Both businesses and individuals can benefit from the variety of educational offerings available beginning in October from the Office of Outreach & Continuing Education at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Take a full series or an individual class—either on-campus or in the workplace—taught by faculty with extensive business and research experience. The course fees begin at $45, although most cost less than $135.
Among the several dozen offerings each semester, the classes for nursing, a real estate certificate, and computers are some of the most popular. Students can learn about the Marcellus Shale or they can obtain a mining certification. The Continuing Education department also offers a number of health-related classes that can lead to certifications in cardiac life support—from basic to advanced—as well as EMT and paramedic certifications.
Some of the fall 2016 offerings include introductions to Facebook and Twitter, Instagram, and the iPad. There are also personal enrichment courses, such as Conversational Spanish. Students can even learn how to use a smartphone or a camera.
“These classes are being offered to area residents to help them grow in their professions, to help them identify new career opportunities, to investigate areas of interest, or to simply meet and make new friends who have similar education interests,” according to Joe Segilia, director of Outreach and Continuing Education.
Segilia said an additional service his department offers is custom-designing employee training programs, certificates, and/or degrees and then presenting these at the workplace. He added that the RN to B.S. program is one of the most popular credit programs offered by Continuing Education. This is offered on-site or at local hospitals
For a complete list of courses available this semester or for more information, visit fayette.psu.edu/outreach-and-continuing-education or call 724-430-4211.