Course Summary
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6 weeks
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Public Administration, or Instructional Design


The course objective is to apply and use an accepted instructional design process (ADDIE) and how to develop a Course Design Document.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to assess the training needs within the department, agency, station, or other organizational unit using the ADDIE instructional design model
  • Develop appropriate instructional methods and learning activities for an instructional task
  • Determine Instructor Guide and Student Manual formats suitable for use in the course design
  • And develop a course design document
  • Determine the target audience given a course topic and complete a needs assessment
  • Conduct a job task analysis using a relevant topic identified from the training need
  • Develop a course goal and several objectives for a training course based on the results of a task analysis
  • Select a course organizational strategy or strategies based on a course goal and terminal objective
  • Evaluate a course and its learners

General Course Topics:

  • Needs assessment and audience analysis
  • Job task analysis
  • Goals, objectives, and course organization
  • Instructional methods, media, and tools
  • Course evaluation plan
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials