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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Workforce Education and Development (WF ED)

WF ED 001 Education for Work: Trends and Issues (3) Overview of the history and philosophies of education for employment, current issues, and school to work transition system.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 100 Orientation to Teaching Vocational Industrial Education/Health Occupations Education Subjects (2) Basic elements of preparing to teach vocational trade and industrial/health occupations education subjects in the schools of Pennsylvania.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 101 Early Field Experience in Teaching Vocational Industrial Education/Health Occupations Education Subjects (1) Discussion and observation of in-school practices to aid the student in making vocational industrial education/health occupations education career decisions.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 105 Integrated Curriculum Implementation (3) Occupational analysis for instructional planning; emphasis on instructional methods to deliver a competency based program in an integrated learning environment.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: EDPSY 014  

WF ED 106 Program and Facilities Management (3) Organization and management of learning laboratory to facilitate the delivery of a competency based program in a safe environment.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WF ED 197 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 198 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 207W Assessment Techniques (3) Assessment, recording, and reporting of learning in an integrated competency based vocational education system.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: WF ED 105  

WF ED 270 Introduction to Industrial Training (3) Overview of training profession. Introduction to economic and psychological foundations. Examination of relationship of industrial training to education.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

WF ED 296 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 297 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 298 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 310 Leadership Competencies for Supervisors (3) Designed to teach contemporary supervisory leadership competencies for mid- career learners with front-line supervisory responsibilities in the workplace.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: two years of work experience or fourth-semester standing or prior approval by instructor  

WF ED 323 Vocational Student Organizations (3) Methods in originating, managing, and advising vocational student organizations.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 395A Trade and Industrial Occupational Experience (1-8 per semester/maximum of 24) Individual work experience in manufacturing environment or skilled craft area to develop professional competence in specific occupation.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: completion of an occupational learning period in the field of certification or field of specialization  

WF ED 395B Occupational Resources Competence (1-8 per semester, maximum of 24) An analysis of competence in the workplace within occupations providing resources usage and management-related experience.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: completion of a two-year formal learning period in the field of specialization  

WF ED 395C Occupational and Professional Competence (1-8 per semester, maximum of 24) A comprehensive analysis of the skills, abilities and experiences related to professional competence within the world-of-work.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: completion of a two-year formal learning period in the field of specialization  

WF ED 395D Occupational Work Experience (1-8 per semester, maximum of 24) Individual work experience in the manufacturing, health, service, or financial arena.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WF ED 397 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 398 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 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
 

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