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Corporate Training Minor & Professional Certificate

The Corporate Training minor is designed for students with career objectives that involve training the trainer; educating company new hires; preparing employees for company changes; leading continuous improvement workshops or Kaizen events; creating training videos-online, mobile apps, internal videos, etc.; or coaching customers in processes or products.

The course of study introduces students to instructional methodologies and audience strategies to build knowledge and skills necessary to effectively instruct and assess in today's corporate environment. Students will learn how to create, deliver, and analyze training material in their major content area. The courses will utilize instructional methodologies and strategies, industry technology, written and oral communications, assessments and presentations.

Industry Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics the job outlook does not indicate Corporate Training (also referred to as training and development managers/specialists) positions being projected as a high-growth career but instead as faster-than average, it is viewed as a well-paying, complimentary career to bachelor's degrees in business, health services, and heavily-regulated industries. Recent conditions increasing the need for corporate trainers is training the retiring baby-boomer replacements and training for continuous technological advancements and continuous improvements.

What will I study?

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes--students will be able to

  • Model personal and professional attributes and leadership skills that reflect productive life and work roles as well as implement and maintain collaborative partnerships with colleagues, community, business, and industry that maximize resources and promote self-sufficiency;
  • Demonstrate competencies in instructional methodologies and instructional strategies to promote learning;
  • Demonstrate instructional competence in career development, training manuals, and integration of leadership development into planning and management using computer applications; and
  • Apply training competencies in the program implementation and assessment, in addition to identifying the diverse needs of trainees and implementing instructional methodologies and technology strategies to promote individual competency and success.

Corporate Training Program Requirements

Corporate Training Minor: Required Six Courses (25 credits)*

COURSE CODE

CREDITS

QUARTER OFFERED

STATE-SUPPORT SEATS

BUED 302

4

FWSSu

Yes

BUED 425

5

FWSSu

Yes

BUED 475

4

FS

No

BUED 476

4

FS

No

CTED 309

4

WSu

No

CTED 341

4

FS

No

 *The Corporate Training Minor is complimentary to the management majors: General Management, Human Resource Management, and Operations Management. BUED 302 and BUED 425 are included in the management majors' elective sections, leaving only four required courses--16 credits--if the two state-supported courses are double counted. It is also a complimentary minor to Accounting, Finance, Health Science, Health Administrative Services, and any additional heavily-regulated industry.

What could I do with my degree?

  • Find more information on your corporate training career options with a visit to EWU's Career Services!
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