Workforce Training and Development M.S. - Curriculum & Courses

Required Courses (27 hours):

  • WTD 575. Workforce Analysis.
  • WTD 640. Workforce Development Models. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 643. Strategies for Technology Training. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 660. Performance Technology I. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 665. Advanced Performance Technology I. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 675. Research in Workforce Training and Development. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 691. Research. 1-6 hrs.
  • WTD 699. Project. 1-3 hrs. For a total of 3 hours.
  • WTD 720. Competency Models. 3 hrs.

Electives (6 hours):

  • WTD 590. Multimedia Authoring. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 595. Emerging Digital Technologies. 3 hrs.
  • WTD 680. Workforce Training and Development Seminar. 1-6 hrs.
  • WTD 692. Topics in Workforce Training and Development. 1-6 hrs.
  • WTD 697. Independent Study and Research. 1-12 hrs.
  • WTD 725. Advanced Workforce Analysis. 3 hrs.
  • HCD 715. Change Leadership. 3 hrs.
  • HCD 755. Survey Design. 3 hrs.

 

Course Descriptions:

WTD 575. Workforce Analysis. 3 hrs. Applied research methods and tools for the training professional to analyze and evaluate the worker, work processes, and the organization.

WTD 590. Multimedia Authoring. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENT 120 or permission of instructor. Design and development of dynamic, interactive multimedia products for workplace training and electronic support systems.

WTD 595. Emerging Digital Technologies. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: WTD 590 or permission of instructor. Overviews Web-based systems that provide on-demand, just-in-time, performance-improvement applications to business and industrial settings using the Internet.

WTD 640. Workforce Development Models. 3 hrs. Application of different instructional models to design workforce training of facts, concepts, procedures, and processes.

WTD 643. Strategies for Technology Training. 3 hrs. Mastery of core competencies to develop and deliver technology training.

WTD 660. Performance Technology I. 3 hrs. Examine foundations, process models, interventions, and professional practice issues for improving workforce productivity and competence.

WTD 665. Advanced Performance Technology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: WTD 560. Advanced application of performance technology interventions that impact today's workforce.

WTD 675. Research in Workforce Training and Development. 3 hrs. Analysis and evaluation of current research in the field of workforce training and development.

WTD 680. Workforce Training and Development Seminar. 1-6 hrs. Presentation of workforce training industrial applications, practices, and problem solutions. May be repeated for a total of 6 hrs.

WTD 691. Research. 1-6 hrs. Investigation of current research and literature in workforce training and development; development of writing skills, a thesis/prospectus must be orally defended. A maximum of 3 hrs. can be applied toward a degree in workforce training and development.

WTD 692. Topics in Workforce Training and Development. 1-6 hrs. Investigation of specific topics related to workforce training and development. May be repeated for a total of 6 hrs.

WTD 697. Independent Study and Research. 1-12 hrs. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward degree. Students actively working on a thesis or project, consulting with major professor, or using university resources and who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hrs. of thesis or project credit must enroll in this course for at least 3 hrs. each semester.

WTD 699. Project. 1-3 hrs. For a total of 3 hours. Credit deferred until project is complete.

WTD 720. Competency Models. 3 hrs. Research and development required for the design and implementation of competency models in the workplace.

WTD 725. Advanced Workforce Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: WTD 575 or permission of instructor. Advanced research methods and tools for evaluation of public and private sector workplace learning and performance programs.

HCD 715. Change Leadership. 3 hrs. Investigation of change theories and models to maximize change implementation initiatives in an organization context.

HCD 755. Survey Design. 3 hrs. Survey design and administration methods for social science, human capital development and organizational research.

 

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