Today’s organizations demand exceptional front-line supervisors and managers, people who can lead and inspire others in rapidly changing times.

Anoka Technical College’s Supervisory Management degree program offers flexible options for anyone in a new supervisory role or making a career transition. You will gain real-world experience starting day one that you can take immediately to work.

The Foundation for Your Management Career

Gain skills and current knowledge in:

• Leadership
• Change management
• Managing effective teams
• Human resource management
• Employment law
• Managing quality and safety
• Performance management and coaching
• Employee training
• Project management

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Program offered completely online with part-time options

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Instructors with 25+ years of industry experience

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Related certificate programs to develop specific leadership skills

Potential Jobs:

  • Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
  • Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  • Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Salary Information:
Salary varies by industry median salary in the Minnesota ranges from $23.82 per hour to over $40 per hour with top earners making +$50 per hour.

Information provided is for Minnesota. See current data at

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We're here to help you advance your leadership career. Anoka Tech's Supervisory Management program and related certificates in Human Resources, Quality Management and Leadership are now offered completely online. Contact Enrollment Services to find out how you can get started again today.

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"I chose Anoka Tech because I could complete my degree all while working close to full time. I learned leadership skills I am going to take with me wherever I go."

Anna Ewing
Supervisory Management AAS degree

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

Today’s organizations demand exceptional front-line supervisors and managers, people who can lead and inspire others in challenging economic times.

The Anoka Technical College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Supervisory Management program prepares students to excel in leadership positions, achieving mastery of business operations, human resources management, and continuous quality improvement.

The online program is perfect for the working adult in a new supervisory role, people transitioning into new careers and anyone seeking to inspire others.

  1. Apply effective diversity strategies in a global workplace.
  2. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills.
  3. Practice professional behavior and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Develop and implement change strategies.
  5. Demonstrate visionary leadership.
  6. Apply ethical marketing, management, and organizational theories.
  7. Apply human resource management practices.
  8. Plan, prepare, and deliver effective oral and written communications.
  9. Demonstrate financial management skills.
  10. Utilize current technology in the workplace.
  11. Apply customer-focused strategies.
  12. Apply continuous improvement strategies by exercising creativity and innovation.

The supervisory field covers all areas of the private and public sector. Business and industry consistently seek out qualified employees who can move into the supervisory ranks.

The Anoka Technical College Supervisory Management program prepares individuals to perform successfully as supervisors.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

MnTC General Education Requirements

This program requires completion of fifteen credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Refer to the MnTC course list for elective courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing (Goal 1) 4

SPCH 1200 OR
SPCH 1500

Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1&7)/Intercultural Communication (Goal 1&7) 3
MnTC Electives Recommended SOSC and/or PSYC 8

Program Sequence

Courses can be completed in any order. Some courses are only offered in fall (F) and some only in spring (SP). 

Human Resources Certificate 19
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing 4
SMGT 1612  Human Resources Management (F) 3

 SMGT 1614

 Performance Management (F) 3
 SMGT 1616  Employment Law (SP) 2
 SMGT 1618  Employee Training & Coaching (SP) 3
 SMGT 1620  Work Teams & Facilitation Skills (SP) 2
 SMGT 1631 Human Resources Capstone 2
Leadership Certificate 17
SMGT 1500 Personal Planning and Leadership (F)  4
 SMGT 1510 Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace (F)  3

 SMGT 1520

Supervision Fundamentals (F)  3
 SMGT 1530 Managing Change (SP)  2
 SMGT 1540 Leadership Capstone  2

SPCH 1200 OR
SPCH 1500

Interpersonal Communication/Intercultural Communication 3
Quality Management  Certificate  16
SMGT 1624 Quality Tools & Creativity (F)  3
 SMGT 1626 Management of Safety (F)  2

 SMGT 1628

Documentation/Written Communication Skills (SP)  2
 SMGT 2600  Accounting for Non-Financial Managers (F)  2
 SMGT 2602  Project Management/Problem Solving  3
 SMGT 2604 Leadership Development (SP)  2
 SMGT 2640 Quality Management Capstone 2

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide. Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

If you need help picking out your first semester courses, reach out to your faculty advisor or enrollment services.

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Quality Management


Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.


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Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January

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