Undergraduate Certificate in Basic Supervision

Are you preparing to make the jump from technical skills to supervising others, but need some basic training to make you a better manager? The Undergraduate Certificate in Basic Supervision will help you take on new responsibilities and advance your career. Our certificate program is designed for trainees looking for their next promotion, or entry-level supervisors wanting to upgrade their skills.

Our Certificate in Supervision is composed of 18 credit hours, allowing you to broaden your knowledge in the areas of:

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

This certificate can be completed in as little as one year, or tailored to your work schedule over time.

Certificate Information

18 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

To complete the certificate all courses require grades to be a C or higher and the overall GPA of those courses to be a 2.0 or higher.

Courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.


  • COAS-W 100 – Introduction to Business
  • SPCH-S 122 – Interpersonal Communications
  • SUPV-S 300 – Frontline Leadership
  • SUPV-S 310 – Resource and Planning Management
  • SUPV-S 320 – Labor Relations
  • HPER-H 160 – First Aid


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

Your brighter future begins here

Kentucky residents

Kentucky students are part of our IU Southeast family. In fact, students from eight Kentucky counties who register through IU Southeast receive in-state tuition and now qualify for our new KEES Match Scholarships! Learn more about the advantages of attending IU Southeast including the lowest 4-year tuition in the region, staying close to home while you earn your degree, and the unique experience only IU Southeast can offer.

Get in-state tuition for Kentuckians

Apply for our KEES Match scholarship