Learning Officer

The Learning Officer concentration offers a path for professionals to quickly develop a competitive edge in this expanding field of employment. The Learning Officer concentration provides broad preparation to both develop and manage training and development programs that address organizational needs and are integrated into organizational change processes. Learning Officers and Chief Learning Officers work in nearly every field to manage and ultimately lead these processes.  The OILS Learning Officer concentration is offered only through UNM’s Managed Online Program, with all courses delivered online at a standard per credit hour fee rate, regardless of a student’s residency status.

Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)

Course Name Course Title Credit Hours
OILS 535 Culture and Global eLearning I 1
OILS 536 Culture and Global eLearning II 2
OILS 541 The Adult Learner 3
OILS 544 Program Evaluation 3
OILS 546 Framing Designs of Learning 2
OILS 547 Prototyping Designs for Learning 1
OILS 597 Capstone** 1 X 3

**Students must register for OILS 597 Capstone. The Capstone is offered as a 1 credit hour segment 5 times an academic year (Fall 1st Half, Fall 2nd Half, Spring 1st Half, Spring 2nd Half, and Summer). Students should repeat the course three times to fulfill the requirement for 3 credit hours. Students may take the 1 credit hour segments consecutively, but it is not required. For students who plan to graduate in one year, students should take the Capstone during their second semester. For Students who plan to graduate in two years, students should take the Capstone during their third semester.**

Required Courses for the Learning Officer (LO) Concentration (12 credit hours)

Course Name Course Title Credit Hours
OILS 540 Foundations of HRD and IT 3
OILS 542 Theory and Practice of Organizational Learning 3
OILS 554 Consulting and Project Management 3
OILS 558 Leading Change 3

Elective Courses for the LO Concentration (3 credit hours)

Students may select 3 additional hours of electives from the following list selected in consultation with their advisors.

Course Name Course Title Credit Hours
OILS 500 Contemporary Instructional Technologies 3
OILS 551 Training Techniques 3
OILS 552 Team Development and Facilitaion 3
OILS 557 Human Perfomance Improvement 3