Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies Certificate
Area of Study: Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Degree/Certificate: Short-Term Certificate
View cost of attendance information for Academic Year 2023-2024
Contact the Financial Aid Office regarding certificate eligibility.
Mission: The Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies program at Cuyahoga Community College empowers students through innovative instruction to understand and transform human conflict, promoting peace in the family, community, and world.
Learn to lead and communicate more effectively during times of conflict to influence positive, sustainable change, and transform relationships in your family, workplace, community and the world.
The intent of the certificate is to:
- Explore why conflict occurs in society - from interpersonally to internationally.
- Learn how to engage conflict in positive and constructive ways to promote sustainable peace.
- Acquire knowledge for applying conflict and peace frameworks for promoting social justice oriented change.
- Enhance communication skills to improve leadership effectiveness in diverse contexts.
Careers: Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, & Related Fields
- Resolution & Conflict Specialists: Mediator, Negotiator, Ombudsmen, Investigator, Arbitrator
- Nonprofit & Human Services: Nonprofit Manager/Director, Community Organizer, Facilitator/Trainer, Human Resource Manager, Social Worker, Youth/Adult Counselor
- Business & Consulting: Organizational Consultant, Business Manager, Communications Specialist, Office Manager
- Law & Legal: Attorney, Paralegal, Restorative Justice Practitioner, Law Enforcement Officer, Conduct Officer
- International & Political: Foreign Services Officer, United Nations Officer, Political Advisor
- Education & Training: The certificate is a strong complement to any teaching or training position with youth or adults.
Note: Salary ranges based on position and experience. Starting salaries with only a Certificate range from $29,000 to $38,000 depending on industry and role. With an Associate, Bachelor, or higher degree in a related discipline, salary ranges increase incrementally.
Spring 2024 Course Schedule (Required Courses)
POL-2020 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies (3 credits)
West Campus (Hybrid) - in-person, Wed., 6-7:25 p.m., w/ online work (CRN 13548)
POL-2041 Conflict Resolution and Management (3 credits)
East Campus (Hybrid) - in-person, Mon., 6-8:05 p.m., w/ online work (CRN 15300)
Online (Metro-Based) - no set class times, asynchronous (CRN 14532)
POL-2140 Service Learning Capstone (3 Credits)
Online (West-Based) - synchronous meet time, 6-6:50 p.m., plus service learning project (CRN 12371)
*2024 SUMMER STUDY ABROAD LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED*
2024 applications will be made available in late fall semester of 2023 for the summer 2024 course and will be due in early spring semester. Submitting an application does not guarantee selection for the study abroad course. Applicants will be contacted in February or March of 2024 and advised of their selection status.
The cost of the trip will be approximately $2,500-3,500 (depending on flight costs). This does not include tuition for the POL-2050 summer course.
All applicants will be assessed and considered for partial scholarship funding toward the trip cost. (This takes place during the application review period in January and February.)
A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required by the middle of March (date TBD).
If you want to be on the notification list for the application please contact Ty Olson (Ty.Olson@tri-c.edu).
Skills and Abilities Developed in Certificate
- Leadership - cultural awareness, conflict intelligence, consensus building, group facilitation
- Business - effective communication, management, negotiation
- Human and Social Services - de-escalation, active listening, mediation
- Additional competencies - transformational thinking, decision making, compassion and empathy
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