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 On Campus Programs - Fall 2014

Human Resources

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SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation

This course consists of 36 hours of class instruction, including a review prior to the PHR or SPHR 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.

Sat., September 27 - November 15, (no class on October 11th and November 1st)

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

(The fee includes lunch, and study materials. There is an additional discount available for NEPA SHRM chapter members).



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 course, 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.

Module 1: Mondays, September 15-November 3, 2014  6pm-9pm

Module 2: Mondays, January 12-March 2, 2015  6pm-9pm

Fee: $545 per module

Language Courses

Spanish for Law Enforcement

This course is designed  specifically for law enforcement officers to help communicate with Spanish-speaking individuals in a variety of situations.  Learn terms, phrases, questions, and commands that can be used in basic conversations while on duty and emergency interactions.

Saturdays, October 18, 25 and November 8, (no class on November 1)

9am-1:30pm, (includes 1/2 hr. lunch break)

Fee: $150

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 spring and fall of 2013-14. Upon your completion of the CPIM program,

participants can also earn a noncredit certificate in Production Management from Penn State.

Strategic Management of Resources-Module 5, 27 hours

Saturdays, September 6-November 15, 2014

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Fee: $700 per module

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


Selling Dynamics

Want to be a better sales person? Are you new to sales? This motivating three week course explores setting the right mindset and attitude to be effective in prospecting, setting up an appointment, doing presentations, overcoming stalls and objections, and making the close. Other areas include: sales research, referrals, follow-ups and re-sales.

Saturdays, March 29, April 5 and 12, 2014

9:00 am - Noon

Fee: $199 (this fee includes instruction, book and sales assessment tool).

Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education 

Resolving Workplace Conflict- Online Course

This six-week online course will focus on creating and maintaining a healthy workplace environment for both managers and employees. Develop an understanding of the sources of conflict and the communication skills necessary to resolve the different types of interpersonal conflicts that surface in organizations. Learn how to build trust in the workplace and successfully work together. 

You will learn:

  • why conflict resolution skills are necessary
  • the stages of the conflict resolutions process
  • the causes of interpersonal conflict
  • conflict resolution styles
  • positive communication
  • how to maintain emotional control
  • the importance of follow-up

Students will learn the importance of non-verbal and diverse cultural styles of communication.

Students will need Adobe Connect web conferencing software and a high speed internet connection. Also, a headset that allows you to hear and speak, (webcam is recommended but not required).

Financial Accounting Certificate - Online Course

Introductory Financial Accounting I (ACCTG 151) 3 credits

Basic concepts, principles and practices for the recording, summarizing and interpreting of accounting data. 

Introductory Financial Accounting II (ACCTG 152) 3 credits

Accounting for partnerships, corporations, cash flows, certain liabilities and assets and the analysis of financial data.

Prerequisite: ACCTG 151

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply. 

Supply Chain Management Certificate- Online Course

Basics of Supply Chain Management- SCM 301

Emphasis on the framework for supply chain management; the analysis of logistics costs; and service trade-offs among inventory, transportation and warehousing activities; the strategic role of information technology in supply chains; the use of third-party logistics providers; and the methods of measuring the value of logistics performance.

Transport Systems-SCM 320

Examines components of transportation systems (technological features, operational processes, and cost conditions), the buyer-seller channels for acquiring transportation services, and the strategic and tactical alternatives for transport procurement.

Purchasing and Materials-SCM 460

Covers purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.

Warehouse and Terminal Management-SCM 416

Administration of warehouse and terminal functions in logistics systems, with analysis of customer service, forecasting, inventory, investment, design, and operation.

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply -- Prerequisites required.


Other future course offerings:


SHRM Essentials of HR Management

This introductory course offers a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. If you are just starting in the profession or looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills, this program is for you! 

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.

Personal Care Home Administrator Training has started for  2014

CLICK HERE to learn more about the program for 2015.


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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