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Training & Development (Minor)

The Training and Development minor is offered to students majoring in disciplines (other than occupational and technical studies) who wish to enhance their content area of expertise and develop the knowledge and skills required to be an effective trainer in their respective disciplines and related fields. Supplement your career preparation with this minor that will advance your presentation, teaching, and evaluation skills.

Training & Development (Minor)


Description


What is Training & Development at ODU like?

The Training and Development minor is offered to students majoring in disciplines (other than occupational and technical studies) who wish to enhance their content area of expertise and develop the knowledge and skills required to be an effective trainer in their respective disciplines and related fields. Supplement your career preparation with this minor that will advance your presentation, teaching, and evaluation skills.

Program Highlights


What makes Training & Development at ODU unique?

  • Available on-campus and online

  • Consists of five courses for a total of 15 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

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

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.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Training & Development at ODU?

SEPS 389:
Education and Training of Adults


An in-depth overview of education and training of adults. Attention is given to adult learning theory and strategies for facilitating the learning process. Aspects of the course will focus on helping students understand and visualize jobs and careers in adult education and training. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

STEM 351:
Communication Technology


A study of the development and impact of communication technology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of technical skills to produce information-based products such as print and telecommunications media. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

SEPS 402:
Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies


Designed to develop a student's ability to use basic instructional techniques and methods applicable to career and technical education, and adults in business, government, and industrial organizations. It involves videotaped micro-teaching demonstrations and presentations. Prerequisite: SEPS 400.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Training & Development at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Training & Development should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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

Next Steps


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Name:

CYNTHIA Tomovic


Location:

4115 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5228


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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