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College of Education

Certificate of Graduate Study in Higher Education Leadership

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Higher Education Leadership is offered as part of a partnership between USC’s Community College Leadership Alliance (CCLA) and the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS).

The certificate is available to students sponsored by a South Carolina Technical College. The Certificate program equips technical college professionals throughout South Carolina with advanced knowledge and competencies in higher education leadership and provides valuable networking opportunities. The Certificate requires completion of six graduate courses aimed at advanced learning specifically relevant to professionals in two-year colleges.

For more information, contact Doug Smith at or 803-777-4269 or visit the academic bulletin. We invite you to read the gainful employment information for this program, and our general gainful employment information. Visit the Bursar’s Office webpage for information on tuition rates and fees.