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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership Skills Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this certificate. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

The certificate is designed for students who have demonstrated leadership skills in addition to effective parenting skills through participation in a college-affiliated cooperative preschool. This certificate provides training for parents (or parent figures) in a laboratory setting. In addition to parenting skills in child development, family relationships, and related topics that lead to effective parenting, this certificate includes leadership skills. Students earning this certificate take on additional responsibilities as members of the preschool board.

Certificate of Completion (18 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements

.5 Credit Courses

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

Parenting Education Program Coordinator:

Frances Coppa
206-546-4593 fcoppa@shoreline.edu Rm 5364

Program Information:

Length of Program: 18 Credits and minimum of 3 years participation in cooperative preschool, plus at least 1 year on preschool board.
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $15 per credit
(in addition to preschool laboratory fees which vary from preschool to preschool)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/parenting-education/


Leadership Skills-What is it?

Students who earn this certificate should be able to demonstrate leadership skills that may include organizing and implementing activities/events, delegating tasks, facilitating meetings, keeping records, and problem solving.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this certificate should be able to:

  1. Work cooperatively with other members of the preschool board and Parenting Education faculty.
  2. Communicate effectively with preschool parents, preschool board members, and Parenting Education faculty.
  3. Complete tasks in a professional and timely manner.
  4. Maintain confidentiality and respect for others.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Leadership Skills Certificate?

Students who earn this certificate may find it helpful in obtaining employment or volunteer positions as managers, bookkeepers, event planners, or leadership positions in charitable or service organizations

Potential employers include: Certificate holders can be employed by government and private industry. The field also provides opportunities for temporary employment, and part-time work. For more, please visit career information and resources at https://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Additional Information

Transferability of Skills & Credits: Leadership skills learned in obtaining this certificate are transferable to other settings, including the workplace, school, and community. Many cooperative preschool board members go on to assume leadership roles as PTA presidents, athletic coaches, Scout leaders, and leaders of charitable and service organizations. Parenting Education credits are restricted elective credits, which means that up to 15 credits may be applied towards certificate of degrees in related program area. All Parenting Education courses may be applied to this certificate.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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