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Training Specialist program is designed to prepare job-ready graduates to design, implement, and deliver organizational development and training programs that result in talent development and organizational performance improvement. As a $350 billion-dollar global industry, there are tremendous employment opportunities in business, industry, health care, government, military, higher education, and other work environments. The curriculum, based on competencies identified by today’s employers and professional associations, is designed to help graduates to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to be successful in today’s organizations. Graduates acquire the knowledge and skills in instructional design and talent development, leadership and team development, communication and management, entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving, web-based technologies, and cultural and diversity awareness that impacts organizational development and training effectiveness. Become a part of this fast-growing industry!
US and world-wide employment opportunities.
Average salary $60,870 (O*NET).
Work experience evaluated for credit.
Projected US job growth – 10% to 14% higher than national average.
Work with faculty and external partners on dynamic organizational development an training projects.
Transfer friendly – credits accepted from other ODU programs, Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities, and Military programs.
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
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.
Students learn how to design and develop classroom instructional materials including career and technical education and training curricula and programs for youths and adults. Skills in this area include the selection and use of materials, including media and computers and evaluation of pupil performance. Training specialist students learn to develop instructional materials using the instructional systems design process. Career and technical education students learn to plan instruction, to implement competency-based and standards-based education, and to modify and use the Virginia career and technical education curriculum guides. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Explores the skills and knowledge required of successful supervisors: leading, motivating, setting goals, delegating, budgeting, interviewing, negotiating, counseling, coaching, conducting meetings, and handling grievances. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Training Specialist should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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