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Our Continuing Education department is committed to helping individuals succeed in their career field and assisting others to enter into other occupations. Please check out our current offerings by viewing our current program brochure or scroll down for more information. <<Register Here>>

We offer programs in the following career fields:

Leadership Workshops

Human Resources and SHRM courses 


Workforce Languages Courses

Supply Chain Management and APICS

Project Management

Real Estate



Train the Trainer 2-Day Workshop

The Train-The-Trainer Workshop provides participants with a successful and workable methodology that can be applied to any subject in which you may have to train people.  It is intended to enhance your professionalism and effectiveness as a trainer. 

Workshop participants will learn to: write instructional objectives; formulate lesson plans to support those objectives; and present five- and 10-minute practice sessions using the tools and skills learned in this workshop.

Dates:  check back for 2016 dates

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $689 (includes lunch and all materials)  Please call for special discounts for members of APICS.org. and other details.

Leadership Workshops

Supervision Leadership Series

These half-day workshops can benefit you, your employees and your business. They are especially helpful for supervisors, managers, human resource professionals and work teams. The fee for each of these workshops is $99, which includes all materials.  These workshops can be brought to you onsite at your company or held here at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Supervisory Leadership:  Learn about supervisory leadership profiles, the transition to supervision, and the changing nature of supervision. We will discuss the need of the proper skills, values, ethics, and communication to be a successful supervisor.

Resolving Interpersonal Conflict:  You will learn to recognize the stages of conflict resolution and what causes interpersonal conflict. You will also analyze different approaches to resolving conflict, learning when each style is appropriate.

Solving Problems:  You will learn useful tools for defining problems, analyzing data, and generating alternative actions are explained and applied. Learn how setting goals, using conceptual thinking skills, planning and proper evaluation can assist in problem solving.

Managing Time and Priorities:  In this workshop, you will learn how to set goals, determine your priorities, overcome interruptions and distractions, and avoid procrastination. We will also discuss delegation and how to efficiently run a meeting.

Human Resources

SHRM Learning System- Certification Preparation

SHRM has established the new certification standard for the HR Profession.

Earning your SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field.

This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction, including a review prior to the new certification exam. In addition to the classroom experience, you will receive SHRM Learning System materials and access to online learning, legislative updates and practice tests.

Saturdays,  September 26 – November 14     8:30 am – 3:00 pm
(No class October 10 and 31)

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee:  $1,450 for SHRM members, $1,550 for non-members (There is an additional discount available for NEPA SHRM chapter members.)

(The fee includes lunch and study materials).


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AutoCAD Fundamentals Certificate

The College of Engineering AutoCAD Fundamental Certificate Program consists of two 24-hour AutoCAD courses with hands-on training that can provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for proficiency in using AutoCAD. The requirements for the certificate include the successful completion of both courses, including a final project given during the last session of each course. The courses were designed for persons desiring formal training in computer aided design, architects, craftspeople, engineers and technicians. Participants enrolling in AutoCAD courses should have a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and keyboarding skills.


Fee: $545 per module

Language Courses

Learn Conversational Spanish over Coffee

Learn the basics of Spanish in a casual, no pressure environment.  Bring a friend, have coffee, learn a little about Hispanic culture and begin to speak and understand command words and phrases used in casual conversation, travel and the general environment. Learn and have fun!

Fee: $59

Supply Chain Management


The Association for Operations Management, Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter

APICS-CPIM Program Certificate

The Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

program will be offered through the winter and spring of 2015. Upon your completion of the CPIM program,

participants can also earn a non-credit certificate in Production Management from Penn State.

Basics of Supply Chain - Module 1, 30 hours

2nd Module - Master Planning of Resources

Fee: $700 per module

(The fee includes APICS workbook. Test vouchers and other materials are not included.)

APICS-CSCP Program Certificate

CSCP-Certified Supply Chain Professional:   To earn the APICS-CSCP designation, candidates must meet eligibility requirements and pass the APICS-CSCP exam.  This is an instructor-led, comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program based on the current APICS-CSCP exam content material. This training program combines print materials and interactive Web-based study tools to provide a customized learning experience. 

The learning system is divided into three modules: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Strategy, and Design and Compliance Implementation and Operations.

Fee: $3,600 per module, (includes all course materials and exam).


Real Estate

Pennsylvania's Real Estate Pre-licensing Education Courses

Real Estate Fundamentals (3.0 CEU's)

This course will introduce you to the language, principles, and laws that govern the language of real estate in Pennsylvania. This course and the Real Estate Practice course have been approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and can be applied toward the educational requirements for the salesperson's license exam.

FEE: $189

Real Estate Practice (3.0 CEU's)

This course is an introduction to all facets of the real estate business, including a survey of areas of specialization, with emphasis on the role of a real estate agent in residential brokerage. The course includes an examination of a real estate transaction, designed to provide you with a working knowledge of the forms and documents used along with related mathematics.

FEE:  $189


Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education

Project Management

Project Management Certificate

Organizations are struggling daily to deliver complex projects on time and under budget.  Learn project-based methods to accomplish tasks through Project Management. Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI) registered provider.

As part of the curriculum in our certificate program, students will work on a project that is carried through all four required courses.

Course 1:  Project Initiation and Planning: PJMGT 5000 - this course introduces the student to the project management process, the role of the Project Manger, project communications and project leadership. 

Course 2:  Project Scheduling and Integration: PJMGT 5001 - this course continues to build on the lessons learned in the first course.  Content covers: work breakdown structures, project scheduling, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods and project integration.

Course 3: This course continues along the project cycle and introduces selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating and control mechanisms.

Course 4:  Project Risk and Change Management: PJMGT 5003 - this last course in the series introduces the students to risk and change management, team responsibilities, conflicts, quality, ethics and closeouts.

 This class is delivered via Penn State's Video network.

Supply Chain- Business Planning Series

This three-day seminar series targets productivity enhancement and competitive advantage for business owners, plant managers, directors, and planners in supply chain and manufacturing environments.

Top Down Strategic Planning: From Corporate Vision to Execution - how to execute your mission using SWOT and focusing on competitive priorities through effective performance measurement.

Sales and Operations Planning: Developing a Process that Works! - participants will learn to manage forecasts, constraints, inventory and other resources to ensure that SUPPLY matches DEMAND!

MRP in a LEAN Environment: The Marriage of MRP and LEAN - participants will learn to optimize MRP parameters for planning and apply LEAN concepts for execution.


Sign Language- ASL Beginner

Students will be taught the basic signs used in the deaf community. The instructor will not only teach words and phrases, but how to communicate through facial expressions and discuss relevant deaf culture issues. 

Spanish in the Workplace

This course covers basic Spanish words and phrases to enable co-workers to communicate more effectively in the workplace.

Spanish for Supervisors

This course, specifically for supervising professionals, can provide the tools they need to communicate more effectively in Spanish. Cultural aspects and practical phrases will be emphasized.

Cultural Awareness

This course is designed to teach participants to be aware of basic cultural differences and their effect on communication and expectations in the workplace and society.

 Call 570-963-2600 or email wspsuce@psu.edu for additional information and registration.


Office Location

Gallagher Conference Center
(570) 963-2600


John C. Drake
Director of Continuing Education

Sue Fitch
Area Representative
Workforce Development

Margie Williams
Staff Assistant

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