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Certificate Offerings:

Practical Nursing Program - provides a high quality non-credit certificate program, delivered through a part-time, 18-month evening and weekend curriculum, to prepare individuals with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes essential for practical nursing practice.  Learn More About Our Practical Nursing Program

Project Management Certificate Program - Project Management today is a critical, in-demand skill set. Being a successful project manager requires a combination of process skills and human interaction skills. This certificate will provide you with a strong foundation in both the knowledge and interpersonal aspects of being an effective project manager.  Learn More About the Project Management Certificate Program

SHRM Learning System® - Penn State Lehigh Valley is proud to partner with the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) to deliver the new, competency based SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).  Learn More About the SHRM Learning System® for Certification Preparation



Advanced Metals and Jewelry - This class is designed for students who are familiar with the basics of metalsmithing and jewelry making, such as fabricating, casting, finishing and simple stone setting. Students will develop individual ideas and explore new concepts. Technical demonstrations will be offered at the students’ request.  Learn More About Advanced Metals and Jewelry

Beginning Jewelry and Metalwork - Explore the technical challenges and creative discovery of designing and creating your own jewelry. In this class, designed just for beginners, students will learn to fabricate (saw, sand, solder), cast texture, polish and set stones in unique and personal designs. No prior metalsmithing or art knowledge is required.  Learn More About Beginning Jewelry and Metalwork

Ceramics for Beginners - In this class students will have the opportunity to explore the technical challenges and creative discovery involved in working with clay. Designed just for beginners, this class will explore various hand building techniques (such as coil building and slab building), throwing on the potter’s wheel and experimenting with glazes. No prior ceramics or art knowledge is required. Students will be required to purchase their own pottery tools. Learn More About Ceramics for Beginners

Concepts Through Illustration - This studio course will explore the many venues where illustration is applied. Using drawing and design, participants will go from concepts to sketches to final art. Participants will translate the written word into narrative, metaphorical and symbolic imagery. Learn More About Concepts Through Illustration

Drawing and Design Fundamentals - This class will cover basic drawing techniques which may include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silver-point). A variety of drawing surfaces and design concepts will be explored. Learn More About Drawing and Design Fundamentals

Exploring Printmaking - Exploring printmaking will cover some of the simplest processes to create prints with an element of originality using simple contemporary techniques. Students will produce multiples of the same work, which is called a “print”. Learn More About Exploring Printmaking

The Art of the Children's Book - This studio course introduces the creative and practical aspects of children’s book illustration, including drawing, visual storytelling, sketching, storyboarding, and the dummy book. Participants will develop and produce a 32-page dummy book and select images to create final sample art. The course will also provide insights into the world of picture book publishing including the process of editing, collaboration, promotion, and marketing of the book. Learn More About The Art of the Children's Book


Conferences, Lecture Series, and Institutes:

Best Practices Conference - is a dynamic forum for area educators to learn about research and strategies for implementing writing-to-learn strategies in their classrooms. Each year, conference participants engage in interactive workshops showcasing classroom inquiry projects conducted by our Invitational Summer Institute participants. Upon completion of our 4-week summer writing institute, participants propose and conduct action research projects in their various classrooms, write inquiry narratives, and present their findings at each year's conference. Learn More About The Best Practices Conference

Diverse Literacies Conference - focuses on significant, current educational issues such as the diverse literacies students bring into our classrooms, the diverse literacy competencies necessitated by and developed through modern living, and the need to effectively reach all our students, the conference is attended by interested educators of various grade levels and student populations.   Learn More About The Diverse Literacies Conference

The Lehigh Valley Writing Project - is a member site of the National Writing Project. The NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving educators across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.  Learn More About The Lehigh Valley Writing Project

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment Program (SAGE) - offers an opportunity to enrich one’s life through learning in a relaxed and accepting environment. We cover a wide range of subjects in our college level lectures.  Learn More About Our SAGE Program

Six @ Six Lecture Series- Our newest community education offering will highlight the research and talent of Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty. Six @ Six will feature six one-hour lectures in order to provide an “in-depth” series on a specific topic. Learn More About the Six @ Six Lecture Series




Penn State Lehigh Valley
Continuing Education and

2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034-8447

Phone: 610-285-5000
Fax: 610-285-5256


The Penn State Center @ Overlook Park

445 Hanover Avenue
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: 610-841-5330
Fax: 610-841-3310