Earn an advanced credential in training and development

If you have an associate degree and want to enter the rewarding field of training and development, consider earning this 18-credit hour certificate. With this training, you'll be ready to facilitate and lead adult learning, corporate training, and professional development sessions, and help fill a need for qualified professionals to design, implement, and assess adult training programs across a diverse set of organizations.

To be admitted, you must have an A.S. or A.A. with a minimum 2.0 GPA from a regionally accredited college or university. Students taking SPC's bachelor's degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership, Training and Development subplan will also complete this certificate under their program.

By completing this certificate, you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Train volunteers in nonprofit organizations
  • Teach adult learners in workforce development, literacy, or personal development programs
  • Take on training or development roles in government or the private sector, including companies in manufacturing and technology.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Training and Development Specialists

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Knowledge and skills you learn in the training and development certificate

  • Effective training, development and education
  • Training skills and techniques
  • Learning styles
  • Training policy
  • Training needs assessment
  • Designing a training plan
  • Competency-based training
  • New employee training
  • Management development
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Computer-based training
  • Evaluation of training
  • Training for diversity
  • The evolution of the training industry
  • Managing a high-performance training organization
  • Creating strategic alignment
  • Leveraging business-centric and demand-based training models
  • Mastering the process of selecting and managing resources
  • Achieving business goals by optimizing your organization’s training processes
  • Leveraging technology to enhance organizational learning
  • Developing solutions based on needs analysis and business acumen
  • Choosing development and delivery strategies that drive performance
  • How to assess business and training performance for better outcomes

Training and Development Advanced Technical Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2024 (630)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2024 (630), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program is pending SACSCOC approval.

This is a 6-course certificate program designed to prepare completers for adult learning, corporate training, and professional development. This certificate program emphasizes the application of adult learning theory to the design, implementation and assessment of adult training programs across a diverse set of organizations.

The curriculum focuses on:

•    Methods, presentation techniques and digital resources to develop and facilitate adult learning experiences.

•    Assessment strategies for workforce development programs in various fields and contexts.

•    Exploring a variety of philosophical backgrounds to understand common ethical teaching in multicultural settings.

Completers of this Advanced Technical Certificate may work as:

•    Trainers for volunteers in nonprofit organizations.

•    Teaching adult learners in workforce development, literacy or personal development programs.

•    Training or development roles in the government or private sectors.

•    Training or development roles for a company in any industry, including manufacturing and technology.

Graduation Requirements

All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or better. 

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Heather Duncan
Associate Dean, College of Education

Florida CIP Code

0413121066 - Early Childhood Education (ATC )

Federal CIP Code

13.1201 - Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.

Continue your education degree at SPC

SPC's Training and Development Advanced Technical Certificate is perfect if you already have an associate degree and want to earn a credential as a training and development specialist.