Program Overview

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.

Possible Careers

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

Learning Goals

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


Tuition and Fees

Total cost per credit hour is $431.66 and is comprised of: $394.80 base tuition + $36.86 upper division course premium. There is a student technology fee charged each semester. It is $150 in the Fall, $150 in the Spring, and $20 in the Summer. There may be additional costs, depending on the class. Additional costs are often for textbooks, supplemental course materials, and proctoring fees.

Admission Requirements

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.


Degree Requirements

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.

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 coursework 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.

The major requirements for completing the program total 60 credit hours. Below is a listing of all of the required courses:

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OILS 102Online Learning and Strategies for Success3
OILS 320Information Management for Professionals3
OILS 405Management of eLearning Systems3
OILS 420 Creativity and Technical Design3
OILS 421Production and Utilization of Instructional Materials3
OILS 440 Survey of Human Resources Development and Instructional Technology3
OILS 457Leading the Training Organization3
OILS 466Principles of Adult Learning3
OILS 470Workplace Training3
OILS 471Designing Training3
OILS 472Training Techniques3
OILS 473Measuring Performance in Training3
OILS 481Technological Change and Society3
OILS 483Instructional Applications: Computer Technology3
OILS 495Field Experience3

 For more information, refer to the degree information provided on UNM's Organization, Information, & Learning Sciences website.

 Accelerated Online Program

At a Glance

Major Requirements: 60 Credit Hours
100% Online
Cost Per Credit Hour: $431.66
Length of Classes: 8 weeks each class

College/School: College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences

Tuition: Program Details and Tuition & Fee Information.

*General education and other courses are required to complete this degree. Visit Degree Requirements tab.


Website: Organization, Information & Learning Sciences
Phone: Rick Robb or Olivia Torres-Jojola: (505) 277-9000