Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Program Overview

The Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program, taught in conjunction with Arizona State University, is designed for Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who are interested in becoming better enlisted leaders in Organizational Leadership. This program helps you accomplish this by developing your skills in problem solving, effective communication, program assessment, resource management, and understanding emerging technologies.

Every associate degree program offered through the USNCC includes the five-course Naval Studies Certificate which provides a naval-relevant foundation to your lifelong educational journey. This is what sets the USNCC associate degree program apart from any other degree program available to you.

In addition to the Naval Studies Certificate, you will also earn a professional Certificate in Organizational Leadership, which is a seven-course program in the Organizational Leadership concentration area. This provides you with a professionally-relevant certificate that helps set you apart as an enlisted leader in organizational leadership.

Finally, you will complete the general education requirements that round out your critical thinking and communication skills and ensure your degree is transferable to a four-year degree program. This program ensures you have an established pathway to a bachelor’s degree with little to no loss in credit. While the USNCC will not pay for your courses beyond the associate degree program in Organizational Leadership, it will have provided you a quality foundation in your educational journey, which you can use your tuition assistance benefits, GI Bill, or other funding opportunities to continue.

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Partner Institution

The Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program is completed through Arizona State University, who is the degree grantor for this program. Arizona State University was selected for this program because of their military friendliness, quality education program, expertise in the field, established pathway to a four-year degree program with little to no loss of credit, and established flag officer advisory council with retired flag officers from each of the armed services, including the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Serving nearly 11,000 active-duty members, veterans, Guard, Reserves and military dependents, Arizona State University is committed to educating military-affiliated students while advancing defense research for the betterment and security of our nation. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Program Description

In addition to the Naval Studies Certificate and general education requirements, the Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership offers courses that develop your knowledge and expertise as an enlisted leader in the following way:

Organizational Leadership prepares students to become leaders in organizations by developing the skills and knowledge needed to solve problems, communicate effectively, assess programs, manage resources, and use emerging technologies.

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Outcomes

1. Apply organizational leadership principles and practices;
2. Assess and illustrate their leadership strengths and weaknesses;
3. Analyze ethics in their organizations. 

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Program Requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Active duty enlisted Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman, or Coast Guard Reservist
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Program Plan

Naval Studies Certificate
NAV101 Naval Ethics and Leadership 3 Credits
NAV102 Modern Naval History 3 Credits
NAV103 Naval Force Design 3 Credits
NAV104 Military/Civilian Organization and Policies 3 Credits
NAV105 Introduction to the Geopolitical Environment 3 Credits
General Education
ASU101 The ASU Experience 1 Credit
COM302 Representations and Self-Representations of Veterans in the Media and the Arts 3 Credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
MAT142 College Mathematics 3 Credits
CSE180 Computer Literacy 3 Credits
BIO130
- or -
SES106
Introduction to Environmental Science
- or -
Habitable Worlds
4 Credits
Elective Natural Sciences Course 4 Credits
Organizational Leadership Certificate
OGL200 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3 Credits
OGL220 Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations 3 Credits
OGL260 Resource Allocation in Organizations 3 Credits
OGL300 Theory and Practice of Leadership 3 Credits
OGL345 Organizational Ethics 3 Credits
OGL355 Leading Organizational Innovation and Change 3 Credits
OGL 381 Organizational Leadership Capstone 3 Credits
Total: 60 Credits

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Math Intensity

Low

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Learning Environment

All of the courses for the Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program are offered online and asynchronously, both via the USNCC for the Naval Studies Certificate and through Arizona State University for the rest of the degree program. This means that, as long as you have access to the internet, you are able to take these courses on your schedule, wherever you are in the world. Whether you are stationed on a ship in Norfolk, conducting field exercises in Okinawa, patrolling in a cutter the coasts of Alaska, or providing security or logistical support out of Bahrain, you are able to use your off-duty hours to further your education through the USNCC. Since these courses are offered asynchronously, this means you will not be required to log on to specific meetings at specific times throughout the week. You will be assigned due dates for your assignments; as long as you can post by those deadlines, you will meet attendance requirements.

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Ideal Rating/MOS Candidate

While there is no requirement at this time to be a part of any rating or MOS community, this program was designed primarily with the following community in mind:
Navy
Any The Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program is a general degree program that is designed to help any maritime service member improve their leadership and critical thinking skill sets.
Marine Corps
Any The Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program is a general degree program that is designed to help any maritime service member improve their leadership and critical thinking skill sets.
Coast Guard
Any The Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program is a general degree program that is designed to help any maritime service member improve their leadership and critical thinking skill sets.

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Education Pathways

The Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program transfers seamlessly to several Arizona State University bachelor level degree programs such as the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership or the Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Public Policy.

Organizational Leadership Associate Degree Career Opportunities

In addition to improving your capabilities as an enlisted leader in the core career fields listed above, the Associate of Arts with interdisciplinary courses focused on Organizational Leadership program also sets you up for success in the following career fields after you finish your service in the military, whether it is after four years or 34 years:
Graduates possess skills and knowledge they need for leadership positions in a wide range of organizations, such as business, government, health care administration, nonprofit agencies and the service industry. Graduates may pursue a variety of careers, such as: account manager, community relations manager, director of training, diversity specialist, executive assistant, knowledge manager, organization development consultant, performance evaluation specialist, project manager, supervisor.

Contact Information

To find out more about this program and how to apply, contact our enrollment office through out USNCC Support Form.
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