Training Specialist (Occupational & Technical Studies) Online

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 120 credit hours

Design. Analyze. Develop. Evaluate. This online program in occupational and technical studies combines technical courses with business training.

You'll learn the skills to assess problems and propose training solutions. The goal is to improve productivity through workforce training. As a training specialist, you will work with subject matter experts to build training curriculum in virtually any type of work setting.

The coursework in this program is based on the latest research by the Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training and Development, ASTD).

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in occupational and technical studies with a major in training specialist.











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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Workplace trainer talks to business professionals after learning occupational studies
  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s program requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine if you have credits that will transfer or to start an application. The curriculum sheet can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

In-state Virginia Residents
$393 per credit hour*
Out-of-State Students
$426 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change. 
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

    Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

    No matter where you're starting, we'll help you succeed from application to graduation.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.