scientific research.Credit is not allowed for more than one of ENG 331, 332, and 333.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term

 
Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallAugust 20, 2018
SpringJanuary 2, 2019
SummerJune 21, 2018

Dr. Jackie Bruce

Program Coordinator

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.515.8801
jackie_bruce@ncsu.edu