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Professional Development

Professional Development

Are you a professional looking to develop your business skills?

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.

Penn State Schuylkill has a wide range of offerings including non-credit courses, professional certifications, Penn State certificates, and graduate-level courses for professionals.

We also offer professional development opportunities for educators including Act-48 credits and courses for school nurses.

​The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has approved Penn State Schuylkill to offer courses for licensed professional Real Estate Agents that fulfill CEU requirements.

Below is a list of programs that are regularly offered. Please note that we are continually updating our offerings so check back frequently or contact the Community Outreach and Business Development office.


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.

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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.

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The Fundamentals of Grantsmanship

Learn meaningful, applicable, and practical activities culminating in the development of a grant application based on a common framework.

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Spanish Language Skills

This is a course for those who interact with Spanish-speaking employees in the workplace, and who are seeking basic conversational Spanish skills for use in their day-to-day communications.

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Business Ethics: A 21st Century Imperative

This class is designed to acquaint new and experienced attorneys and CPAs with the legal realities of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations.

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Private Pilot Test Prep

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to acquire to be prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Written Exam. This course may be completed in conjunction with, or completely independent, of flight training lessons.

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Real Estate Continuing Education

Penn State Schuylkill is approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission to offer courses for CEU requirements for licensed professional Real Estate Agents. If your company is looking to offer courses for CEU's for your agents and staff, there are two courses already approved and there is also the option to create custom courses and submit them to the PA Real Estate Commission for approval. We can even offer them on-site at your place of business.

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