Areas of Study
The list of areas of study
- The Organizational Development specialization provides students with a comprehensive curriculum in the management of technical enterprises. Students who select the specialization will have the opportunity to explore the labor-management relationship, the relevance of technology and innovation to international trade, the management of a sustainable enterprise, the fiscal and legal aspects of management, and the professional development of the individual, as well as selected special topics. The broad perspective of the specialization equips graduates for mid-level positions in most any industry.
The specialization includes the 15 hours of the TRM Core Requirements plus a total of 21 semester hours of TRM Support Courses to be selected from the following: TRM 332, 361, 362, 421, 426, 440, 483, 488, and 490.
This specialization augments the TRM program’s technical management core and builds upon the student’s technical training to open career opportunities as a Safety Technologist. Typically, people in occupational health and safety roles are making worksite assessments to determine risks, identifying potential hazards and recommending controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans. This training supports certification by the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST), Savoy, Illinois, including Construction Health and Safety Technician and/or Occupational Health and Safety Technician, and meets the blueprint relating to program management, worksite auditing, training, and professional responsibility.
The specialization includes 15 semester hours, as follows: HED 335, 345, 430, 435, and 496.