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Training, Design and Assessment Adv. Cert.

Program overview

Senior leaders in the most successful businesses agree that leveraging the human capital of an organization is vital to survival in today’s competitive business climate. This requires businesses to align employee development plans with strategy and provide targeted learning experiences to ensure they equip their workforce to perform at the peak of their capability, attract the best and brightest candidates, and retain the most qualified employees.

The advanced certificate in training, design and assessment provides professionals with the competencies required to develop highly effective learning materials that drive strategic employee development, boost performance, and manage the employee development efforts of an organization.


Training, design and assessment, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HRDE-715 Human Performance Design and Development 3
HRDE-730 Theories of Adult Learning 3
HRDE-733 Instructional Design and Technology 3
HRDE-755 Program Assessment and Evaluation 3
Second Year
Choose one of the following: 3
   HRDE-756    Training Design  
   HRDE-758    Design for Online Learning  
Total Semester Credit Hours 15

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in training, design and assessment, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a current resume,
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

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