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Human Performance Technology Graduate Certificate

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Dr. A. Aubteen Darabi
adarabi@lsi.fsu.edu
(850) 644-5652

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The Certificate in Human Performance Technology at Florida State University is offered by the Instructional Systems and Learning Technology (ISLT) Program and is directed by an HPT Certificate Coordinator.
Oversight is provided by the coordinator and the EPLS department head. The certificate requires completion of five competency-based courses (15 credit hours) from areas of specialization that are based on national and international studies of HPT professionals combined with our projections of future directions in organizational structures and processes. There are three required core courses and two elective courses from ISLT.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time to Completion

Up to 3 years.

Careers

Growing numbers of organizations are creating HPT officers and staff, and many of them are replacing traditional human resource development (HRD) specialists and Instructional Designers with HPT professionals.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • ADE5083 Human Resource Development (3)
    This course offers a comprehensive survey of the structure and function of human-resource development in organizations. Focus is on alternative perspectives, professional roles and competencies, as well as on the organizational features affecting Human-Resource Development operations and programs.
  • ADE5189 Staff Training and Development (3)
    This course covers the theory and practice of staff training and development based on the designand use of experiential instructional interventions m eant to enhance individual, group, and organizational efforts.
  • EME5601 Intro to Instructional Systems (3)
    This course is an overview of systems theory applied to instructional systems development and includes principles and procedures for developing total instructional systems. In the course, students learn about the systematic approach to instructional design, the contexts in which this approach is applied, and the roles instructional systems professionals in the instructional design and performance improvement processes.
  • EME6356 Learning and Web Analytics (3)
    This course addresses the collection and use of data for decision making and assessment in learning and human performance contexts. Students get hands-on experience with small data sets and learn how big data sets are collected and used.
  • EME6357 Evaluation of Training in HPT (3)
    This course focuses on the evaluation of training and instruction from a human performance technology perspective. The course provides the knowledge and skills for evaluating training systems and instructional programs. Students discuss training systems dynamics, interact with organizational environments, synthesize ideas through presentations, and write an evaluation proposal.
  • EME6631 Managing Instructional Development (3)
    This course is an introduction to procedures for managing instructional development projects and organizations. Includes project and organizational design and development, staff development, and leadership principles.
  • EME6636 A Systems Approach to the Management of Change (3)
    This course discusses performance interventions in terms of changes in organizational environment, structure, processes, and workforce performance. The course examines the issues surrounding planning, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating changes that result from instructional and non-instructional interventions which target the overall improvement of organizational performance.
  • EME6691 Performance Systems Analysis (3)
    This course is an introduction to human-performance technology (HPT) and familiarizes students with HPT theoretical foundations and practical methodology through a performance systems analysis (PSA) project. The course covers systems thinking, systematic processes involved in conducting a PSA, as well as PSA models and their application for identifying performance gaps and recommending solutions.

Total Credit Hours

15

Prerequisites

In addition to meeting FSU admission criteria, to be qualified for admission to HPT Certificate, applicants will normally be required to have qualifications equivalent to those admitted to the ISLT Program, which currently are a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in their upper-division undergraduate studies and a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 150 Verbal, 3.5 Analytical Writing, and 144 quantitative. Qualified applicants must submit their completed admission form and have it approved by the HPT Certificate Coordinator prior to taking the required courses or during your first semester at FSU.

Application Procedures

Application to the certificate program may be made by any graduate student in good standing at Florida State University, or by any individual eligible to enroll as a graduate-level special student (non-degree-seeking). Non-degree-seeking students should apply for special student status by contacting FSU Graduate Admissions.
An application for admission to the certificate program must be submitted to and approved by the HPT Certificate Coordinator prior to taking the required courses or during your first semester at FSU. The application and other required forms are available at the Instructional Systems website or may be obtained from Mary Kate McKee, the Program Assistant for Instructional Systems in the Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems. Upon completion of the required courses, you must fill out the HPT Program of Study form to provide the courses' specifics to the coordinator for approval and certification. Substitutions of the required or elective courses due to academic circumstances must be agreed to and approved by the coordinator in advance.
To be qualified for admission, applicants will normally be required to have qualifications equivalent to those of the Instructional Systems Program, which currently are a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in their upper-division undergraduate studies and a score of at least 1000 with approximately equal distribution between verbal and quantitative on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This is equivalent to 153 Verbal and 144 Quantitative scores based on the new GRE test. Applicants must also submit a goal statement and proposed program of study that are acceptable to the HPT Certificate Coordinator.

Program Requirements

Required core courses (9 credit hours):

HPT Concepts and Processes

  • EME 5601 Introduction to Instructional Systems (3)
  • EME 6691 Performance Systems Analysis (3) (EME5601 is prerequisite)
  • EME 6357 Evaluation of Training in HPT (3) (EME5601 is prerequisite)

Select one from each of the following categories:

System Analysis and HPT Solution Design (Select Minimum of One Course)

  • ADE 5189 Staff Training and Development (3)
  • EME 6356 Learning and Web Analytics (3)

Or other courses relevant to the theme of this section subject to approval of the Certificate Coordinator.

HPT Systems Integration and Project Management (Select Minimum of One Course)

  • EME 6631 Managing Instructional Development (3)
  • EME 6636 A Systems Approach to the Management of Change (3)
  • ADE 5083 Human Resource Development (3)
Under certain circumstances, other courses relevant to the theme of this section might be considered as substitute subject to approval of the Certificate Coordinator.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

  • EME5603 Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design (3)
    This course is an introduction to systematic design of instruction. Includes practical experience in developing and evaluating instructional materials.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • EME6356 Learning and Web Analytics (3)
    This course addresses the collection and use of data for decision making and assessment in learning and human performance contexts. Students get hands-on experience with small data sets and learn how big data sets are collected and used.
  • EME6636 A Systems Approach to the Management of Change (3)
    This course discusses performance interventions in terms of changes in organizational environment, structure, processes, and workforce performance. The course examines the issues surrounding planning, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating changes that result from instructional and non-instructional interventions which target the overall improvement of organizational performance.


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