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Our Continuing Education department is committed to helping individuals succeed in their career 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. <<Register Here>>

We offer programs in the following career fields:

Leadership Workshops

Human Resources and SHRM courses 


Workforce Languages Courses

Supply Chain Management and APICS

Project Management

Real Estate

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, GD&T


Leadership Workshops

Supervision Leadership Series

These half-day workshops can benefit you, your employees and your business. They are especially helpful for supervisors, managers, human resource professionals and work teams. The fee for each of these workshops is $99, which includes all materials.  These workshops can be brought to you onsite at your company or held here at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Supervisory Leadership:  Learn about supervisory leadership profiles, the transition to supervision, and the changing nature of supervision. We will discuss the need of the proper skills, values, ethics, and communication to be a successful supervisor. Friday, October 2        8:30am- Noon

Resolving Interpersonal Conflict:  You will learn to recognize the stages of conflict resolution and what causes interpersonal conflict. You will also analyze different approaches to resolving conflict, learning when each style is appropriate. Friday, October 9             8:30- Noon

Solving Problems:  You will learn useful tools for defining problems, analyzing data, and generating alternative actions are explained and applied. Learn how setting goals, using conceptual thinking skills, planning and proper evaluation can assist in problem solving.  Friday, October 16                8:30-Noon

Managing Time and Priorities:  In this workshop, you will learn how to set goals, determine your priorities, overcome interruptions and distractions, and avoid procrastination. We will also discuss delegation and how to efficiently run a meeting.  Friday, October 23                8:30-Noon

Professional Sales Jumpstart

This workshop is perfect for those individuals interested in pursuing an occupation in sales or an existing sales representative that would like to receive formal education.  Learn the role of selling in the marketing process and the customer service, goal setting, and motivation to succeed.

Friday, November 6                8:30am-Noon

Fee: $99

Professional Presentation Techniques

This course combines writing, communications and effective presentations techniques.  It is designed as a practical, relevant training experience to improve overall  presentation skills and encourage participants to develop presentations appropriate for their audience. 

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 14- October 7                             6:00pm-8:00pm

Fee: $99

Human Resources and

SHRM Learning System- Certification Preparation

SHRM has established the new certification standard for the HR Profession.

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.

This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction, including a review prior to the new 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.

Saturdays,  September 26 – November 14     8:30 am – 3:00 pm
(No class October 10 and 31)

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

(The fee includes lunch and study materials).


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Introduction to Revit

In this hands-on computer-aided drafting course, participants will be introduced to Revit, which is used for the creation of commercial and residential structures.  This course will include: drawing and editing tools, setting up levels, columns and column grids, drawing and modifying walls, adding doors and windows, creating floors, creating schedules, and adding detail views.

Students are required to bring a flash drive to class.

Tues., September 15 - December 8, (no class November 24)

6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Fee: $825 per module

Language Courses

Learn Conversational Spanish 

Learn the basics of Spanish in a casual, no pressure environment.  Bring a friend, a cup of coffee, learn a little about Hispanic culture and begin to speak and understand command words and phrases used in casual conversation, travel and the general environment. Learn and have fun!

Wednesdays, October, 4, 14, and 21

6:00pm- 8:30pm

Fee: $59

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 winter and spring of 2015. Upon your completion of the CPIM program,

participants can also earn a non-credit certificate in Production Management from Penn State.

Basics of Supply Chain - Module 1, 30 hours

Tues., September 15 - November 17

6:00pm - 9:00pm

2nd Module - Master Planning of Resources

Master Planning will start in January 2016, Modules 3-5 will be completed in Summer and Fall 2016.

Fee: $700 per module

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

APICS-CSCP Program Certificate

CSCP-Certified Supply Chain Professional:   To earn the APICS-CSCP designation, candidates must meet eligibility requirements and pass the APICS-CSCP exam.  This is an instructor-led, comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program based on the current APICS-CSCP exam content material. This training program combines print materials and interactive Web-based study tools to provide a customized learning experience. 

The learning system is divided into three modules: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Strategy, and Design and Compliance Implementation and Operations.

Fee: $3,600 per module, (includes all course materials and exam).


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 14- November 16                             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 16- November 18                       6:00pm - 9:00pm

FEE:  $189

Project Management

Project Management

This workshop is designed to help you plan and prepare for managing a project.  You will: explore the challenges of managing a project, determine the project scope, consider budget issues, break down work activities, consider legal issues, and assess project risk among other things.  Proper planning greatly increases the likelihood of achieving proper outcomes

Friday, September 25


Fee: $99 


NOW ONLINE- Penn State Worthington Scranton and Tec-Ease, Inc. are partnering to bring to the region an online

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, GD&T Fundamentals Course.

A concurrent engineering team equipped with the proper tools has the ability to shorten time to market, reduce engineering changes and create a robust quality design.  Design decisions should be optimized for quality cost and delivery at the sketch phase when an engineering change costs a few cents rather than hundreds or thousands of dollars.  This seminar presents understandable, user-friendly tools that may be used by your entire team to get it right the first time.  By using these methods, design decisions are based on fact rather than emotion or past practices. 

Fee: $549

Instructor: Donald Day

This is an online course with no date restrictions.  Enroll anytime.  Please call us at 570-963-2600 for registration information.


Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education

Supply Chain- Business Planning Series

This three-day seminar series targets productivity enhancement and competitive advantage for business owners, plant managers, directors, and planners in supply chain and manufacturing environments.

Top Down Strategic Planning: From Corporate Vision to Execution - how to execute your mission using SWOT and focusing on competitive priorities through effective performance measurement.

Sales and Operations Planning: Developing a Process that Works! - participants will learn to manage forecasts, constraints, inventory and other resources to ensure that SUPPLY matches DEMAND!

MRP in a LEAN Environment: The Marriage of MRP and LEAN - participants will learn to optimize MRP parameters for planning and apply LEAN concepts for execution.


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.

 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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