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Our professional development programs provide working adults with an opportunity to advance their careers, seek new careers, prepare for licensure and re-licensure, improve professional skills or increase their knowledge. If you are facing new challenges, we can help you get ahead and stay ahead with educational activities that are designed to bring you greater personal or professional satisfaction and growth.
The list below outlines courses and certification programs regularly offered by Penn State Schuylkill's Cooperative and Continuing Education office. Please note that not all professional development courses and certifications are currently scheduled, but may be in the future.
APICS/ASCM Certification Prep Programs
ASCM®, the Association for Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS®), is the global leader and premier source of leading-edge knowledge in operations and supply chain management. Penn State Schuylkill offers these supply chain management professionals opportunities to prepare for ASCM® certifications including Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM®), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP®), and Certified Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD®).
Change Management Certification Program
We proudly offer this certification program in partnership with Prosci. This program is an interactive, three-day learning experience where participants gain the knowledge, skills and tools to drive successful change initiatives. During the program, participants apply Prosci’s holistic change management methodology to a current project. By the end of the program, participants have the foundation of a Change Management Plan to address and enhance a specific project. This program is available in both in-person and virtual instructor-led formats.
Digital Marketing Professional Certificate Program
Become dually certified through the American Marketing Association and the Digital Marketing Institute with two credentials: PCM® Digital Marketing and Certified Digital Marketing Professional. Through a hands-on learning experiences that includes dynamic video presentations and practical learning activities, participants will be able to demonstrate a strong foundation in digital marketing. This program is available to begin the first of each month, and is a 30-hour, self-paced, online learning course with 10 modules providing in-depth coverage of all key disciplines required for best practice digital marketing.
Human Resources Management (SHRM)
If you are an HR professional, 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. Penn State Schuylkill proudly offers this certification program along with SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, addressing six key human resources subjects ideal for those just beginning the profession.
Integrated Digital Marketing Certificate Program
Penn State at the Navy Yard now delivers this certificate program to Penn State Schuylkill! This program is ideal for marketing professionals who wish to make data-driven decisions to increase their ROI, better engage with customers, drive sales, and boost buy-in from an executive team.
Nurse Management Certificate Program
If you are looking for something that will set you apart from the other registered nurses on the career ladder, the Penn State Nurse Management Certificate will give you the tools you need to be successful in mid-level managerial nursing positions.
Project Management Certificate Program
Project management is important for managers to ensure plans, expectations, deliverables, and deadlines are met across a variety of areas, and Penn State at the Navy Yard now delivers this certificate program to Penn State Schuylkill to help project managers advance their careers.
The Art of Negotiation
Learn how to become a better negotiator! Whether you want to successfully negotiate at work, advance your career, or simply get the best deal at the bargaining table, Penn State Schuylkill's Art of Negotiation class will equip you with the tools you need to be a successful negotiator.
Excel Basics, Intermediate, and Advanced
Microsoft Excel is an incredibly powerful tool used in businesses across the globe. Learn how you can master the amazing power of this popular software, including how to format data, using formulas, managing workbooks, and creating pivot tables and charting.
Intermediate Grant Writing
Expertise matters, and grant writing skills are more important than ever! Whether you're someone who is ready to move beyond their fundamental understanding of grant writing, or someone who is seeking a basic skills refresher, this intermediate-level course will provide you with instruction specifically designed to enhance grant writing skills. This course is a follow-up to the Grant Writing Fundamentals course.
Practical Spanish for the Workplace
This is a course for individuals who interact with Spanish-speaking employees in the workplace and are seeking basic conversational Spanish skills for use in their day-to-day communications.
RN to B.S.N. Program for Registered Nurses
The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing RN to B.S.N. program is delivered entirely at Penn State Schuylkill. Following completion of an associate degree or diploma program, such as the RN diploma program at The Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health, graduates are eligible to take the Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). After you have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN examination (or if you are already a registered nurse), you are an ideal candidate for this program.
Supervision Essentials Series
This two-part course is intended for individuals who manage employees, and helps employers and supervisors better manage individuals and teams to boost overall performance.