Teaching and Training Adults

Program: TATA
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 54 Hours
Effective: Fall 2019
Location: Barrie, Orangeville, Owen Sound


This program is for anyone interested in teaching and training in industry and/or an academic environment. It is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of novices and refine the skills of current practitioners. Each course emphasizes principles involved in the adult learning process. Group process, active participation, and learning by doing are stressed. The skills, ideas, expertise, and knowledge of the participants are utilized as key resources in learning about instructing adults.

Career Opportunities

Through theoretical, practical and participatory training, graduates of the Teaching and Training Adults Program will possess a diverse range of skills. Graduates will be prepared with the necessary skills to undertake training positions in business, industry, or colleges within their community, based on their particular area of expertise.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. apply adult learning principles to the delivery of a lesson or workshop, including the development of learning outcomes, lesson plans and assessment tools;
  2. select and implement a variety of teaching methods to facilitate adult learning;
  3. assess learning styles and their effect on student engagement and learning;
  4. articulate a personal philosophy of adult learning that reflects one’s values and beliefs about teaching and training;
  5. reflect on their teaching and training practice.

Admission Requirements

No formal requirements.

Graduation Requirements

6 Program Courses
3 Program Option Courses

Graduation Eligibility

Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
TATA 0001 TT1: Introduction to Teaching and Training Adults 12
TATA 0002 TT2: Engaging Adult Learners 6
TATA 0012 Synopsis 1
TATA 0013 TT5: Teaching Clinic 6
TATA 0015 TT4: Teaching and Training Methods 6
TATA 0017 TT3: Preparing a Lesson or Workshop 6
Program Option Courses  
Select 3 courses from the available list during registration. 18
 Total Hours55
Program Option Courses may include:
TATA 0003Facilitating Group Process
TATA 0004Assessing Learning
TATA 0007Tools for Teaching and Training
TATA 0008Workplace Training
TATA 0009Coaching
TATA 0011Teaching Adults with Learning Disabilities
TATA 0016Group Problem Solving
TATA 0018Developing a Course or Training Plan
TATA 0019Learning for Life's Challenges
TATA 0020Advanced Teaching Clinic
TATA 0021Facilitating Learning Online
TATA 0022Engaging the Multi-Generational Classroom

Graduation Window 

Students registered in part-time studies programs must maintain continuous registration in order to complete the program according to the curriculum in place at the time they were admitted. Students who do not remain continuously registered must be readmitted to the program and follow the new curriculum.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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