Course description

A needs analysis provides value to organizations by providing a structured rationale to improve their current situation. Conducting a needs analysis will help determine the difference between the way things are and the way they should be. Stages in a needs analysis typically involve determining the facts about the current situation and identifying areas for possible improvement; gathering quantitative and qualitative data that will help identify those needs; and making a plan to address the needs identified. In this course, students will apply the process and steps required in the design of a needs analysis based upon a selected situation and propose an applicable solution to address the identified needs.

Course details

Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: OLRN1995
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery