College of Education

Organizational Learning


and Performance

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Organizational Learning and Performance (OL&P) offers courses to prepare students for a bachelor of science degree in Workplace Training and Leadership (formerly Human Resource Training and Development) with options in Corporate Training or Professional-Technical Teacher Education. The baccalaureate program, aligned with State educational standards, provides the learners with opportunities to engage in the processes of inquiring, learning, and applying known competencies within the fields of Human Resource Development and Professional Technical Education.

A course grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in a Workplace Training and Leadership course (HRD prefix) and/or required course. A course grade of D or lower in any HRD course and/or required course is unacceptable towards graduation and should be repeated.

Bachelor of Science Degree: Workplace Training and Leadership

Credit Requirements

Credit toward the BS in Workplace Training and Leadership must be earned in three (3) specific areas:

  1. General Education - University requirements for a BS degree: 36 credits minimum (see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).
  2. Program Core and Electives Coursework - See requirements listed below.
  3. Competency-Based Experience - Credit may be granted for occupational competency based on demonstration of competency in an occupational specialization. Portfolios will be accepted after the student's sophomore year. A minimum of 10,000 hours of documented work experience in an occupational specialty is mandatory to apply. A maximum of 24 months of professional-technical, proprietary, or military education successfully completed in an approved program may be applied. All applicable work experience and technical education must be documented, verified, and evaluated by a review committee prior to granting of 24 credits, maximum. The credit granted may be applied toward the Workplace Training and Leadership degree only.
Workplace Training and Leadership

The BS in Workplace Training and Leadership program prepares the student to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate training in business and industry. The degree has been designed to recognize work experience competency and technical skill earned through a post-secondary technical program, the military, or continuing education evaluated by the American Council of Education Guide.

Minimum Requirements:

General education requirements for a BS Degree (minimum) 36
Program Core 30cr
Electives 30cr
Competency-Based Experience (OLP 2210"/"OLP 3310) 24cr
Total Hours 120cr

Required Courses:

OLP 4401 Foundations of Professional Technical Education and Human Resource Development 3cr
OLP 4402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3cr
OLP 4403 Methods of Teaching in Corporate and Professional-Technical Education 3cr
OLP 4404 Evaluation in Corporate and Professional-Technical Education 3cr
OLP 4407 Instructional Technology in Human Resource Development 3cr
OLP 4409 Professional Readings and Writing 3cr
OLP 4431 Workplace Leadership 3cr
OLP 4450 Principles of Adult Education 3cr
OLP 4457 Facilitating Adult Learning 3cr
OLP 4465 Practicum in Workplace Training and Leadership 3cr

Electives:

OLP 3320 Selected Topics 1-8cr
OLP 4405 Learning Fundamentals 3cr
OLP 4406 Grantwriting 3cr
OLP 4410 Principles of Change 3cr
OLP 4444 Career Guidance and Special Needs 3cr
OLP 4461 Directed Studies 1-4cr
OLP 4464 Instructional Facilities Management 3cr

Workplace Training and Leadership - Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option

The Workplace Training and Leadership with a Professional-Technical Teacher Education (WTL-PTE) option prepares persons for instructional responsibilities in professional-technical education. The program includes content applicable to State of Idaho standards for Professional-Technical educators. It emphasizes teaching career and technical subject areas in secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Technical Specialization Coursework

Students enrolled in the WTL-PTE option must possess coursework leading to a technical specialization in at least one occupational area recognized as a specialization offered in a post-secondary professional-technical system.

Minimum Requirements: Workplace Training and Leadership - Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option

General education requirements for a BS Degree (minimum) 36cr
Option Core 30cr
Competency-Based Experience (OLP 2210/OLP 3310) 24cr
Technical specialization (maximum of 18) and electives 30cr
Total Hours 120cr

Required Courses: Workplace Training and Leadership - Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option

OLP 4401 Foundations of Professional Technical Education and Human Resource Development 3cr
OLP 4402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3cr
OLP 4403 Methods of Teaching in Corporate and Professional-Technical Education 3cr
OLP 4404 Evaluation in Corporate and Professional-Technical Education 3cr
OLP 4407 Instructional Technology in Human Resource Development 3cr
OLP 4431 Workplace Leadership 3cr
OLP 4444 Career Guidance and Special Needs 3cr
OLP 4457 Facilitating Adult Learning 3cr
OLP 4464 Instructional Facilities Management 3cr
OLP 4467 Practicum:Student Teaching 3-8cr

Electives: Workplace Training and Leadership - Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option

OLP 3320 Selected Topics 1-8cr
OLP 4405 Learning Fundamentals 3cr
OLP 4406 Grantwriting 3cr
OLP 4409 Professional Readings and Writing 3cr
OLP 4410 Principles of Change 3cr
OLP 4450 Principles of Adult Education 3cr
OLP 4461 Directed Studies 1-4cr
Total Hours 17-27cr

Last Update: 7/8/2014 Senzo