About this Program

This program is designed especially for military and civilian instructors and trainers. It is directed to those individuals who possess technical skills in the military, industry, career and technical centers, or community colleges and would like to become a trainer in their respective fields of interest.

Program Highlights

  • Available on-campus and online

  • Consists of seven courses for a total of 21 credit hours

  • Offered to students majoring in other disciplines

  • Combines discipline specific courses with technical courses on training and development

  • Graduates learn to assess performance issues and propose training solutions

  • Goal of graduates is to improve individual and organizational productivity

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Undergraduate Certificate
Delivery Modes


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Training and Development Specialists

$64,700 Median Salary

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.


What are the requirements to apply for Industrial Training at ODU?
Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Industrial Training should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • An overall grade point average of 2.0 or above in all courses specified as a requirement for the certificate is required for the award of the certificate. Students must complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses required for the certificate through courses offered by Old Dominion University.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid



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