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Our Continuing Education department is committed to helping individuals succeed in their 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. 

       Penn State Worthington Scranton offers programs in the following career fields:

Human Resources and SHRM courses 


Workforce Languages Courses

Supply Chain Management and APICS

Project Management

Real Estate

    Leadership Workshops         


 On Campus Programs - Fall 2014

Human Resources

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).


Logo for partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management


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.)

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. 

Fridays, September 5, 12, and 19     8:00am-4:00pm

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.

Fridays, October 3, 10, and 17     8:00am-4:00pm

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

Fridays, November 7, 14, and 21     8:00am-4:00pm

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.

Fridays, December 5, 12, and 19     8:00am-4:00pm

Certificate Fee- $2,600 (includes the PMBOK and other materials)

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


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.

Mondays, September 8 - November 10        6:00pm- 9:00pm

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.

Wednesdays, September 10- November 12     6:00pm-9:00pm

FEE: $189


Leadership Workshops


Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education

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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