Professional Development

Are you an adult worker seeking to enhance your current skills and prepare for advancement opportunities?

Are you an employer who wants to offer growth opportunities to help increase employee performance, motivation, and retention?

Perhaps you are an individual planning to obtain a certificate or credential or prepare for a professional exam to increase your business acumen?

Penn State’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development offers personal and professional development opportunities for individuals or companies, open enrollment and customized training, credit certificates that can strengthen a résumé and lead to a degree, and evening and weekend courses that fit the schedules of busy adults.

Our belief in our educational and training programs and responsibility to our students and industry partners drives our commitment to quality service and continued quest for academic excellence.

Earn Credit For What You Already Know

The nittany lion statue from a distance, behind a blossom tree in bloom.

Program Offerings

Add valuable credentials to your resume. Enhance the skills you need for your career. Build upon your license or certification.

Adult learners seeking a degree or a credit certificate program should contact Erin Nelsen, admissions counselor.

For a complete list of programs offered, visit Penn State University's Commonwealth Campus Continuing Education and Workforce Development website below.

Students listening in class

Information Sessions

We occasionally run virtual information sessions to highlight some of our noncredit program offerings. Interested? Click below to learn more.