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Community College Administration

Master of Arts in Community College Administration

Meeting the demand for specialized training in community college administration, all while providing you the flexibility to learn from home. That's how we're Rising Up.


The Master of Arts in Community College Administration program is designed for emerging community college administrative leaders like you to develop skills needed to serve and advance in a variety of roles in the community or technical college system. The program emphasizes exposure to a variety of community college and higher education administration issues, programs, and services. What makes our program unique? Read on.

  • Designed to meet your schedule at your own pace- whether that is full time or a course at a time
  • Traditional and career track admission giving students more than one way to be admitted
  • Involved and engaging faculty with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the community college system


Curriculum Snapshot

Here are some highlights of what you need to know:

  • 33 credit hours total
  • 3 areas of focus: Foundations; Administration, Organization and Leadership; and Professionalism
  • Flexible format for classes being either fully online, hybrid (partially online, partially in class), in the evening, or on weekends


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Curriculum Overview

Community College Foundations (9 credits)
EDU 604    Introductory Seminar: Community College and American Education (3 credits)
EDU 630    The Adult Learner (3 credits)
EDU 650    Internship in Community College Administration (3 credits)

Administration, Organization and Leadership (9 credits)
EDU 610    Organization and Administration of the Community College (3 credits)
EDU 612    Community College Budgeting, Finance and Management (3 credits)
EDU 620    Higher Educational Leadership (3 credits)

Professionalism Component (choose 15 credits)
EDU 505    Research Methodology and Practicum (3 credits)
EDU 606    Technical Skills for 21st Century Community College Administration (3 credits)
EDU 621    Design and Development of Curricular Programs (3 credits)
EDU 631    Design and Development for Student Support and Development Programs (3 credits)
EDU 635    Planning and Assessing Two-Year Programs (3 credits)
EDU 637    Current Trends in Community College Administration (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 33 Credit Hours



Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville

Mission Statement
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville provides excellent graduate education that develops innovative leaders prepared to serve the current and future needs of Western North Carolina and beyond.