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Career Credit Certificate Programs for  Summer 2015

Introduction to Psychology

Financial Accounting  

Supply Chain Management


Individual Courses Online for Summer 2015


Organizational Communication- CAS 352

Intro. to Human Development and Family Studies- HD FS 129


Intro to Psychology (9 credits)- Now Online

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 that is interested in a solid overview of Psychology or is 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.

Intro to Psychology, PSYCH 100:  January 12 -  May 8, 2015

(this course is available for high school dual enrollment). 


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.   

Introductory Financial Accounting I (ACCTG 151) 3 credits

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

January 20 - March 2, 2015 

Introductory Financial Accounting II (ACCTG 152) 3 credits

Accounting for partnerships, corporations, cash flows, certain liabilities and assets and the analysis of financial data.

March 16 - April 27, 2015

Prerequisite: ACCTG 151

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

Supply Chain Management Certificate- Online

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.

SCM 301 is Online starting January 12 - March 6, 2015                                                  

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.

SCM 320 is Online starting March 16 - April 30, 2015

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.

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.

SCM 460 and 416 are coming May - August 2015

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.

CAS 352 is Online starting January 12 - May 8, 2015

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.

HD FS 129 in Online starting January 12 - May 8, 2015

(This course is available for high school dual enrollment).

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


Other Certificates offered by
Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education

Credit Certificates and Customized Non-Credit options are available for on-site delivery at your company

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 you wish to enhance your professional credentials or take courses that will provide an introduction to the RN to BS in nursing degree program, Penn State Worthington Scranton’s online Certificate in Nursing Management was designed for you.

There is No Application Fee for nurses applying for the certificate through Penn State Worthington Scranton’s CE Dept. This applies to Non-Degree Undergraduate students only and is just applicable for those seeking the certificate.

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




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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