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Training Specialist (Occupational & Technical Studies, B.S.)

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!

Training Specialist (Occupational & Technical Studies, B.S.)


Description


What is Training Specialist at ODU like?

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!

Program Highlights


What makes Training Specialist at ODU unique?

  • 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.

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.

Human Resources Specialists

$66,220

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Instructional Coordinators

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Instructional Designers and Technologists

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Huntington Ingalls Industries, STIHL, Caterpillar, Sentara Healthcare, Coast Guard, Navy, Army.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Training Specialist 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.

SEPS 400:
Instructional Systems Development


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.

SEPS 302:
Workforce Supervision


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.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Training Specialist at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Training Specialist should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

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


Workplace and military experience evaluated for credit.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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PROFESSOR


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

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

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 transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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