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


Career Credit Certificate Programs for Spring 2015

Introduction to Psychology

Financial Accounting  

Supply Chain Management


Individual Courses Online for Spring 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

Business Concepts Certificate

The Business Concepts Certificate Program (10 credits) gives students a broad overview of business operations and concepts. These credits may apply to the AA or BA in Business at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Basic Management Concepts (MGMT 301) 3 credits

This course exposes students to the fundamental principles and basic concepts of management.  

Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (ECON 004) 3 credits

Introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy. 

Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (BA 243) 4 credits

Explores the ethical, political, social, legal, regulatory, technical and demographic diversity environment of business.

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

Supply Chain & Materials Management Credit Certificate (9 credits) for Tobyhanna Army Depot

Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education Department offers several different Supply Chain Management certificates. These certificate programs begin with a class on basics of supply chain management. The following courses relate to operations of supply chain related industries.

Basics of Supply Chain (SCM 301) 3 credits

This introductory course will provide an overview of key logistics and supply chain management processes, concepts and methodologies.

Manufacturing and Services Strategies (SCM 405) 3 credits

This course examines manufacturing and services strategies, with special emphasis given to quality management concepts, methods and issues.

Purchasing and Materials Management (SCM 460) 3 credits

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

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

Supply Chain Administration Certificate (19 credits) for Tobyhanna Army Depot

This 19-credit certificate allows students to see the broad overview of how supply chain and materials management fits into overall business operations.  

This certificate is a combination of the "Supply Chain and Materials Management" certificate and the "Business Concepts" certificate.

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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