Supervision (SC)

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Strengthen Your Skills in Supervision

Supervising people, budgets, and projects takes a thorough understanding of the business environment and human resources. You must be able to multi-task to ensure people are excelling in their jobs and growing their own skill sets.

Whether you’re interested in expanding your own business, moving into a higher administrative position, or wanting to start your career in any profession, knowing how to supervise others is important for a successful career. Supervising may seem to that you should only focus on overseeing others, yet that is only a small part of being an effective supervisor. Knowing how to communicate with diverse personality types, being able to resolve conflicts, understanding how to balance project deadlines with employee needs are all factors in how well you manage your employees and your company’s goals. 

You will discover new and proven theories in supervision techniques so you can heighten your team’s productivity and be a successful member of a thriving company, positioning yourself as a strong, respected supervisor.

Careers in Supervision 

Supervisors are found in industries all over the world. You can work in manufacturing, healthcare, corporate business, sales, construction, entertainment, laboratories, education, childcare, and so much more. 

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with a Skill Certificate in Supervision:

Career information below taken from bls.gov November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. Excludes team or work leaders.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree or higher $68,120/year $32.75/hour 
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 1% increase

460,370

Supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree $52,970/year $25.47/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 6% increase

8,270

 

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree $59,340/year $28.53/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 1% increase

1,477,460

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High School Diploma or equivalent $70,540/year $33.91/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 1% increase

598,210

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Supervision 

You can get a Skill Certificate (SC) in Supervision at LASC where you will build your skills and learn to supervise people, oversee budgets, and manage projects.

  • Be a leader. You’ll learn how to be a proactive listener, positive communicator, and constructive motivator along with other practical key leadership, communication, and analytical skills to help mentor and guide those you oversee. 
  • Examine supervisory functions, such as planning, organizing, and scheduling your work force and their work flow to generate successful outcomes.
  • Dive into the diversity of today’s 21st-century ways of managing to find out how traditional management principles have melded with modern principles driven by technology.
  • LASC provides internships so you can build your career connections and create community ties for after you graduate in just months with a Skill Certificate.
  • Check for upcoming innovative workshops, events, and business fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education to strengthen your business skills, network with community leaders and local business owners, and develop a deeper knowledge for all of the different aspects of business.
  • LASC leads the way in promoting future business leaders through innovative academic programs, such as the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) to help educate and connect aspiring business owners to their careers and industry interests. In 2017, LASC was awarded the Entrepreneurial College Award by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) because of our leadership in starting entrepreneurially-minded programs.
  • Want More? You can get an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration: Management / Supervision to further your skills while you deepen your critical-thinking and problem-solving capabilities. And, if you wanted to get a bachelor’s degree, you would save money on your first two years of college learning from positive, innovative faculty. Talk with your academic counselor to find out more!

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

LASC’s Skill Certificate in Supervision and our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Certificate Code: 506.33
Total Units Required: 14

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply management planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling skills supervisory functions. 
  • Demonstrate effective management skills to prepare for a variety of entry-level supervisory positions.
Required Courses: Units
CAOT 82 Microcomputer Software Survey in the Office 3
COOP ED 295 Work Experience General I 2
SUPV 1 Elements of Supervision 3
MGMT 2 Organization and Management Theory 3
MGMT 33 Personnel Management 3
TOTAL UNITS 14

 

Get Ready Before You 

Interested in being a supervisor? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your career in business:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss opportunities and support services LASC has that would be a good match for your career goals.
  • You can take a Workforce Development class or a summer class to strengthen your skills in common business software applications, business etiquette, or public speaking, such as courses on Microsoft Suite software, Business English, or an introduction to public speaking.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, such as the LASC Entrepreneur Club and Toastmasters, and find out what other business opportunities LASC has through the School of Career Technical Education, such as business workshops and specific events on starting your own business, networking, career fairs. These build your resume and create new relationships to show potential employers your commitment to learning about the development of business and new technologies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Once you successfully complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply management planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling skills supervisory functions. 
  • Demonstrate effective management skills to prepare for a variety of entry-level supervisory positions.