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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Penn State Worthington Scranton offers a number of certificate programs for your professional development and personal enrichment.

Career Credit Certificate Programs

Leadership for Engineers Certificate Program

Introduction to Psychology

Financial Accounting  

Supply Chain Management

Leadership for Engineers Certificate Program

The Engineering Leadership Certificate Program provides engineering professionals with the opportunity to learn the critical leadership skills needed in today's global economy to:

  • Lead multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
  • Utilize innovation and creativity as leadership tools
  • Improve products and processes
  • Manage projects on time and within budget
  • Focus on customers and markets

This certificate will be delivered by live interactive video from Penn State Wilkes-Barre to Penn State Worthington Scranton. Delivery will be in the format of one evening class per week for three semesters, with some portions possibly delivered online.

Courses include: ENGR 405 Project Management for Professionals, (3 credits); ENGR 408 Leadership Principles, (2 credits, potential to 3 in 2016); and ENGR 409 Leadership in Organizations, (3 credits).

ENGR 405- Project Management for Professionals

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Intro to Psychology (9 credits )

This certificate program will provide students with a general education in psychology as well as more specific areas of developmental, and applied and clinical psychology.

The Introduction to Psychology certificate program is perfect for someone interested in a solid overview of psychology or considering a degree in this field. Courses include: Intro to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.
This nine-credit certificate requires no prior college education.

Introductory Psychology, PSYCH 100

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Please call for registration information- 570-963-2600.

Financial Accounting Certificate (6 credits) - Online

This six-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.   

Fundamentals of Accounting I (ACCTG 151) 3 credits

Basic concepts, principles and practices for the recording, summarizing and interpreting of accounting data.

Fundamentals of  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

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply. 

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Supply Chain Management Certificate

This 12-credit certificate program concentrates on the acquisition and movement of materials through the supply chain.

Basics of Supply Chain Management- SCM 301

Emphasis on the framework for supply chain management; the analysis of logistics costs; and service trade-offs among inventory, transportation and warehousing activities; the strategic role of information technology in supply chains; the use of third-party logistics providers; and the methods of measuring the value of logistics performance.

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Transport Systems- SCM 320

Examines components of transportation systems (technological features, operational processes, and cost conditions), the buyer-seller channels for acquiring transportation services, and the strategic and tactical alternatives for transport procurement.

Warehouse and Terminal Management-SCM 416

Administration of warehouse and terminal functions in logistics systems, with analysis of customer service, forecasting, inventory, investment, design and operation.

Purchasing and Materials-SCM 460

Covers purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.

Some prerequisites apply. Please call the Center to register for these classes:  570-963-2600.

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply.  

Certificate in Nursing Management (12 credits)

If you are a nurse who aspires to a supervisory role, this 12-credit online certificate program can help you demonstrate your initiative, learn management skills and enhance credentials on your resume. This program can provide you with an understanding of the basics of health care organizations and administration; show you how to analyze and manage health care data; and help you apply the latest techniques of personnel management while study at your convenience.

The four courses included in the Certificate Program are:

NURS 430 - Organization and Administration for the Nurse Manager - 3 credits
NURS 431 - Data Management for Nurse Managers - 3 credits
NURS 432 - Nursing management of Human Resources - 3 credits
NURS 433 - Seminar for Nurse Managers - 3 credits

Who Should apply:  If you have a valid RN license and wish to enhance your professional credentials or take courses that will provide an introduction to the RN to BSN in PSWS' nursing degree program.

There is no application fee for nurses applying for the certificate through Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Center for Business Development and Community Outreach. This applies to non-degree undergraduate students only and is only applicable for those seeking the certificate.

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply.

Individual Courses Online

Organizational Communication- CAS 352

Learn to understand and evaluate various theoretical frameworks for making sense of organizational communication. Recognize and analyze the ways in which organizational roles and relationships affect communication behaviors and processes.

Intro to Human Development and Family Studies - HD FS 129

Students will be introduced to the biological, emotional, cognitive, psychosocial, as well as the social, cultural, and historical factors that influence growth and development across infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and advanced adulthood.

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply. 

Penn State Worthington Scranton's 

Business Development and Community Outreach Center's
Credit Certificates and Customized Non-Credit options are available for on-site delivery at your company