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Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education programs help working professionals and adult students meet their educational goals. Count on Continuing Education as your resource for information on both Credit and Non-credit programs.


Certificate in Corporate Communicaton  -  Professionals who already hold a bachelor’s degree will broaden their employment horizons in marketing, advertising, public relations, communication, and customer service through Penn State’s Certificate in Corporate Communication.  Learn More About the Certificate In Corporate Communication 

Clinical Medical Assistant Program - The 300-hour Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings.Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks.  Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.   Learn More About The Clinical Medical Assistant Program  

Pharmacy Technician Program - The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2014.  Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population.Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2018 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.   Learn More About The Pharmacy Technician Program  

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 The Practical Nursing Program

Principles of Inventory Management (APICS) - Gain a fundamental understanding of inventory  management principles and techniques, including examination of inventory control roles and responsibilities and their impact on a business. Learn More About Principles of Inventory Management (APICS)

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


Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy  (15 graduate level credits) - The Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. The program will contain twelve core credits plus a 3-credit elective concentration for a 15-credit certificate. Learn More About The Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy Program


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 The SAGE Program




Penn State Lehigh Valley
Continuing Education

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