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Department of Human

Resource Development

Dr. Mary J. Noblitt, Acting Department Head

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Associate Professors

Bolt, Powell

Assistant Professors

Graves, Griffin, Noblitt

The purpose of the Department of Human Resource Development is to prepare vocational teachers and adult trainers who will provide leadership and training for the lifetime learners of the 21st century. The programs are based on the assumption that accelerating technological change occurring now and in the future will dramatically increase the number and complexity of career opportunities and require continuous, specialized, technical retraining throughout one's career. The department will specifically provide the following:

Major Programs

The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in marketing education, trade and industrial education, and office systems management. Students majoring in marketing education or trade and industrial education must select a concentration in either human resource development or secondary vocational education. The office systems management major has the option of minoring in business education.

A concentration in human resource development is designed to provide the necessary background for a graduate to be a training and development practitioner in a private or non-profit sector organization.

The secondary vocational education concentration is designed to provide the necessary background for graduates with the necessary teaching and program administration skills to operate a secondary vocational education program in health occupations, marketing, home economics or trade and industrial education.

Students in office systems management take a variety of courses in management, marketing, accounting and technical course work in office systems management. This program is designed to provide the necessary background for a graduate to enter an office setting as an office manager, technical or professional assistant, office systems professional, or other allied professional.

Minor Programs

The department also offers minors in human resource development, office systems management and secondary vocational education. These are available to all JMU students. Students wishing to complete one of these minors should consult with the department head for advising before beginning the minor program.

Human Resource Development

The minor in human resource development is designed to provide students from a wide variety of content disciplines with the additional experiences and skill base to seek employment in public and private settings in the field of training and development. The concentration is technically oriented, with a strong orientation in the skills necessary to develop and implement professional development programs and materials.

                                                  Credit
Minor Requirements                                 Hours
HRD 240. Principles of Human Resource                  3
  Development
HRD 245. Leadership in Organizational Settings         3
HRD 370. Occupational Task Analysis                    3
HRD 380. Development of Materials and Programs         3
HRD 385. Assessment of Human Resource                  3
  Development Programs
HRD 450. Adult Learning Theory                         3
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Office Systems Management

The minor in office systems management is designed to provide students with advanced skills preparation in office procedures.

                                                  Credit
Minor Requirements                                 Hours
OSM 100. Introduction to Business                      3
OSM 130. Keyboarding Skills Development                3
OSM 230. Computer Word Processing Applications         2
OSM 250. Computer Spreadsheet Applications             2
OSM 320. Office Management                             3
OSM 330. Business Letter Writing                       3
OSM 430. Desktop Publishing                            3
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                                                      19

Secondary Vocational Education

The secondary vocational education program has adopted an organizing theme emphasizing the role of the vocational education teacher as a manager of the learning environment and a reflective decision maker.

The minor in secondary vocational education is designed to provide students with the necessary teaching and program administration skills to operate a secondary vocational education program in health occupations, home economics, marketing or trade and industrial education.


                                                  Credit
Requirements                                       Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
PSYC 270. Psychology of the Pre-adolescent             3
  and Adolescent Child [1]
VOED 240. Organization and Administration              3
  of Vocational Education
VOED 383. Classroom Methodology and Lab                3
  Management
VOED 385. Advising Student Organizations               3
VOED 400. Cooperative Vocational Education             3
  Methods
VOED 480. Student Teaching                            12
VOED 486. Practicum in the Lab Setting                 3
                                                    ____
                                                      33
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Notes:
[1]
PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development, is a prerequisite to PSYC 270, and is required for teacher licensure.

Marketing Education

The purpose of the marketing education program is to prepare individuals to develop and deliver marketing-based instruction in secondary vocational education, private sector and non-profit organizational settings.

Secondary marketing education teachers instruct marketing and fashion merchandising classes to secondary school students; develop and supervise cooperative education programs for students; and develop, administer and/or teach marketing classes for adults who are employed in the marketing field. This position, unlike other teaching jobs, involves contact and establishment of working relationships with many different publics, both in the school and business communities.

Individuals who desire to provide similar services in the private sector environment or non-profit organizations are generally employed in training and development sections of organizations. The focus in this area is in the field of human resource development.

Marketing education majors complete an interdisciplinary core of courses and then must complete a 30-33 hour concentration in either secondary vocational education or human resource development.

No more than 30 credit hours of course work can be selected from courses taught by the College of Business.

Marketing Education (B.S. Degree)


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Core requirements                                     39
Concentration requirements                         30-33
Liberal studies courses                            41-44
Electives                                           4-10
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                                                     120

                                                  Credit
Core Requirements                                  Hours
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ECON 132. Principles of Economics (Macro)              3
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology                     3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration                      3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
MKTG 384. Promotion and Communication                  3
MKTG 430. Sales Management and Personal                3
  Selling
Choose one of the following:                           3
  PSYC 101. General Psychology I
  PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development
PSYC 350. Tests and Measurements                       3
                                                    ____
                                                      36

                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
Liberal studies courses or electives                  30

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
PSYC 101. General Psychology I                         3
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child [1]
Concentration requirements                             9
Liberal studies courses or electives                  12
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology                     3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration                      3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
MKTG 384. Promotion and Communication                  3
MKTG 430. Sales Management and Personal Selling        3
Concentration requirements                             9
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
PSYC 350. Tests and Measurements                       3
Concentration requirements                             7
Liberal studies courses or electives                  17
                                                    ____
                                                      30
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Notes:
[1]
PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development, is a prerequisite to PSYC 270, and is required for teacher licensure.

Trade and Industrial Education

The trade and industrial education program is designed to prepare industrial training specialists who will seek employment in secondary vocational education, and in private sector and non-profit organizations.

The secondary industrial cooperative training teacher-coordinator becomes a member of a local public education staff who will teach generally and directly related subjects associated with the employment of students in an industrial society. The most important function is to prepare students to become employed and progress in specific trade and industrial fields. The content of the instructional program, both in the school and on the job, is based on competencies required in each field, and reflects student needs and local industry settings. The teacher instructs industrial education classes in high school, supervises students' occupational experience programs, and directs programs of adult and continuing education for those employed in the industrial field. The teacher's job is varied with exposure to many publics, students, business people, educators and parents.

Individuals who desire to provide similar services in the private sector environment or in non-profit organizations are generally employed in training and development sections of organizations. The focus of individuals in this area is in the field of human resource development.

Trade and industrial education majors complete an interdisciplinary core of courses and then must complete a 30-33 hour concentration in either secondary vocational education or human resource development.

No more than 30 credit hours of course work can be selected from courses taught by the College of Business.

Transfer students with appropriate associate degrees will require a transcript review by the department head to receive credit for technical course work. These may, in some circumstances, substitute for core requirements.

Trade and Industrial Education (B.S. Degree)


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Core requirements                                     38
Concentration requirements                         30-33
Liberal studies courses                            41-44
Electives                                           5-11
                                                    ____
                                                     120

                                                  Credit
Core Requirements                                  Hours
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology                     3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  MGT 365. Personnel Administration
  PUAD 366. Public Personnel Administration
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
MKTG 430. Sales Management and Personal                3
  Selling
Choose one of the following:                           3
  PSYC 101. General Psychology I
  PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child
PSYC 350. Tests and Measurements                       3
TIED 481. Seminar in Trade and Industrial Education    2
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
MATH 108. Fundamentals of Mathematics                  3
Liberal studies courses or electives                  27
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                 Credit 
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
PSYC 101. General Psychology I                         3
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child [1]
Concentration requirements                             9
Liberal studies courses or electives                  12
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology                     3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
PSYC 350. Tests and Measurements                       3
Concentration requirements                            15
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Choose one of the following:                           3
  MGT 365. Personnel Administration
  PUAD 366. Public Personnel Administration
MKTG 430. Sales Management and Personal Selling        3
TIED 481. Seminar in Trade and Industrial Education    2
Concentration requirements                            12
Liberal studies courses or electives                  10
                                                    ____
                                                      30
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Notes:
[1]
PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development, is a prerequisite to PSYC 270, and is required for teacher licensure.

Marketing Education and Trade and Industrial Education Concentrations

Students must complete a concentration in either secondary vocational education or human resource development. This concentration may be declared at any time; however, students are encouraged to declare a concentration prior to the junior year in order to complete degree requirements in a timely manner.

Secondary Vocational Education

When combined with the appropriate content base, admission to teacher education at JMU, and completion of practicum and student teaching requirements, this concentration/minor will lead to recommendation for initial licensure. All curricular and field experiences will occur in the discipline in which licensure is being sought. All individuals seeking this concentration/minor must have their transcripts reviewed for content preparation prior to the initial field placement.

                                                  Credit
Requirements                                       Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
PSYC 270. Psychology of the Pre-adolescent             3
  and Adolescent Child [1]
VOED 240. Organization and Administration of           3
  Vocational Education
VOED 383. Classroom Methodology and Lab                3
  Management
VOED 385. Advising Student Organizations               3
VOED 400. Cooperative Vocational Education             3
  Methods
VOED 480. Student Teaching                            12
VOED 486. Practicum in the Lab Setting                 3
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                                                      33
Students completing a secondary vocational education concentration in marketing education or trade and industrial education must also meet occupational certification requirements. These may be met by: Students should confer with the department head on these requirements.

Human Resource Development

This concentration is technically oriented, with a strong orientation in the skills necessary to develop and implement professional development programs and materials.

                                                  Credit
Requirements                                       Hours
HRD 240. Principles of Human Resource                  3
  Development
HRD 245. Leadership in Organizational Settings         3
HRD 370. Occupational Task Analysis                    3
HRD 380. Development of Materials and Programs         3
HRD 385. Assessment of Human Resource                  3
  Development Programs
Choose one of the following:                           3
  HRD 400. Occupational Internship
  HRD 401. Practicum in Human Resource Development
HRD 450. Adult Learning Theory                         3
HRD 475. Seminar in Leadership                         3
Media or business electives (adviser approval)         6
                                                    ____
                                                      30

Office Systems Management and Business Education

The office systems management program offers the following options leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Option I

B.S. degree in office systems management

Option II

B.S. degree in office systems management with a business education minor leading to teacher licensure. Individuals seeking teacher licensure in business education should consult with the department head about prerequisite and admission requirements.

No more than 30 hours of course work in these programs can be selected from courses offered by the College of Business.

Office Systems Management (B.S. Degree)


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Core requirements                                     61
Liberal studies courses                            41-44
Electives                                          15-18
                                                    ____
                                                     120

                                                  Credit
Core Requirements                                  Hours
ACTG 241. Financial Accounting                         3
ACTG 242. Managerial Accounting                        3
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ECON 132. Principles of Economics (Macro)              3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration                      3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
OSM 100. Introduction to Business                      3
OSM 200. Basic Programming for Business                3
  Education and Office Administration
OSM 230. Computer Word Processing Applications         2
OSM 250. Computer Spreadsheet Applications             2
OSM 270. Business Machines                             3
OSM 320. Office Management                             3
OSM 330. Business Letter Writing                       3
OSM 340. Information Processing Concepts               3
OSM 350. Office Procedures and Document                3
  Preparation
OSM 400. Business Report Writing                       3
OSM 420. Records and Database Management               3
OSM 430. Desktop Publishing                            3
                                                    ____
                                                      61

                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ECON 132. Principles of Economics (Macro)              3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
HIST 233. United States to 1877                        3
OSM 100. Introduction to Business                      3
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
Liberal studies courses or electives                   9
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
ACTG 241. Financial Accounting                         3
ACTG 242. Managerial Accounting                        3
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
OSM 200. BASIC Programming for Business                3
  Education and Office Administration
OSM 230. Computer Word Processing                      2
  Applications
OSM 250. Computer Spreadsheet Applications             2
OSM 270. Business Machines                             3
Liberal studies courses or electives                  11
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration                      3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
OSM 320. Office Management                             3
OSM 330. Business Letter Writing                       3
OSM 340. Information Processing Concepts               3
OSM 350. Office Procedures and Document                3
  Preparation
Liberal studies courses or electives                   6
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
OSM 400. Business Report Writing                       3
OSM 420. Records and Database Management               3
OSM 430. Desktop Publishing                            3
Liberal studies courses or electives                  21
                                                    ____
                                                      30

Business Education Teacher Licensure Option

Initial teacher licensure in business education may be earned by successfully completing the following additional course work:

                                                  Credit
Professional Core                                  Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
BUED/SEED 380A. Clinical Techniques: Basic             3
  Business Subjects
BUED/SEED 380B. Clinical Techniques:                   2
  Typing and Related Subjects Methods
BUED 380D. Clinical Techniques: Classroom              1
  Management
BUED 480. Student Teaching                            12
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development [1]              3
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child [2]
                                                    ____
                                                      27
________
Notes:
[1]
Liberal studies course.
[2]
PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development, is a prerequisite to PSYC 270, and is required for teacher licensure.


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