Graduate Certification Program: Training and Development
The graduate certificate program in Technology Security is designed to provide graduate students and professionals working in industry and business with focused course work on technology security including facility security, network and database security, as well as management policies on security of technological systems. The program will help prepare the workforce in Illinois to be knowledgeable and competitive in the security profession and the security market.
To be eligible for admission to the certificate program, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
Applying for Admission to the Certificate Program
If you are a new student pursuing only the certificate program, use the standard admission application for graduate study to apply for the certificate program. In the area of study, please indicate the name of the certificate for which you are applying. Then, contact the graduate coordinator to schedule an admission meeting.
If you have been already admitted to the Master of Science in Technology degree program, use a Change of Status Form to add the certificate program to your graduate studies. The form is available from The Graduate School, and should be forwarded to the The Graduate School.
Graduation with the Certificate
During your last semester, you will follow the same graduation procedure as any other graduate degree. In other words, you need to apply for graduation at the beginning of each semester according to deadlines set by The Graduate School.
You also need to inform the graduate coordinator about your plan to graduate with the certificate. E-mail your final study plan to the graduate coordinator at the beginning of your graduating semester. A study plan lists all the courses to be applied to the certificate program, including department prefix, course number, title, semester, grade and instructor. Please indicate your E-Number and full name on your study plan.
If you graduate with a Master of Science in Technology degree plus a certificate, you will need one graduation application for each program.
Required Core Courses (12 Semester Hours
TEC 5203 Analysis of Training & Development Issues
TEC 5283 Instructional Systems Design
TEC 5293 Strategic Employee Development
TEC 5443 Assessment and Evaluation in Workforce Preparation
Electives - 6 semester hours from the following list:
OPD 4840 Training Program Development
TEC 5213 Work Performance Technology
TEC 5233 Training Systems Management
TEC 5223 Instructional Technology
TEC 5343 Multimedia and Web Technology
OPD 4800 Strategies and Processes of Teaching and Training
OPD 4855 Web-Based Training and Instruction
OPD 4860 Facilitating Learning and Project Groups
OPD 4890 Accelerated Training and Learning