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Our popular NORM/TENORM Awareness course is now available in a 2-hour online U.S. version for individual or bulk purchase. Register here.

SC&A subject-matter experts and instructional designers can update existing courses, convert live classroom courses to blended or e-learning formats, and design new training for blended, e-learning, and classroom delivery formats. We can:

  • Support the full instructional design cycle using Instructional Systems Design (ISD), ADDIE, or Agile prototype frameworks
  • Analyze learner and client needs to identify focused learning objectives
  • Design content, exercises, and learning assessments to align with learning objectives
  • Develop online and print course materials
  • Deliver live training or administer e-learning
  • Conduct post-evaluations of course effectiveness

Content + Instructional Design + Technology = Training Wins

Our technical capabilities support this work:

  • E-learning course authorship in Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline
  • Video storyboarding and editing
  • Audio and podcast scripting and editing
  • Instructional graphics design
  • Conversion of PowerPoint presentations to live or on-demand webinars
  • WCAG 2.0-compliant website programming in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap
  • Development of Section 508-compliant PDF training manuals and other job aids
  • Support for Learning Management System (LMS) implementation and administration
  • Onsite logistical support for live classroom training

Training to Meet Client & Learner Needs

  • Custom Greenhouse Gas Training for Corporate Clients. SC&A developed a custom air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) training program for the Union Tank Car Company (UTC). The 2-hour training focused on a general introduction to air pollution and GHG requirements, sources of air pollution, air permits, and compliance and enforcement. Our lead environmental trainer, Andrew D. Shroads, QEP, presented the training program on November 18, 2020, to UTC corporate and site management, engineering, and environmental, health, and safety staff at dozens of UTC sites across the United States. The training was very well received, and SC&A is currently negotiating a follow-on training program on site-specific air permit requirements including monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting.
  • Update of WESTAR Air Toxics Training for State and Local Agencies. For the Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR), SC&A updated the 10-year-old APTI 400: Introduction to Air Toxics, to better meet the needs of State and local regulators and inspectors. Updates included reducing the course length to 2 days, updating content on current EPA guidance, creating assessments to track learning, and developing additional materials (print, video, graphics). Our instructor presented the revised course September 30–October 1, 2019, in Denver, CO.
  • New e-Learning for Air Resources Training. SC&A developed a two-level e-learning course for the Bureau of Land Management Air Resources Management Program. A brief “Air Pollution Primer” for BLM managers gives an overview of air pollution regulations and federal resource management programs. Four modules give in-depth guidance for new and Specialist BLM staff responsible for implementing the program. We developed the content and custom graphics for PowerPoint slides and the scripts for the accompanying audio narration for BLM to record and convert to e-learning videos in Adobe Captivate.
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Training in Classroom, Blended, and e-Learning Formats. Under grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, SC&A designed, developed, and implemented live, blended, and e-learning versions of training on the federal Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule for the Ohio regulated community, including the Air and Waste Management Association, representatives from schools and governmental agencies, attorneys, and environmental consultants. All three versions had pre-and post-assessments to document learner progress. This training won an Honorable Mention from Ohio EPA for outreach programs to the regulated community.
  • Cost Assessment & Learning Objectives for COOP Training. As part of our overall Continuity of Operations (COOP) program support for the City of Santa Cruz Public Health Department, we helped build the foundations for delivering COOP training for both DPH-designed COOP responsibilities and general awareness training for all staff. SC&A provided expertise in developing their Business Impact Analysis, COOP Plan, and training objectives and recommendations for designated and general staff.
  • Training Update: DNDO Quick Start. SC&A applied ISD methodologies to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) evaluate, update, and deliver the “Quick Start” training program on nuclear awareness for state and local first responders. Our experts evaluated existing training materials and recommended updates to better align with both DNDO learning objectives and learner needs. We revised the PowerPoint course to incorporate new content, videos, and live demonstrations of radiation detection equipment and laboratory science. Our staff coordinated with DNDO stakeholders across the country to schedule and deliver the course to more than 500 state and local students in 6 of the Government’s 10 regions.
  • E-Learning and Classroom Training for Regulatory Compliance. SC&A designed, developed, and delivers regulatory compliance courses for the oil and gas industry on naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM)and technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive Material (TENORM). We offer these courses in various formats to meet learner needs, including on-demand e-learning, scheduled courses at centralized locations, and custom courses at client sites. For more details, visit our NORM/TENORM Training page.
  • Navajo Nation Workshops. For the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, SC&A helped develop, plan, and deliver day-long workshops for employees of the Navajo tribal water systems on radiation and radiation protection at water plants in the Navajo Nation.
  • First Responder Preparedness. To meet immediate training needs while federal agencies developed long-term solutions, SC&A developed and provided a free, 2-hour nuclear incident awareness course for first responders that was offered through the Society of American Military Engineers, the New Jersey Emergency Planning Association, police chiefs in New York State, and others.
  • Learner & Content Assessment for Training Development. SC&A worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct focus groups with doctors, nurses, and other medical support staff to identify their concerns, questions, fears, and misperceptions about radiation and the aftermath of a radiological terrorism incident. We helped CDC translate these findings into practical improvements for the training and preparation of clinicians for a radiological emergency. We also provided specialized SMEs to CDC to develop new training materials, including a satellite broadcast, on radiological and nuclear terrorism for the public health workforce.

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