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Associate Professor and Chairperson: Dennis, Dawn Holley
Professor: Shotwell. Theresa A.
Assistant Professor: White, David W.
Instructors:  LaFaille, Carolyn; Martin, Wonda

The Department of Workforce Education provides and administers programs and experiences aimed at meeting the needs of two groups of students: pre-service personnel and in-service personnel.  The pre-service programs are designed primarily to prepare persons to enter the chosen field of employment for the first time.  The in-service programs are designed primarily for persons who are already employed and who need training or retraining in order to upgrade their professional preparation to maintain their current job or to develop new competencies in order to obtain employment in new jobs.

The programs in the department prepare individuals primarily to teach, coordinate, supervise, and administer career and technical education programs in public and private schools and agencies.  The programs are designed for entry into the field of education and to enhance the opportunities for employment various organizations.

Qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission to the university may pursue:
1)     Baccalaureate degrees in Business Education, Technology Education  and Office Administration
2)     Master’s degrees in Business Education, Technology Education; and
3)     Certification in Business Education.
Admission  Requirements:  Admission  in each program  must be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records. Admission is granted to either a degree-seeking student or to a special student who does not wish to study for a degree. Any undergraduate student admitted without two years of one foreign language or American sign language or the equivalent of such instruction at the post secondary level (except those exempted in Rule 6.004(1)C, FAC) must complete eight semester hours in one foreign language prior to graduation.

This program is designed to prepare a student to teach all business-related courses at the middle and high school level.  This program fulfills course requirements for Business Education Certification in the State of Florida.

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I3
HSC 1100 Health for Modern Living or HSC 3107 Healthy Life Styles for Students3
AMH 2020 U.S. History 1865 to Present3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
OST 1100 Keyboarding/Speech Recognition3
HUM XXXX Elective
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3
 18

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
*OST 1110 Document Processing I3
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
DEP 2004 Human Growth & Development3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African History3
EDG 2004 Overview & Orientation
1
 16

Summer SemesterSem. Hrs.
EDF 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
MTG 2206 College Geometry3
SPC 2608 Public Speaking
3
 9

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
GEB 2001 Introduction to Business3
MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math II3
**OST 2120 Document Processing II3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
BSC 1005 Biological Science w/Lab
4
 16

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I3
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations3
EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators3
OST 2335 Business Communication3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science w/ Lab
4
 16

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles3
BTE 3068 Principles of Business Education3
BTE 2000 Introduction to Information Technology3
*OST 3716 Advanced Word Processing3
ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II
3
 15

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting Principles3
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
BTE 4410 Methods of Teaching Business Subjects3
*OST 3639 Integrated Computer  Applications3
OST 4404 Administrative Support Systems3
BUL 3320 Business Law - Business Education
3
 18

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
ESE 3341 Theory & Practice in Secondary Schools3
OST 4500 Office Management3
OST 4816 Desktop Publishing3
RED 3333 Reading in Secondary School3
TSL 4081 ESOL Survey of Strategies for Learning for Secondary Schools

3
 15

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
BTE 4945 Student Teaching  (6-12)6-12
Total129-135

# One of the following may be used for the second HUM course: AMH 2010, 2020, 3571, 3572; AML 2010, 3122; ARH 2050, 3000, 3610, 4410, 4414; ENL 3013. 3034; EUH 3100, 3120, 3501; LIT 2110, 2120, 3110; MUL 3111, 2112, 3116, 3211, 3212; PHI 2012, 3101, 3100, 3200, 3600, 3700; PHH 3400, 3600; PHM 3120; REL 2000.


Bachelor of Science in Business Education
Major in Office Administration

This program is designed to prepare students for “workplace readiness” as competent high-level office assistants, managers, or administrators.

Freshman year  Sem. Hrs.
First Semester 
HSC 3107 Healthy Life Styles for Students3
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
HUM 2211 Historical Survey I3
OST 1100 Keyboarding/Speech Recognition
3
 15

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
*OST 1110 Document Processing I3
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History3
#HUM XXXX Elective
3
 15

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
GEB 2001 Introduction to Business3
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
BSC 1005 Biological Science w/ Lab4
**OST 2120 Document Processing II
3
 16

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
OST 2335 Business Communications3
SPC 2608 Public Speaking3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I3
BTE 2000 Introduction to Information Technology3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science w/ Lab
4
 16

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles I3
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing3
MNA 2300 Human Resource Management or ECP 4222 Human Resource Mgt.3
OST 3337 Business Report Writing3
*OST 3716 Advanced Word Processing3
ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II
3
 18

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
MNA 3011 Managing Operations3
EVT 3665 Employer-Employee Relations3
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting Principles3
EDG 3302 Professional Development for Pre-Professionals3
BUL 3320 Business Law - Business Education3
*OST 3639 Integrated Computer Applications
3
 18

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
OST 4071 Leadership Development3
*OST 4816 Desktop Publishing3
*OST 4404 Administrative Support Systems3
OST 4354 Records Management3
OST 4500 Office Management3
*BTE XXXX Project Management

3
 18

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
BTE 4944 Supervised Work Experience (6-12)6
Total122

Recommended Electives
SPN 1100 Elementary Spanish I3
SPN 1101 Elementary Spanish II3

# One of the following may be used for the second HUM course: AMH 2010, 2020, 3571, 3572; AML 2010, 3122; ARH 2050, 3000, 3610, 4410, 4414; ENL 3013. 3034; EUH 3100, 3120, 3501; LIT 2110, 2120, 3110; MUL 3111, 2112, 3116, 3211, 3212; PHI 2012, 3101, 3100, 3200, 3600, 3700; PHH 3400, 3600; PHM 3120; REL 2000.

* Prerequisite: OST 1100
** Prerequisites: OST 1100 & OST 1110


Bachelor of Science in Technology Education
Major in Technology Education

The Technology Education undergraduate  program is designed to prepare a student to teach technology-related courses specifically at the middle and high school levels.  This program will fulfill course requirements for teacher certification in Technology Education.

Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
First Semester 
*HUM XXXX Humanities Elective3
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I3
EEX 1049 Introduction to Teaching Technology Education3
BSC 1005 Biological Science w/Lab4
EIA 2284C Standards Based Processes in the Technology Education Classroom

3
 16

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
EIA 1102 Technical Drawing and Design3
GRA 1333 Graphic Arts Materials and Processes3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
HSC 3107 Healthy Lifestyles for Students or HSC 1100 Health for Modern Living

3
 15

Summer SemesterSem. Hrs.
AMH 2020 U.S. History 1865-Present3
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
GLY Introduction to Earth and Space Science

3
 9

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EIA 3230C Processes and Testing of Engineering Materials for Technology Educators3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I3
EDE XXXX Teaching Diverse Populations3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science w/Lab
4
 16

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
EME 2040 Introduction to Instructional Technology3
EIA 3223C Issue in Appropriate Technology3
MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math II3
DEP 2004 Human Growth & Development3
EIA 3270 Electricity/Electronics Technologies

3
 15

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EIA 3237C Transportation Systems3
EDG 3004 Overview & Orientation to Teaching1
OST 3337 Professional Report Writing3
EIA 3204C Engineering Students with Special Needs in the Technology Education Classroom3
RED 3333 Teaching Reading in Content Area3
EIA 4228C Information Technology

3
 16

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
EIA 3275C Energy and Power3
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation3
EDG 3302 Professional Development for Pre-Professionals3
EIA 3269C Bio-Related Technologies3
EIA 3260C Construction Practices in Technology Education

3
 15

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EIA 4360 Instructional Methods in Technology Education3
EIA 4664C Manufacturing Enterprises3
General Electives3
TSL 4324 ESOL Survey Strategies for Instruction3
EIA 3265 SpeciaI Topics in Engineering and Design3
EIA 4220C Introduction to Robotics and Automation

3
 18

Second SemesterSem. Hrs.
EIA 4941 Student Teaching in Technology Education (6-12)6
Technology Education - 16 weeks middle/junior high school
                                       16 weeks high school
 
Total126



BTE 2000 Introduction to Information Technology (3) Critical thinking and information literacy are emphasized as tools for coping with and thriving in  a rapidly changing technological world. Pre-requisities: OST 1100 & OST 2120.

BTE 3068 Principles of Business Education
(3) Overview of teaching business subjects at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

BTE XXXX Project Management
(3)  

BTE 4410 Methods of Teaching Business Subjects
(3) Prereq: All courses in the major sequence.  Special methods, techniques and devices used in teaching business subjects.

BTE 4906 Directed Individual Study
(1-5) Independent study designed to increase student’s understanding of specific phases of business education or courses not currently offered.

BTE 4944 Supervised Work Experience
(9-12) involves students in practical work experience (office) as part of their regular program.  Employment may be in local areas, student’s home area, or out of state.

BTE 4945 Student Teaching in Business Education
(6-12) Prereq: All courses in major sequence. Student teach business subjects in middle or high schools under the supervision of a regular public school teacher. Grade is contingent on passing the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.

BTE 4946 Directed Observation and Participation in Business Education
(3) Students observe and assist teachers of business subjects in local middle and secondary schools.

BUL 3320 Business Law  Education
(3) Knowledge of common legal processes, procedures and documents; major types of laws and distinguishing among them; federal, state, and local statutes; and assessment of  organized labor strategies and the legal impact of organized labor.

EDG 3302 Professional Development for Pre-Professionals/Pre-Service Teachers (3) This course is designed to provide candidates with expectations of the workplace and social settings. The major tasks for candidates are to learn a specified set of information, demonstrate learning and exhibit behaviors which are set forth as rules and expectations.

EIA 1049 Introduction to Teaching Technology Education (3) This course provides the opportunity for each Technology Education student to begin the professional development phase as it relates to the philosophy along with the theory and practice of Technology Education. Modeling activities will connect curriculum and pedagogical methods within lecture and laboratory environments. Students will also conduct 15 hours of selected 6-12 school observations. 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman standing).

EIA 2284C Standards Based Processes in the Technology Education Classroom (3) This course is an introduction to the materials and processes used in 6-12 Technology Education Classrooms to create units of instruction. Laboratory projects will focus on current standards of technological literacy that include: bio-related, construction, electronics, information, manufacturing, and transportation technologies. This course should be taken the same semester as EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed) 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman standing).

EIA 3223C Issues in Appropriate Technology (3) This course delves into the issues surrounding appropriate technology as it relates to affordable and efficient alternative energy systems, production systems, waste management, alternative fuel, and issues that concern Third World Countries. All students will conduct research on a specific problem and choose the appropriate technology to solve the problem using research and design processes to create useful and practical lab activities within a technology education classroom. 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing).

EIA 3230C Processing and Testing of Engineering Materials in Technology Education
(3) This course is an introduction to the diverse engineering materials used in technology; specifically, ceramics, polymers (woods, plastics, etc.), and metals. Lecture and laboratory exercises will provide students with a comprehensive base of knowledge in relation to physical hands-on experience with materials, tools and machines. This course will also be the catalyst for future student endeavors that involve the safe use and production of engineering materials within a 6-12 technology education classroom. 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman/Sophomore standing).

EIA 3237C Transportation Systems
(3) This course focuses on developing a basic understanding of transportation systems that include: land, water, air and space transportation. Students will engage in design processes and problem solving laboratory exercises to explore the diverse components of transportation systems and subsystems to be taught in technology education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing).

EIA 3240C Special Needs Students in Technology Education (3) This course will allow students to investigate the trends and issues regarding students with special needs. Topics covered will be at-risk, behavioral, mental and physical disabilities and the processes regarding Individual Educational Programs and teaching strategies and activities within a Technology Education Classroom. Students will also conduct 15 hours of selected 6-12 school observations. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing).

EIA 3260C Construction Practices (3) This course focuses on contemporary practices in the Construction Industry. Emphasis will be placed on residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Additionally, students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct a construction and structural design component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing).

EIA 3264C Principles of Technical Drawing and Design (3) This course will focus on basic engineering drawing skills including freehand drawing, orthographic, projection and basic descriptive geometry, axonometric drawings, and developments. Emphasis will be placed on documentation of design work using manual drafting; computer aided drafting, and freehand sketching. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct a technical drawing component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed) 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman/Sophomore standing)

EIA 3269C Bio-Related Technologies for Technology Educators
(3) This course is designed to provide students an overview and practical lab experience in Bio and Medical Technologies. Additionally, students will explore pedagogical strategies to assist in their future classrooms. Historical, contemporary, and future trends in Bio and Medical Technologies will be investigated. Related activities will give the student an opportunity to design, produce, test and present experiments and projects within this content area that can be used in a technology education classroom. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching TE); EIA 2284C and EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing).

EIA 3270 Electricity/Electronics Technologies
(3) Content in this course will provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the field of electronics technology. This course will also focus on the demonstration of technology tools, machines and instruments including processes of materials used in business and industry. EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA 3275C Energy and Power in Technology Education
(3) This course will focus on the technological processes surrounding energy and power. Historical and contemporary forms of energy as they are related to science and mathematics will be explored and then tested within laboratory activities. Special emphasis will be place on alternative energy sources such as wind and solar energy in addition to global efforts regarding sustainable energy will be examined. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct an energy and power component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing).

EIA 4228C Information Systems in Technology Education (3) This course will focus on content and methods of teaching information systems; past, present, and future communication technologies, processes, and influences, of drafting, printing and digital photography and video, and the Internet on humans and society. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct an information systems component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.) 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman/Sophomore standing).

EIA 4220C Introduction to Robotics and Automation for Technology Educators
(3) This course will allow the student to investigate both stationary and agile robotics as they apply to Technology Education. Students will investigate several types of robotic processes to design robots and robotic systems. Students will develop units of instruction related to robotics and automation systems. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.); EIA2284C; EIA3230C; EIA3265C; EIA3271 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Junior/Senior standing).

EIA 4360C Instructional Methods in Technology Education (3) This course will address philosophical issues, psychological issues relating to pedagogy, curriculum development and lesson plan design as well as instructional methods used in the Technology Education classroom. Emphasis will be placed on lesson delivery, classroom management, and teaching and learning styles. All students will participate in instructional activities at selected K-12 schools for 15 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

EIA 4664C Manufacturing Enterprises (3) This course will explore all aspects of the manufacturing and design process. Through inception to production, the student will use all facets of the design process to actually produce a product through a study of basic concepts of manufacturing and engineering technologies by experiences in forming, separating, combining, assembling and finishing materials used in the production of a manufactured product. Additionally, the development of a company portfolio and a product will be produced and sold to faculty, staff, students and family. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct a manufacturing enterprise component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed); EIA2284C; EIA3230C; EIA3265C, EIA4228C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Junior/Senior standing).

EIA 3265 Special Topics in Engineering and Design (3) Research and/or lab experiences in development of Engineering and Design practices in the Technology Education classroom. Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing).

Elective – Not Required

EIA 3034C Arts and Crafts (3) The activities of this course will be centered on the designing and producing craft items in the areas of: polymers, metals, ceramics and composites. Only the fundamentals of these areas will be covered. Craft work offers unlimited possibilities; therefore, this course is designed to give a broad view and an overall background of understanding and sufficient information needed to help anyone get started in all or in any of the many crafts taught in schools, recreation and rehabilitation centers, as well as home crafts.

EIA 4221C Work Experience in Industry Catalog Data
(3)Technology Education Program credit for students who may have experience or are currently working in a Technology Education related industry. A series of written reports and conferences with an Instructor are required Prerequisite: Permission by Professor or Department Chair. 3 Units – Elective (Junior/Senior standing).

GEB 2001 Introduction to American Industrial and Business Systems (3) Orientation experiences designed to provide students with an awareness of modern business and industrial systems. 

MKA 3011 Marketing Fundamentals
(3) Contemporary development in marketing. 

MNA 3011 Managing Operations
(3) Basic theory of management and its actual practice, including theoretical concepts and relevant research. 

MNA 2300 Human Resource Management
(3) Basic principles of human resources management as it applies to personnel in office activities. 

OST 1100 Keyboarding/Speech recognition
(3) Designed to help students develop the ability to use a standard keyboard efficiently. 

OST 1110 Document Processing I
(3) Prereq: OST 1100 or typing experience. Continuation of speed building techniques; introduction to document processing and production. 

OST 2120 Document Processing II
(3) Prereq: OST 1100.  Advanced production of office projects.

OST 2335 Business Communications
(3) Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102.  Provides training in oral expression and writing business letters and reports in correct style and forceful English.

OST 3337 Business Report Writing
(3) This course emphasizes clear expository writing of memoranda, reports, proposals, articles and oral presentations of reports in student’s major field of study.  

OST 3639 Integrated Computer Applications
(3) Prereq: OST 2120, OST 2335, OST 3716.  Development of proper and efficient operation of transcribing and dictating equipment, microcomputer for calculations, word processing, database management, electronic spreadsheets, and telecommunication. 

OST 3716 Advanced Word Processing
(3) Prereq: OST 2120, OST 2335.  An introduction to word processing theory and the use of word processing software. 

OST 4071 Leadership Development for Business
(3) Designed to help students develop the necessary leadership skills and attitudes to become effective leaders in the marketplace.

OST 4354 Records Management
(3) Design and analysis of record system, management of the life cycle of records, and the retention and maintenance of records.  

OST 4404 Administrative Support System
(3) Prereq: OST 2335, OST 2120, OST 3639, OST 3716.  Designed to develop efficiency through presentation and application of business office techniques.  Attention is given to communication, personality traits, human relations and productivity.

OST 4500 Office Management
(3) Principles of scientific management, including supervision and planning services, system analysis, and work flow. 

OST 4816 Desktop Publishing
(3) Prereq: OST 3716.  Production of mailable documents, creative documents, and telecommunications using various computer applications.