Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Technical Leadership (B.S.)

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30-38 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

The B.S. degree in Technical Leadership is an interdisciplinary degree intended for students who have earned an A.A.S. technical associate degree or have completed a “career” degree program. The program will provide the knowledge and skills needed to undertake leadership and supervisory roles that complement the technical expertise the student acquired at the community or technical college. Students will be able to enter this program directly after completing their associate degree program or after years of technical experience and practice in the field. The program will help students develop their interpersonal and managerial skills.

Students earning a B.S. in Technical Leadership complete all general education requirements (30 hours) , as well as one emphasis area (minimum 11 credit hours of coursework), internship course or a capstone course specific to the B.S. degree in Technical Leadership program.

Program Requirements (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following emphasis areas (11-12 credit hours)

Electives (15-24 credit hours)

One must have a total of 30 upper division (300/400-level)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of differences and recognize level of cooperation in a professional setting. Apply this to interactions with others.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts and practices of business and management.
  3. Identify the communication requirements for a professional situation and employ communication in formal and informal settings.
  4. Describe accepted regulations that govern professional behavior and demonstrate creative, ethical behavior in professional settings.
  5. Employ an understanding of methods that develop trust while motivating others to work toward goal accomplishment.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and deploy information.
  7. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions.
  8. Students will be able to demonstrate the cultivation of knowledge, skills, values and motivation that will enable them to make a difference in the civic life of communities and promote the quality of life in a community and engage in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.
  9. Students will be able to demonstrate cognitive, effective, and behavioral skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.
  10. Students will be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas and consider the ramifications of alternative actions.
  11. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

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