The following are lists of courses in the Professional Development section of the degree plan, as well as course descriptions.
27 Required Credit Hours
15 Hours in an Area of Emphasis
Within the Professional Development area, students may select an Area of Emphasis to further support the specialization that they obtained through their AAS coursework at the community college or through on-the-job work experience, there are 13 Areas of Emphasis students may select:
focuses on the certification of career and technical educators in the middle school and high school learning environments.
Technology & Autism
focuses on the technologies, curriculum and instructional strategies for learners in the Autism Spectrum.
- LTEC 3220
- LTEC 4490
- LTEC 4800 - Creating Tech Solutions
- LTEC 4800 - Parental Perspectives
- LTEC 4800 - Understanding & Teaching
Technology & Brain-Based Systems
focuses on strategies for effective learning, resource development and technology utilization for the improved learning and performance.
focuses on online delivery systems for the distributed learning in corporate and educational environments.
focuses on the innovative technological tools for the support of individuals in diversified global economy.
focuses on the meaningful selection, evaluation and application of learning tools in corporate and educational settings.
focuses on the topology, development, and implement of computer networks in a variety of environments.
focuses on performance assessment, productivity tool, instructional design, and organizational climate for the goal of improving employee performance.
Instructional Systems Design
focuses on design, development and implement of systems design to support learners in a broad varies of organization
Multi-Media & Gaming
focuses on creation of graphic communication environments that focus on learner problem-based problem solving.
Course provides opportunities for students to develop themselves professionally. Special emphasis is placed on image development for a chosen career and strategy development to launch that career. Time management, money management, business etiquette, selecting mentors and role models are also addressed.
Application of computer graphics to the preparation of multimedia and web-based materials. Includes principles of graphics communication, concepts in computer graphics, graphics input systems, graphics manipulation software, and graphics output systems. Prerequisite(s): LTEC 1100
Creation of web-based materials incorporating text, graphics, and multimedia elements. Emphasis on use of standards-based technologies for creating content for web-based delivery. Prerequisite(s): LTEC 3220
Introduction to class presentation and teacher productivity systems, including graphic, audio, video and computer-based materials. Laserdiscs, videotapes, LCD systems and computer software for the classroom. Prerequisite(s): LTEC 1100
Foundational skills in data communications. Covers the basics of computer networking, including terms and concepts, contemporary network services, transmission media, and protocols. Students learn how protocols are used in networking implementations from many vendors, especially those most common in today's LANs and WANs.
Investigates the design, delivery and evaluation of training and development programs. The relationship of modern technology and training theories are addressed.
This course explores the need for organizational change by examining the process of needs analysis, intervention selection, implementation and evaluation. The focus of this course is on performance improvement and organizational development.
The role of small business and the utilization of technology for performance improvement will be addressed along with the advantages and limitations of small business ownership. Small business planning and operation will be explored through the development and use of technology.
This course will explore the project life-cycle of defining, planning, executing and delivery. Students will learn and apply the processes and methods of project planning, management and evaluation through a simulation activity. The use of technology applications will be addressed to improve human performance.
The nature and scope of leadership and empowerment as it relates to applied technology and industrial training environments; the techniques for leadership, empowerment and team building are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, or consent of department
Development and use of resources for preparing contextual learning and instruction, presenting lessons and assessing learner performance. Strategies for infusing employability skills, work-based learning and applying instructional technology.
Emphasis on technical presentation skills and electronic presentation media commonly utilized in training and development. Topics such as developing an audience profile, arranging facilities, topic introduction techniques, questioning and summary strategies are addressed.
Examines the role and responsibilities of career and technical education professionals as well as the importance of creating a classroom and laboratory environment that fosters a positive learning climate. The role and responsibilities of career and technical education professionals as well as technology applications, effective time management, standards for student conduct and teacher liability are addressed.
Study of the basic standards and recent changes in work-based learning. Emphasis is placed on developing materials to effectively facilitate the work-based learning component of a workforce education program.
Course is designed as an advanced preparation for students preparing to enter organizations in education or training that utilize modern computer-based technologies that include: graphic applications, telecommunications, networking, programming and computer-based training. Prerequisite(s): LTEC 4300
Introduction to the history, theory and practice of human performance technology in education and training. Explores the systemic process of analysis, intervention development, change implementation and process valuation involved in performance improvement.
Production of multimedia materials using digital video and audio production techniques. Project management teams, instructional design, editing techniques, digitizing, using a video camera, and production/post-production techniques are covered. Prerequisite(s): LTEC 4300
Emphasis on advanced instructional techniques; including questioning, discussion, problem-solving, motivation, and instructional development used in applied technology and industrial training setting. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1010, LTEC 4120, or consent of department.
A study of the components of human relations and interpersonal communication factors in business, education, trade and industrial education and training programs.
Introduction to identification, assessment, instructional and curriculum modifications, support services and evaluation of learners from special populations (e.g. disadvantaged, disabled and limited English-speaking) in applied technology programs. Prerequisite(s): Course Information: Satisfies the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.
Important factors in succeeding on the job. Emphasis is placed on communication, strategies for conducting meetings and seminars, conflict management, developing and arranging agendas, itineraries, minutes and business reports, designing and using business graphics, and job-getting communication.
Study of file and print network services in a directory services environment. Topics include server configuration, user management, resource allocation, risk management, and disaster recovery. Prerequisite(s): LTEC 3530
Design and implementation of Internet information services including FTP, NNTP, World Wide Web, and streaming media. Conferencing using H.323 and T.120 standards-based systems. Students both design and build various information services using representative software tools and hardware platforms.
Supervised observation and instructional practice in an approved applied technology program or industrial training environment; discussion and evaluation seminars are scheduled.
A capstone course designed for students to synthesize the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned throughout the undergraduate degree in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. Students will demonstrate their ability to articulate career pathways, apply technology in the workplace, and contribute to the organizational structure of either business and industry or education. Prerequisite(s): This course may only be taken during the final term/semester of the ATPI professional development sequence.