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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.

Curriculum

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

Course Sem. 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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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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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 strategic training provides professionals in fields such as human resources and business management 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.

Curriculum

Strategic training, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0626-716 Performance-based Training 4
0626-730 Strategic Employee Development 4
Choose two of the following*: 8
   3088-732    Managing Technical and Scientific Communication  
   3088-721    Creating Technical Proposals  
   0626-719    Design Non-Traditional Learning Programs  
   0626-717    Design of Interactive Training  
   0626-718    Design On-the-Job Training  
Total Quarter Credit Hours 16

* Additional electives may be used with permission of an adviser.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in strategic training, 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.

Additional information

Study options

The certificate's two core courses, as well as a number of electives, are available through online learning. Depending on the choice of electives, the entire certificate may be completed online.