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Field Based Project in Industrial Training is offered for academic credit by the Workforce Education & Development academic program at Penn State during Summer Session.

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Brief Description

Penn State Course Prefix & Number

WF ED 595

Description in Penn State Graduate Programs Bulletin

WF ED 595 FIELD BASED PROJECT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (2-5) Students identify a training and/or organization development problem in industry and/or business and carry out contract problem analysis and resolutions. .

According to Programs and Curriculum Policies GCAC-204 Graduate Course Definitions: 500- vs. 800-Level Courses,

A 500–level graduate course builds on advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses, dealing with the frontiers of knowledge in the field. It is grounded in theories, hypotheses, and methodologies as expounded in current and/or primary literature sources. Synthesis of knowledge and independent analytical work by the student must be demonstrated. Significant interaction among students and with the instructor(s) is expected.

Role in Graduate Program at Penn State

WF ED 595 is required in programs for the masters degree with emphases in human resource development/organization development and career and technical education leadership (secondary) and for the doctoral degree human resource development/organization development.


There are no course completion prerequisites for enrollment in Field Based Project in Industrial Training. Registration in this course is restricted by the Penn State Graduate School enrolled officially in the Workforce Education and Development program through the Graduate School.


Enrollment in WF ED 595, Field Based Project in Industrial Training, with Passmore may occur only during Summer Session. However, a student may complete academic work for Field Based Project in Industrial Training during Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Summer Session.


Prior to the Summer Session in which the student wishes to receive academic credit for Field Based Project in Industrial Training, the student wishing to enroll in WF ED 596 with Passmore must propose the a plan for Field Based Project in Industrial Training using the following form:

Form to Create & Submit Proposal for a
Plan for a Field Based Project in WF ED

Delivery Mode

Field Based Project in Industrial Training is a course offered through resident instruction at Penn State that applies web-based instruction. There are no face-to-face class meetings for the course. Communication is managed through a private Piazza group in which all students concurrently pursuing field projects participate.


Scheduled during Summer Session. Use the LionPATH Class Search to search for registration this course.

Instructor of Record

David L. Passmore; use e–mail address,