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Workforce Education and Development (WF ED)

WF ED 402 Supervision of Vocational Education (3) For administrators, supervisors, and teachers responsible for improvement of instruction through supervision or for students preparing for supervisory work.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WF ED 405 (ENGR 405) Project Management for Professionals (3) Covers the essential concepts and skills needed to make effective contributions on projects, on time and within budget.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: two years of work experience or fourth-semester standing or prior approval by instructor  

WF ED 410 Leadership Competencies for Professionals (3) Designed to teach contemporary professional leadership competencies for workforce professionals who do not currently have supervisory responsibilities.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: two years of work experience or fourth-semester standing or prior approval by instructor  

WF ED 411 Occupational Safety and Health for Workforce Education and Development Professionals (3) This course assists participants in creating and supporting workplaces and educational environments free of occupational safety and health hazards.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: a minimum of 2 years work experience or 4th semester standing  

WF ED 413 Vocational Education for Special-Needs Learners (3) Introduction to program modifications, supplementary services, and resources required for special-needs learners in vocational and practical arts education programs.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WF ED 424 (CN ED 424) Facilitating Career Development (3) This course provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: courses in Psychology Human Development and/or Education preferred  

WF ED 428 Fiscal Accounting and Management for Workforce Development Professionals (3) This course explores the subject of accounting through the sub-disciplines of financial and managerial accounting for Workforce Development Professionals.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: two years of work experience or fifth semester standing or prior approval by instructor  

WF ED 441 Conceptual and Legal Bases for Cooperative Vocational Education (2) History, conceptual and legal bases for a cooperative vocational education program.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 445  

WF ED 442 Operating Cooperative Vocational Education Programs (2) Student and training station selection, training plan and related subject development, records and reporting systems, school-industry coordination.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 441  

WF ED 445 Vocational Guidance (3) Problems and possibilities of vocational guidance; the field of guidance and guidance literature; methods of field work; school guidance techniques.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 105 ; fourth-semester standing  

WF ED 450 (US;IL) Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (3) Provides opportunities for students to explore different cultures and mores that are changing the dynamics of the workplace.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

WF ED 451 Lean-Sigma for Professionals (3) The course focuses on essential lean and six sigma concepts to improve processes in any industry.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: two years of relevant work experience or fourth semester standing or prior approval by program  

WF ED 471 Training in Industry and Business (3) Appraisal of training functions and development of competencies in work analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing or higher  

WF ED 495 Internship (1-6) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

WF ED 495A Cooperative Education Practicum (2) Validation of competencies learned in prerequisite courses during interaction with professional staff while functioning under the supervision of a certified cooperative coordinator.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 445  

WF ED 495C Student Teaching (10) Supervised observation and practice teaching in approved vocational industrial schools/health occupations education settings.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: successfull completion of occupational competency evaluation. PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check. (Forms: 228 Chambers)  

WF ED 495D Instructional Internship in Industrial Training (5) Supervised internship in industrial training. Interns will be expected to perform instructional duties in industrial environments.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 105, WF ED 106, WF ED 207W, WF ED 270, WF ED 471 ; successful completion of occupational competency examination  

WF ED 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 508 Workforce Education Management (3) Introduction to theories and concepts of managing workforce education programs in the public and private sector.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 518 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership for Workforce Education (3) Study of topics related to curriculum and instructional leadership in workforce education in the public and private sectors.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: 3 years of professional experience in vocational education  

WF ED 528 Fiscal and Facilities Management for Vocational Administrators (3) Sources of revenue, budget preparation, purchasing, and the management of physical facilities in vocational education.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: 3 years of professional experience in vocational education  

WF ED 529 Ethical Issues in Workforce Education and Development (3) A study of ethical issues in workforce education environments in inudstry and education.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

WF ED 538 Administering Personnel Services in Vocational Education (3) Planning and implementing staff development activities, student guidance services, admissions, student organizations, and placement.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: 3 years of professional experience in vocational education  

WF ED 540 Data Analysis in Workforce Education and Development (3) Provides opportunities to acquire and practice skills in descriptive and inferential statistics.
Effective: Spring 1996
 

WF ED 543 Evaluation of Investments in Workforce Education and Development (3) Use of labor supply models to evaluate investments in workforce education and development.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

WF ED 544 Analysis of Policies for Workforce Education and Development (3) Explores models and methods for analyzing policies for workforce education.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: I ED 540, WF ED 550  

WF ED 546 Work Based Education (3) Discussion of legislation and educational requirements for education based at the worksite including cooperative education, youth apprenticeship, and apprenticeship programs.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 441  

WF ED 550 Research in Workforce Education (3) Research techniques in workforce education.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 560 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Workforce Education (3) An investigation of historical, philosophical, and professional foundations of workforce education.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 572 Foundations in Organization Development and Change (3) Development of major concepts, skills and techniques required by workplace learning professionals to support and facilitate organization change.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

WF ED 573 Needs Assessment for Workforce Development Professionals (3) Acquire skills to identify training and development needs, distinguish problems with management versus training solutions, develop and evaluate training solutions.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

WF ED 574 Strategic Planning For Education For Work (3) Study of human capital as a component of education, industrial and business training strategic planning at economy, and organizational levels.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 471, WF ED 572, WF ED 573  

WF ED 575 Current Policy and Practices in Industrial Training (3) Analysis of training and development practices and their articulation with business practices.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 471, WF ED 572  

WF ED 578 Process Consultation in Organization Development (3) This course provides a foundation in process consultation. Process refers to how groups interact and how people get along.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 582 Assessing Data: Organizational Diagnosis (3) This course familiarizes students with approaches to assessing and feeding back data in organization development (OD) and consulting services.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 585 Appraising Organization Change and Development and Consulting (3) This course familiarizes students with approaches to evaluating organization development (OD) and consulting services.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 588 Platform Skills for Human Resource Development Professionals (3) Platform skills focuses on theory and practice related to delivering well-crafted and effective training presentations.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WF ED 590 Industrial Training Professional Seminars (1) Study of special topics relating to problems, practices, methodologies and special competency needs in industrial training.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WF ED 595A Field Based Project for Workforce Development Professionals (2-5) Students identify a training and/or organization development problem in industry and/or business and carry out contract problem analysis and resolutions.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

WF ED 595B Workforce Education Administrative Internship (2-15) Supervised study with an administrator or researcher at a cooperating school, state governmental agency, or research institution.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 595C Internship in Cooperative Vocational Education (1-10) Validation of teaching and co-op coordinator competencies learned in prerequisite courses during interaction with professional staff while functioning under the supervision of a certified cooperative coordinator.
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: WF ED 441, WF ED 442  

WF ED 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topic or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WF ED 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) An opportunity for graduate students to teach a college level course under the supervision of an experience professor.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 806 Program and Facilities Management for Work Force Development Professionals (3) This course examines advanced learning laboratory organization and management processes to facilitate learning and skill development in a safe environment.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

WF ED 807 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) (3) This course examines principles and practices of Career and Technical Student Organizations to promote enhanced learning and skills development.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WF ED 808 Assessment Techniques in Workforce Education (3) This course examines advanced assessment techniques associated with learning in an integrated competency-based Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

WF ED 877 Training-Group Seminar (1) This course familiarizes students with self as an instrument of change and sensitizes individuals to their role in group dynamics.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

WF ED 880 Facilitating Groups and Teams (3) This course provides students with necessary skills to facilitate small groups and teams.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 881 Marketing Organization Development (3) This course familiarizes students with the unique issues in marketing organization development (OD) and OD consulting services.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 883 Organization Change and Development Interventions (3) This course focuses on organization change and development interventions, where an intervention means a change effort.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 884 Appreciative Inquiry (3) This course provides a foundation in the theories, principles and techniques of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WF ED 886 Laboratory in Organization Change and Development (3) Students will work in teams to carry out an OD intervention in a field setting.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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