Fall professional development classes announced

July 29, 2009

Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced a variety of professional development courses available during the fall semester. Courses will be held at the Saucon Building in Center Valley and the Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem.

Functional Manager Certificate -- begins Sept. 14
A performance management program for experienced managers.

Green Advantage Environmental Certification (commercial) -- begins Sept. 24
Green Advantage® is an environmental certification for building-related practitioners - primarily contractors, subcontractors, and trades people.

Lean and Six Sigma Certificate Program -- begins Sept. 9
Learn the fundamentals for continuous improvement in any service or manufacturing environment.

LEED AP+ Building Design and Construction Exam Prep Course – Sept. 25
This specialty provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings.

LEED Green Association Exam prep course -- Sept. 18
This course is for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice.

Nurse Management Certificate Program -- begins Sept. 28
Earn a nurse management certificate; then let it work for you toward a bachelor’s degree.

OSHA 10-hour general industry course -- begins Sept. 23
This OSHA outreach course focuses on the practical aspects of safety and the practical application of OSHA standards.

Project Management Certificate Series -- begins Sept. 9
This program is designed for individuals from both nontechnical and technical fields who are new to project management, managers who must deal with multiple projects and for those who are looking for formal project management training.

Supervision Essentials Certificate Program -- begins Sept. 11
This program is a leadership competency series for new and upcoming frontline supervisors.

Production Management Certificate Program -- begins Sept. 21
These courses, when combined with professional experience and personal study, can lead to success in the Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) exam series offered through the Association of Operations Management (APICS).

Society for Human Resource Management - SHRM Learning System -- begins Sept. 11 and Sept. 14
This course provides students with an up-to-date overview of key human resource management concepts and trends and includes preparation for PHR/SPHR certification.

American Payroll Association PayTrain Fundamentals -- begins Oct. 3
This course will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties. It includes preparation for FPC Certification.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) Certification Review -- begins Sept. 21
FE Review is an intensive 78-hour review course to prepare candidates for the Pennsylvania Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Topics covered include engineering mathematics, statics, thermodynamics, chemistry, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and engineering economics.

For detailed descriptions of these courses, as well as registration information, please visit http://www.lv.psu.edu/CE and click on Professional Development, or call (610) 285-5034.

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Last Updated July 29, 2009