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The Training and Development minor is offered to students majoring in disciplines (other than occupational and technical studies) who wish to enhance their content area of expertise and develop the knowledge and skills required to be an effective trainer in their respective disciplines and related fields. Supplement your career preparation with this minor that will advance your presentation, teaching, and evaluation skills.
Available on-campus and online
Consists of five courses for a total of 15 credit hours
Offered to students majoring in other disciplines
Combines discipline specific courses with technical courses on training and development
Graduates learn to assess performance issues and propose training solutions
Goal of graduates is to improve individual and organizational productivity
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.
A study of the development and impact of communication technology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of technical skills to produce information-based products such as print and telecommunications media. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
Designed to develop a student's ability to use basic instructional techniques and methods applicable to career and technical education, and adults in business, government, and industrial organizations. It involves videotaped micro-teaching demonstrations and presentations. Prerequisite: SEPS 400.
Students entering the Minor program in Training & Development should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.
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