Information session set for new IST certificate in Lancaster

October 25, 2011

Penn State, The Lancaster Center is offering a new credit certificate for spring in Information Sciences and Technology (IST).  An information sessions are set for 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the center located at 1383 Arcadia Road (Farm and Home Center), Lancaster. The event is free and open to the public.

This certificate focuses on technology topics that are critically important to employers in the workplace today. Designed with the adult student in mind, this 13-credit certificate offers an excellent way to begin or resume a college education and is an important credential to add to a resume. Credits earned in the certificate also can be applied toward a degree. Courses in the certificate are offered on Saturdays and begin in January 2012.

This program is delivered in a part-time basis, one course at a time. Individuals with a degree in a field other than information technology may find an IST credential beneficial to their career. This part-time, short-term certificate can be a great option to start in the information technology field or earn formal academic credentials.

A Penn State certificate will be granted upon successful completion of the following four courses: Information, People, and Technology (IST 110), Organization of Data (IST 210), Networking and Telecommunications (IST 220), and New Media and the Web (IST 250).

Information on financial aid eligibility for part-time students enrolled din credit certificate program is available. Tuition reimbursement from employers is accepted with verification of eligibility.

To learn more about this program and other offered at the center, visit , call 717-299-7667, or follow them on Facebook at


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Last Updated October 26, 2011