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Training and Development

The Training and Development Graduate Certificate provides experiential preparation for professionals who develop, teach/train, manage, and/or consult in the areas of workforce (employee and volunteer) development. Program participants will apply current theory as they plan, create, deliver and evaluate quality training programs for their organizations. The Training and Development graduate certificate curriculum is based on the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) national competencies and utilizes multiple delivery models (face to face, online and hybrid) to minimize access issues for working professionals.

The certificate program is designed primarily for 

  • Trainers, training managers, training consultants 
  • Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) professionals 
  • Human resource and staff development personnel 
  • Individuals interested in pursuing careers in training, coaching, and workforce professional development

Certificate learning objectives

The learning outcomes for this  graduate certificate are based on  the American Talent Development (previously ASTD) Competency Model. Completers of the graduate certificate will be prepared to:

  • Design training
  • Monitor, evaluate, and/or record training activities or program effectiveness
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives
  • Develop alternative training methods 
  • Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals, guides and course materials 

Certificate curriculum (18 credits total)

For the convenience of our diverse student body, students can choose to take this certificate in a variety of course formats: face-to-face (F2F), hybrid, and online. Refer to the PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats (online, hybrid, F2F).

Course Credit
Required Core Courses (7)
ELP 529 Principles of Training and Development 3
ELP 530 Course Design and Evaluation 4
Required Specialty Courses (6) Recommended sets, but any two of the following required
ELP 532 Training Methods 3
ELP 539 Developing Training Materials 3
ELP 534** Leadership of Training Function 3    
ELP 535** Organizational Transformation through Training and Development 3    
Elective Courses  (3 credits)
ELP 508 and/or any ELP Course 511 – 599* Refer to PACE Planning Guide          
Culminating Experience
ELP 506 or 509 2

**Not being offered in 2014-2015

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Length of program

Intended time to complete: 3 terms



Tracy Williams-Murphy
Program Manager
1-800-547-8887 ext. 58102

Andy Job
Faculty Advisor
1-800-547-8887 ext. 54606

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