Workforce and Program Development

Students enrolled in the Workforce and Program Development degree will develop valuable experience with faculty who have real world experience and associations within the Career and Adult Education field.

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Program Description

The Workforce and Program Development program is designed to prepare individuals to work in a variety of settings, depending on completed coursework. Individuals may develop and implement training and educational materials to support employers, employees, as well as individuals who are underemployed and unemployed. In addition, students can acquire valuable technical skills that can be immediately used in the workforce. From trainers to counselors to curriculum developers, graduates work in a variety of organizations to support career and technical education and training and to promote overall organizational success. The program is designed to prepare graduates to plan, supervise, conduct, and evaluate workforce and training programs in business, industry, and government. Individuals who desire to work in PK-12 environments will gain an excellent foundation. However, Florida certification in career and technical education is granted by local school districts. Contact the program advisor for information about teaching in PK-12 organizations.

Individuals who are interested in teaching in the public schools can pursue a Minor in Professional Education which is designed to provide non-education majors with the Professional Education component requisite to becoming a certified teacher in Florida. Career and Technical educators are certified by individual school districts. For information on the process and required courses, contact the program advisor.

Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.

Department Contact

Jonathan Hovell
Academic Advisor
CEPS Advising Center

(850) 474-2925

Catalog Description
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Career Opportunities

Depending on the area of specialization that you select, your degree in Workforce and Program Development will help prepare you for any of several exciting careers in technology-based education:

  • Workforce Education Director
  • Workforce Education Cooperative Education
  • Workforce Education Teacher in Middle and High Schools
  • Teacher in Career and Technical Education Centers
  • Government Training Programs
  • Business Training Programs
  • Industry Training Programs
  • Adult and Continuing Education Programs


Download the Workforce and Program Development Academic Learning Compact: Workforce and Program Development ALC (PDF)

Download the Workforce and Program Development Curriculum Map: Workforce and Program Development Curriculum Map (PDF)

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