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Management and Leadership Studies

​​​​​​​​​​​Management and leadership courses at Orange Coast College offer students the chance to learn valuable skills that make great leaders, as well as effective communicators. Some courses focus more on the human relations of management, the importance of developing leadership qualities. understanding, receptivity, and the necessary verbal, nonverbal and writing skills to communicate as capably as possible. 

The goal of this program is to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. Students will study ethical dimensions of leadership, understand how leadership affects people, organizations and society, and articulate and apply their own philosophy of leadership in their careers and lives. 

Certificates of Achievement 

Management and Leadership Studies 

This program is designed to build and/or upgrade skills in leading and managing people while enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness within the workplace. Courses emphasize leading, organizing, planning, communicating, training and controlling. 


This program is designed to prepare students to function effectively as a manager in a retail environment. applying the retail principles they have learned in their professional lives. The Retail Certificate of Achievement is approved by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and students who complete the program receive the WAFC Retail Management Certificate. 

Certificates of Specialization 

Leadership Studies 

This certificate program enhances individual and organizational effectiveness, and helps students develop personal leadership skills. Upon completion of the certificate students will be able to function effectively in a leadership role and apply the principles they have learned in their personal and/or organizational lives. ​

Management Institute 

This certificate program is designed to help students function effectively in management positions, and apply the principles they have learned to effectively manage in a variety of settings.

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Additional Information

For complete requirements and course information please see our cat​alog​.​​​​

Use the link below to view gainful employment reports with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of OCC certificate programs.

Visit the Federal Gainful Employment Reports

Find career outlook and salary information at ​

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Contact Info​
Greg Clark 
BE 111 
(714) 432-5974 

Dennis Morgan 
BE 111 
(714) 432-5651