ACED Course Descriptions

ACED 2050 -

Communications for the Workplace

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102

3 hours

Principles of effective oral and written communications. A thorough review of grammar, sentence and paragraph construction, punctuation, and writing techniques. Emphasis on the job-getting process.

ACED 2400 -

Computer Technology for the Workplace

3 hours

Computer applications for development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. Topics include word processing, databases, spreadsheets, communications, and presentations, hardware, networks, and social and ethical concepts. Exemption test available from the department.

ACED 3600 -

History and Philosophy of Career Education

3 hours

Exploration of topics specific to adult and career education in industry and/or educational settings. Emphasis will be given to the examination of research, as applied to the public and private sectors.

ACED 3650 -

Ethics and Liability in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Investigation of professional ethics, legal and liability issues in adult and career education settings. This course focuses on the elements of planning fair and equitable learning environments and addressing instructor and student legal responsibilities and liability issues.

ACED 3850 -

Principles of Adult Education

3 hours

Provides insight into the unique opportunities and challenges of the adult learner as examined in a learning setting. Concepts, theories, and practices will provide students with opportunities to manage pertinent issues, problems, and possible solutions in their work as instructors of adult learners. Emphasis is given to understanding the effect this knowledge has on the teaching-learning process in adult education.

ACED 3860 -

Program Development in Adult and Continuing Education

3 hours

Insight into, and working knowledge of, the field of adult and continuing education programming. Emphasis is given to understanding the practical and theoretical foundations upon which adult program formation is based, and reflects the needs and interests of the individual, recreation leisure community, and industry.

ACED 4510 -

Curriculum Development in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Principles and procedures for analyzing, describing, and classifying occupations; selecting and sequencing program objectives, units, and tasks, and specifying instructional outcomes. Emphasis is placed on actual occupational analysis and breakdown of responsibilities.

ACED 4560 -

Safety and Health in the Work Environment

3 hours

Investigation of safety and health issues in a classroom/laboratory setting, the need for appropriate safety programs, planning a safe environment, and addressing health and environmental concerns. Emphasis is placed on planning programs that employ accident prevention methodology and developing health awareness.

ACED 4670 -

Techniques of Student Evaluation in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Principles and methods of measurement and evaluation in adult and career education programs, emphasizing the administration, scoring, and interpretation of written and performance tests.

ACED 4680 -

Instructional Materials Development in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Principles and procedures for planning and developing both print-based and non-print instructional materials for use in the Technical, Trade and Industrial classroom and laboratory.

ACED 4690 -

Methods of Instruction in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Methods of effective teaching in the Technical, Trade and Industrial classroom and laboratory. Emphasis is placed on the instructor’s role in the classroom and the delivery of content.

ACED 4810 -

Contemporary Skills for the Workplace

3 hours

Analysis of the workplace skills needed in a rapidly changing technological society. Emphasis is on communication skills, employee motivation, change management, delegation, team building, and career planning. Students are required to build a career plan and to design a change management project.

ACED 4820 -

Project Management for Technical Professionals

3 hours

Provides an introduction to the process of project management. Focus is on building the students’ understanding of the tools and strategies available to facilitate the management of multiple on-going projects within a technical environment. Topics include: planning systems, strategic and operational planning, mission and vision statements, performance objectives,

time and course estimation, diagraming techniques, and performance monitoring through control systems.

EXPERIENTAL CREDIT
(30 college credits could be awarded for documented military service OR 7 1/2 years of validated work experience in accepted occupational fields. )

ACED 2900 -

Basic Theory in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Reserved for the granting of academic credit based on either successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Examination (NOCTI Examination), approved professional licensure, or experiential credit based on past work experience. Requires approval of academic advisor prior to registration.

ACED 2950 -

Basic Skills in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Reserved for the granting of academic credit based on either successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Examination (NOCTI Examination), approved professional licensure, or experiential credit based on past work experience. Requires approval of academic advisor prior to registration.

ACED 2960 -

Intermediate Skills in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Reserved for the granting of academic credit based on either successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Examination (NOCTI Examination), approved professional licensure, or experiential credit based on past work experience. Requires approval of academic advisor prior to registration.

ACED 3500 -

Beginning Adult and Career Teacher Competency Development

3 hours

Reserved for the granting of academic credit based on either successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Examination (NOCTI Examination), approved professional licensure, or experiential credit based on past work experience. Requires approval of academic advisor prior to registration.

ACED 3510 -

Advanced Theory in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Reserved for the granting of academic credit based on either successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Examination (NOCTI Examination), approved professional licensure, or experiential credit based on past work experience. Requires approval of academic advisor prior to registration.

ACED 3520 -

Advanced Skills in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Reserved for the granting of academic credit based on either successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Examination (NOCTI Examination), approved professional licensure, or experiential credit based on past work experience. Requires approval of academic advisor prior to registration.

ACED 4300 -

Practicum in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and major in appropriate specialization; permission of the advisor must be obtained before registration.

ACED 4310 -

Practicum in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and major in appropriate specialization; permission of the advisor must be obtained before registration.

ACED 4320 -

Practicum in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and major in appropriate specialization; permission of the advisor must be obtained before registration. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.”

ACED 4600 -

Directed Study in Adult and Career Education

3 hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the department head. An opportunity for intensive individual study on an approved topic.