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Requirements for the Certificate & Minor in Supervision

The General Studies Degree Program at Indiana University Southeast offers a certificate as well as a minor in supervision. The Certificate in Supervision is composed of 18 credit hours and the minor consists of 24 credit hours. Students, who complete the Certificate in Supervision, can also complete the Minor in Supervision by completing 6 additional credit hours. Students may select the 6 addition credit hours from four different areas.

The courses are designed to prepare trainees and entry-level supervisory personnel, but also to allow students to broaden their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Business and (OLS) Organizational Leadership & Supervision)
  • Communication Skills
  • Counseling and Human Behavior
  • Safety Management

Requirements for Certificate in Supervision

  • COAS W100 – Introduction to Business
    • No prerequisites - Online
  • SPCH S122 – Interpersonal Communications
    • No prerequisites - Online
  • SUPV S300 – Frontline Leadership
    • Recommended completion of W131 - Online
  • SUPV S310 – Resource and Planning Management
    • Prerequisite: S300 or equivalent sup experience - Online
  • SUPV S320 – Labor Relations
    • No prerequisites
  • HPER H160 – First Aid
    • No prerequisites (3 credit hours)

Requirements for Minor in Supervision

The Minor in Supervision (24 credit hours) must include the six core courses listed above. Students may select (6 credit hours) from any of the courses listed below for the minor.

Note: each course listed below is a 3 credit hour course.

Business and (OLS) Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Each course listed has No Prerequisites (unless specified)

(OLS is available from Purdue Programs)

  • OLS 252 – Human Behavior in Organizations
  • OLS 284 – Leadership Principles
  • OLS 331 – Occupational Safety and Health
  • OLS 345 – Critical Thinking in Organizations
  • OLS 386 – Leadership for Organizational Change

Business

  • BUS P301 – Operations Management
    • Prerequisite: E280 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics I, S121 speech, W231 Professional Writing Skills or W234 Technical Report Writing and completion of 45 credit hours
    • Note: The prerequisite for E280 is M122 Math, K201 Computer in Business or equivalent skills
    • Note: Credit will only be given for E280 or K300, not both.
  • BUS P430 – Total Quality Management
    • Prerequisite: P301 Operations Management
  • BUS Z302 – Managing & Behavior in Organizations
    • Prerequisite: S121 Public Speaking, P101 Intro to Psychology, W231 Professional Writing Skills or W234 Technical Report Writing and completion of 45 credit hours OR
  • MATH K300 – Statistical Techniques
    • Prerequisite: 2 years of high school math including algebra, placement by exam, or M117. Required: M118 or A118.
    • Note: Credit will only be given for E280 or K300, not both.

Communication Skills

  • ENG W231 – Professional Writing Skills
    • Prerequisite: W131 Elementary Composition, with a grade of C or higher or course equivalent
  • SPCH C325 – Interviewing Principles & Practices
    • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
  • SPCH S223 – Business & Professional Speaking
    • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, S121 Public Speaking or S122 Interpersonal Communication, or consent of the instructor
  • SPCH S308 – Family Communication
    • No prerequisites
  • SPCH S229 – Discussion and Group Methods
    • Prerequisite: S121 or S122 and sophomore standing
  • SPCH S440 – Organizational Communication
    • Prerequisite: junior standing and S205
  • SPCH S450 – Gender & Communication
    • Prerequisite: S122 Interpersonal Communications, sophomore standing or consent of the instructor

Counseling & Behavior

  • PSY B366 – Concepts & Applications of Organizational Psychology
    • Prerequisite: 3 credit hours in psychology or consent of instructor
  • PSY B378 – Introduction to Industrial Psychology
    • Prerequisites: 3 credit hours in psychology or consent of instructor
  • PSY B386 – Introduction to Counseling
    • Prerequisite: P324 Abnormal Psychology

Safety Management

Each course listed has No Prerequisites (unless specified)

  • SPH S101 – Introduction to Safety Science
  • SPH S151 – Legal Aspects of Safety
  • SPH H174 – Prevention of Violence in American Society
  • SPH S201 – Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • SPH S202 – Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • SPH S210 – OSHA General Industry Standards
  • SPH S214 – Safety: OSHA Construction Industry Standards
  • SPH S231 – Safety Engineering and Technology
  • SPH S251 – Incident Investigation and Analysis
  • SPH S255 – Threats, Violence and Workplace Safety

Updated October 21, 2016

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