Community Leadership Certificate of Achievement

This program has been discontinued. Currently enrolled students may complete their program of study, but new students will not be admitted.

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Robert Yahrmatter: 313-845-6389,, Campus Safety, Room: N-224

Program Description


Provides students the basic courses and field experience necessary for meaningful work and career advancement in fields such as community and economic development, community organizing, and policy advocacy. Students learn skills and develop their talents in order to become agents of positive social change in various aspects of their careers and communities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of the historical, cultural, and political dimensions of the Detroit metropolitan area.
  2. Describe and apply the skills of effective leadership in organizations and communities.
  3. Use effective verbal and written communication to develop and deliver public presentations.
  4. Describe and apply the skills of power mapping in organizations and communities.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competencies within organizations and communities.
  6. Demonstrate skills for leading & developing campaigns, outreach, team building, developing & implementing a work plan, engaging required resources.
  7. Demonstrate ability to convene groups, facilitate meetings, negotiate, identify and prioritize issues.
Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for careers in:

  • Human services and non-profits
  • City and local governments
  • Environmental services and the green economy
  • Community health services

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.