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Program: Conflict Management


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(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CONFLI.MANG

This award provides students with an array of highly transferable skills in conflict management. Students will leave the program with a working knowledge vital to the resolution of disputes through arbitration, negotiation, mediation, counseling, and other approaches. This program also provides options for students wanting to focus on particular aspects of conflict management such as domestic relations, the workplace, ethical issues, organizational and community issues, or more advanced understandings of mediation and/or negotiation. One of the required courses in the program's curriculum, Introduction to Mediation, fulfills the legislative requirements as specified in Senate Bill 1436 for mediation training in Texas.



CMDR 1309 Introduction to Conflict Dynamics 3
CMDR 1321 Introduction to Negotiation 3
CMDR 1318 Introduction to Mediation 3
CMDR 1315 Introduction to Divorce Mediation OR 3
CMDR 1300 Workplace Dispute Resolution (3)


CMDR 2359 Advanced Conflict Management 3
CMDR 2356 Advanced Mediation 3
+Elective 1-3
+Elective 3
+Elective 3
Minimum Hours Required 25-27

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

CMDR 1303 Counseling Theories and Skills 3
CMDR 1306 Current Issues and Trends 3
CMDR 1312 Introduction to Cross-Cultureal Dispute Resolution 3
CMDR 1324 Texas Family Code in Dispute Resolution 3
CMDR 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Business/Commerce, General 1
CMDR 2303 Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 3
CMDR 2306 Ethics for Conflict Management 3
CMDR 2353 Advanced Negotiation 3
CMDR 2370 Introduction to Law for Mediators 3
CMDR 2371 Dispute Resolution System Design 3
CMDR 2372 Dispute Resolution in Education 3
CMDR 2373 Online Dispute Resolution 3
DRCM 2179 Internship-Conflict Management 1

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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