Penn State Worthington Scranton offers a number of certificate programs for your professional development and personal enrichment.
Nursing Informatics Certificate
Earn 9 credits in 6 months
Nurses, this 9 credit course series is designed to provide you with informatics knowledge and to prepare you to support, promote, and assist in the implementation and efficient, ethical and safe use of informatics tools in the information and technology rich healthcare environments. Courses emphasize the use of informatics tools such as electronic health records, clinical decision support tools, database management and data mining, patient safety technologies such as Bar Code Medication Administration, RFID technologies and smart pumps, Through this dynamic curriculum, you can learn new skills, including system evaluations, quality improvement, and patient safety to support organizational knowledge management and to promote public health. This accelerated program is scheduled to begin in February 2013. Contact us for the complete schedule, tuition and to register.
Introduction to Nursing Informatics (NURS 357) 3 credits An introduction to nursing informatics focusing on technology applications to the nursing profession.
Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Informatics (NURS 458) 3 credits A case based collaboratory designed for the exploration and analysis of the ethical dilemmas facing healthcare informatics practitioners.
Advanced Concepts in Clinical Nursing Informatics (NURS 460) 3 credits Prepares nurses to support, promote, and assist in the implementation and efficient and safe use of informatics tools in the fast-paced, technology rich clinical healthcare environment.
Business Concepts Certificate
The Business Concepts Certificate Program (10 credits) gives students a broad overview of business operations and concepts. These credits may apply to the AA or BA in Business at Penn State Worthington Scranton. These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply.
Basic Management Concepts (MGMT 301) 3 credits This course exposes students to the fundamental principles and basic concepts of management.
Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (ECON 004) 3 credits
Introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy.
Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (BA 243) 4 credits
Explores the ethical, political, social, legal, regulatory, technical and demographic diversity environment of business.
Supply Chain & Materials Management Credit Certificate (9 credits)
Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education Department offers several different Supply Chain Management Certificates. These certificate programs begin with a class on basics of supply chain management. The following courses relate to operations of supply chain related industries.
Basics of Supply Chain (SCM 301) 3 credits
This introductory course will provide an overview of key logistics and supply chain management processes, concepts and methodologies.
Manufacturing and Services Strategies (SCM 405) 3 credits
This course examines manufacturing and services strategies, with special emphasis given to quality management concepts, methods and issues.
Purchasing and Materials Management (SCM 460) 3 credits
Purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.
Supply Chain Administration Certificate (19 credits)
This 19 credit certificate allows students to see the broad overview of how supply chain and materials management fits into overall business operations.
This certificate is a combination of the "Supply Chain and Materials Management" certificate and the "Business Concepts" certificate. These credits may be applied toward an
Professional Sales Certificate (6 credits)
This 6 credit certificate program is perfect for those individuals interested in pursuing an occupation in sales or an existing sales representative that would like to receive a formal education to further their career. The participant will study the role of selling in the total marketing process including the concept of customer service.
Advertising and Society (COMM 120) 3 credits
History and structure of advertising in American society; the role of advertising in the economic and communications systems; regulation. May not be used to fulfill requirements of any major in the School of Communications.
Introduction to Selling Techniques (MKTG 220) 3 credits
Principles underlying the sales process and practical application of these principles to selling situations. Studies the role of selling in total marketing process.
Financial Accounting Certificate (6 credits)
This 6 credit certificate program is perfect for those individuals with exposure and experience in bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable and other accounting practices with no formal academic education. The program enhances the participant's knowledge in the accounting areas noted below and makes them a more well rounded and informed employee.
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
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