Penn State Schuylkill announces fall community engagement programming

August 24, 2021

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Penn State Schuylkill has released its community engagement programming schedule for the fall semester. Offerings include pre-college programs, professional development and certification courses, as well as services for companies.

Pre-college programs

SAT prep course

Penn State Schuylkill’s SAT prep course has helped participants increase their SAT scores by as many as 140 points. This course is ideal for high school students who are looking to excel at their SAT to gain acceptance to their dream school and qualify for scholarships. Participants will learn tips, tricks, and traps common to the SAT exam.

  • Dates: Class sessions will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. daily beginning Monday, Sept. 27, through Thursday, Sept. 30
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $169, which includes the course textbook
  • Learn more and register by Sept. 18 >

Professional development programs

Practical Spanish for the workplace

If language barriers are affecting productivity in your workplace, Penn State Schuylkill’s Practical Spanish for the Workplace coures is designed to help your business overcome that obstacle. Spanish I covers basic conversational Spanish for individuals who wish to communicate more effectively with co-workers, customers, clients, patients, and patients’ families.

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 14 through Nov. 23
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $249, which includes all course materials
  • Discounts available for members of the Consortium of Co-Op Employers and Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce. Contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112 for discount codes.
  • Register for Spanish I by Sept. 3 >

APICS/ASCM certification prep programs

APICS - certified production and inventory management 

The APICS CPIM is the global standard education credential program of the Association of Supply Chain Management, ASCM. Every ERP system uses business rules originating from CPIM's body of knowledge. People with the APICS CPIM credential are highly sought after professionals in the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Part 1 of this two-part program covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials that represents a supply chain from suppliers to customers. Supply chain concepts, basic terminology and relationships among activities in the supply chain are introduced. This course is the prerequisite for APICS CPIM module II.

  • Dates: Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m., Sept. 30 through Nov. 20
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $1,450
  • Discounts available for members of the Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112 for discount codes.
  • Learn more and register by Sept. 22 >

APICS certified supply chain professional 

With the APICS certified supply chain professional designation (CSCP), you'll increase your value to employers who know that a well-run supply chain is a key component of a forward-looking and competitive enterprise. The CSCP takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain -- from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. The program provides professionals with the skill set necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today’s increasingly intricate supply chains. This is an instructor-led comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program based on the current APICS® CSCP® Exam Content Manual. This comprehensive training program combines print materials with interactive web-based study tools to provide a customized learning experience. Taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors, classes are originated at Penn State Scranton.

  • Dates: Mondays, Sept.13, through Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. (No class Nov. 22)
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $1,700
  • Discounts available for members of the Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112 for discount codes.
  • Learn more and register by Sept. 2 >

APICS certified in logistics transportation and distribution (CLTD)

Manage the performance of your supply chain and position yourself for success with a certification in logistics transportation and distribution (CLTD) This program is designed for traffic managers, logistics managers, warehouse operations and district managers and reverse logistic managers. Seeking the APICS-CLTD® certification will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's global economy. Taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors, classes are originated at Penn State Scranton.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 15, through Dec. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. (No classes on Nov. 24 and Dec. 8)
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $1,625
  • Discounts available for members of the Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112 for discount codes.
  • Learn more and register by Sept. 2 >

Change Management Certification Program

The Change Management Certification Program, in partnership with Prosci, is an interactive, three-day learning experience where participants gain the knowledge, skills and tools to drive successful change initiatives. During the program, participants apply Prosci’s holistic change management methodology to a current project. By the end of the program, participants have the foundation of a Change Management Plan to address and enhance a specific project.

This program is ideal for organizational development professionals, human resources business partners, continuous improvement specialists, project managers, and more, and teaches participants how to prepare the approach to organizational change, manage that change, and sustain outcomes.

This session of the program is offered exclusively to Penn State faculty, staff, and alumni.

  • Dates: Classes meet from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Tuesday, Oct. 5, through Thursday, Oct. 7
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $3,500, which is a $1,000 savings from the standard rate
  • Learn more and sign up to register >

Human resources management (SHRM)

SHRM learning system course

Earning your SHRM-certified professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM-senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the human resources field. This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction, including a review prior to the new certification exam. Participants will receive SHRM Learning System materials and access to online learning, legislative updates and practice tests.

  • Dates: Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (includes a 30-minute lunch break) from Sept. 23 through Nov. 13. Classes will not meet Oct. 7, 9, 28, or 30.
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $1,450 for SHRM members ($1,550 for non-members), which includes all course materials
  • Discounts available for NEPA SHRM chapter members and members of the Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112 for discount codes.
  • Learn more and register by Wednesday, Sept. 15 >

Please register early to receive your materials on time for class.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources 

This course addresses six key human resource subjects in a user-friendly format and is ideal for those just starting out in the human resources profession, or those looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

  • Dates: Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (includes a 30-minute lunch break) from Dec. 2 through 11
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $549, which includes all course materials
  • Discounts available for members of the Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112 for discount codes.
  • Learn more and register by Friday, November 19, 2021 >

Please register early to receive your materials on time for class.

Grant Writing for Beginners

Grant Writing for Beginners provides participants with foundational knowledge of grant writing for nonprofit organizations, using a group format that includes lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, and plenty of time for questions and answers.

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. from Sept. 7, through Sept. 28
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $199, which includes all course materials
  • Learn more and register >

Advanced Grant Writing Tips and Tricks

Advanced Grant Writing Tips and Tricks is a four-part workshop series that builds off the skills cultivated in Grant Writing for Beginners, and is a good fit for people who are already familiar with the grant writing process and would like to advance their skill set.

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 5, through Oct. 26
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $199, which includes all course materials and reference guides
  • Learn more and register >

Grant Writing Toolbox

The Grant Writing Toolbox workshop offers grant-writing tips, teaches participants how to effectively communicate with grant awarders, and more.

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. beginning Nov. 2, through Nov. 30
  • Location: Live via Zoom
  • Cost: $199, which includes all course materials and reference guides
  • Learn more and register >

Full programming details and contact information

For a full overview of Penn State Schuylkill’s community engagement course offerings, visit the campus website or contact Shannon Del Conte, director of community engagement, at smw29@psu.edu or 570-385-6112.

Last Updated August 24, 2021