The University of New Mexico offers an online bachelor's degree completion program in Instructional Technology & Training, administered through the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences department. The BS in Instructional Technology & Training can help students create a path to a more secure career future, focusing on providing students with the background needed to design and develop online and face-to-face training in a variety of fields and disciplines.
Instructional Technology & Training is a "2 + 2 Transfer Program" which means you may take your two years of college credits and add two years of coursework in OILS to complete the BS degree.
Graduates will be in demand in any learning organization in various industries, such as private sector, non-profit organizations, healthcare, government agencies, and military. Possible job titles include:
- eLearning Specialist
- Training Specialist
- Instructional Technology Support
- Learning and Development Specialist
- Training and Development Specialist
- Instructional Design Staff Support
- Human Resource Development Specialist
In addition to providing a well-rounded program that focuses on organizational learning and training, the BS in Instructional Technology & Training will also:
- Enhance opportunities for advancement in your chosen career
- Increase your earning potential
- Expand your employment opportunities
- Broaden your consulting prospects
The Instructional Technology & Training bachelor's degree offers all of the courses associated with the major requirements needed to complete the BS in an online format.
The major requirements for completing the program total 60 credit hours.
Below is a listing of all of the required courses:
- OILS 102 Online Learning and Strategies for Success
- OILS 320 Information Management for Professionals
- OILS 405 Management of eLearning Systems
- OILS 420 Creativity and Technical Design
- OILS 421 Production and Utilization of Instructional Materials
- OILS 440 Survey of Human Resources Development and Instructional Technology
- OILS 457 Leading the Training Organization
- OILS 466 Principles of Adult Learning
- OILS 470 Workplace Training
- OILS 471 Designing Training
- OILS 472 Training Techniques
- OILS 473 Measuring Performance in Training
- OILS 481 Technological Change and Society
- OILS 483 Instructional Applications: Computer Technology
- OILS 495 Field Experience
To graduate with a BS in Instructional Technology & Training, a student must complete a minimum of 121 credit hours. UNM requires 31 credit hours distributed between seven areas to complete the UNM General Education requirements. The university also requires completion of a 3 credit hour U.S. and Global Diversity and Inclusion requirement. Students may transfer course work from other accredited institutions to fulfill these requirements.
The BS in Instructional Technology & Training program requires additional coursework in the following areas:
- Completion of UNM General Education Requirements (31 credit hours) with a grade of "C" or better
- 9 credit hours of Management/Communication Skills
- 51 credit hours of Technical Core courses
- 30 credit hours of Technical Concentration courses (approved by advisor) with a grade of "C" or better.
For more information, refer to the degree information provided on UNM's Organization, Information, & Learning Sciences website.
In addition to the UNM undergraduate admissions requirements, the following is required for admission to the Technology & Training undergraduate program:
- 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Completion of ENGL 1120 (or equivalent approved by advisor) with grade of "C" or better
- Meeting with the OILS Undergraduate Advisor to discuss the degree program and to work on a proposal for the student's Technical Concentration course work
- A letter of intent, outlining the student's reasons for applying to the program, along with education and career goals
- OILS application
For additional admission and degree program requirements for the BS in Instructional Technology & Training, refer to the UNM Catalog.