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Workplace Learning and Instruction Adv. Cert.

Linda Underhill, Department Chair and Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-7359, lmuism@rit.edu

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 workplace learning and instruction 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

Workplace learning and instruction, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HRDE-715 Human Performance Design and Development 3
HRDE-730 Theories of Learning 3
HRDE-733 Instructional Design  3
HRDE-755 Learning Assessment and Evaluation 3
HRDE-756 Learning Design and Technology 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 15

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in workplace learning and instruction, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 88 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Additional information

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/gedt/2017-2018/workplace-learning-and-instruction.html.




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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
 

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)

Course Qtr. 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.