Training and Development Technology

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With skills in training and development, you’ll be in demand by American businesses, which invest more than $30 billion in employee training and organizational development initiatives each year.

This new program prepares you for a growing profession where you’ll understand adult learning theories, instructional design, and organizational culture. You’ll learn how to implement technology across curricula and training in multiple environments, with a blend of theory and technical skills.

You’ll get skills in planning, organizing and directing a variety of training activities, including on-the-job training and in-service programs to develop new skills.

You’ll be eligible for a career in a variety of industry settings, such as corporate trainers in business, industry and administrative services; human resources; customer services; sales and marketing; and health care.

If you’re a specialist in your chosen profession, you can develop training skills to share your expertise in the corporate environment.

With new learning techniques that allow employees to enjoy professional development opportunities that don’t interfere with day-to-day business operations, more companies rely on the skills of experienced corporate training specialists to bolster their bottom lines.

That means they’ll be looking to hire you.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ITD108 Microsoft Outlook
TDS121 Introduction to Training and Development
TDS122 Training Logistics
COM226 Organizational Communication
TDS123 Team Building Dynamics
ITD109 Presentation Technologies for the Trainer
AOT121 Keyboarding/Formatting
ENG124 College Composition
AOT130 Editing, Proofreading & Language Skills
BUS121 Business Administration
TDS124 Instructional Design for the Trainer
TDS220 Measuring and Evaluating Training
AOT226 Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
COM121 Effective Speaking
TDS221 Adobe Captivate
SOC121 Sociology
TDS222 Web-based Learning
ENG221 Technical Report Writing
MTH124 Statistics
PSY124 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PHL122 Ethics
ITD123 MAC Concepts
TDS223 ADDIE Capstone Course

TOTAL CREDITS 60

Associate of applied business in training and development

  • Betty Jean Morford Scholarship

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  • corporate trainer
  • computer training specialist
  • job training specialist
  • management development specialist
  • training coordinator
  • training specialist
  • e-learning developer
  • technical trainer
  • differentiate the types and purposes of adult training and identify and apply the ADDIE cycle: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of training
  • coordinate training logistics (communication, organization of attendees, materials, invites, food, tracking participants, assemble and distribute materials)
  • develop interactive content through a learning management system to deliver webinar/distance education and training
  • demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills across organizational, professional and social settings
  • display critical thinking processes: analyze, understand, and evaluate communication within organizations and as part of external professional situations

The projected job growth from 2008 to 2018 is much faster than average, 20 percent or higher. This is faster than the average for all occupations (ONET). The salary range for a Training and Development Specialist is $26,955 to $47,867 (Salary.com). Although some employers hire individuals with only a high school diploma, both associate and bachelors are dominate in the industry.