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I am not sure where to begin. Is there someone I can talk to about options for pursuing my education at Penn State? Yes. The adult enrollment coordinator, Solange Israel-Mintz, would be pleased to discuss the options available at Penn State. You can contact her by phone at 610-396-6222 or by e-mail at [email protected].
Am I eligible to take Penn State courses?If you are a graduate of an accredited high school or have a High School Equivalency Diploma, you may register for undergraduate or associate degree courses, provided you can meet course prerequisites. Undergraduate credit courses are numbered 0–399. To enroll in advanced credit courses numbered 400–499, you need at least 60 college credits and the course prerequisites. When you enroll in a course, it does not mean that you are automatically admitted to the University. To become a degree candidate, you must apply for formal admission through the Admissions Office, 201 Shields Building, University Park, PA 16802, or the Berks Campus Admissions Office at 610-396-6060.
Do I need to be admitted to a degree program or can I enroll as a nondegree student in an undergraduate credit class?No, you can enroll in a class as a nondegree student provided you meet the prerequisites for that class.
I think I need academic advising. Do you offer it?You are invited to take advantage of the services provided by our professional academic advisers, who understand the unique needs of adult learners and can help you with:—clarifying your goals—planning the best program for your needs— selecting the right courses to meet your
program requirements— navigating the Penn State systemAdvisers are available to meet with you in person during the day or in the evening. Appointments are recommended; please call 610-396-6280.
I’ve been taking courses at another school. How do I transfer my credits?Advanced-standing credits may be awarded for college-level work taken at regionally accredited institutions, if the course grade earned is equivalent to a grade of A, B, or C (2.0) at Penn State, and if the credits are considered useful to your program of study.
Our academic advisers can determine which of the transferable credits are applicable to your program of study at Penn State. To prepare for a transfer credit evaluation, order an unofficial grade transcript from the school at which you took courses, and bring it to your meeting. Please call 610-396-6280 for complete instructions.
What about financial aid?Penn State degree students who are taking at least 6 credits per semester and meet all other federal eligibility requirements may be eligible to receive state and/or federal student aid. If you plan to seek aid, it is wise to apply for admission as a degree candidate or provisional student one semester prior to the semester that the aid is required. Student aid forms are available from the student aid officer. For assistance, contact Judy Rile at 610-396-6070.
Are special services and resources available for veterans?If you are a military veteran or reservist, or are a dependant of one, you may be eligible for educational benefits. We encourage you to contact Penn State’s Office of Veterans Programs, Room 6, Perkins Students Center, at 610-396-6072. They will guide you through the funding process appropriate to your specific situation and provide you with appropriate forms and instructions for their completion.
How does Penn State serve students with disabilities?Penn State encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to participate in its educational programs. Continuing Education students seeking special services or academic accommodations through Penn State must self-disclose their need for these services or accommodations to Penn State’s Office of Disabilities Services (ODS). Please contact Susan Anderson at 610-396-6410 for complete information about special accommodations or physical access.
I plan to enroll initially as a nondegree student. How do I get started?The process is very easy. First, review the list of classes in this brochure or visit the schedule on the registrar’s Web site. Select the class(es) in which you want to enroll. Next, complete the nondegree registration form. Finally, arrange to pay your bill. Click on this link for more detailed instruc-tions. Additional information can be found on page 5.
Q&AQ&A .................................................................................................. 3
General Registration and Cost Information .............................. 5
You Have Choices.............................................................................. 6
Degree Programs and Credit Certificate Programs ................ 6
Business Administration, Associate Degree .................................... 6
Business, Bachelor of Science Degree ............................................. 6
Electrical Engineering Technology, Associate Degree ...................... 7
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Associate Degree .................. 7
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree.............................................................. 7
Information Sciences and Technology (IST), Associate Degree ....... 7
Information Sciences and Technology (IST), Bachelor of Science Degree.............................................................. 7
Security and Risk Analysis, Credit Certificate .................................. 8
Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Science Degree .................. 9
Labor Studies and Employment Relations Credit Certificate ........... 9
Fall Semester Calendar ................................................................... 10
Evening Credit Courses .............................................................. 11
Noncredit Courses and Certificates ......................................... 17
Project Management Certificate ..................................................... 17
Human Resources Courses ............................................................. 17
Operations Management Assessment Workshop .......................... 17
Professional Engineer Exam Reviews ............................................. 18
SAT Exam Review........................................................................ 18
Technology Certificates .............................................................. 19
2D/3D CAD Certificate .................................................................... 19
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Certificate .......................... 19
Lean and Six Sigma......................................................................... 20
Practical Nursing Program .............................................................. 21
Professional Development for Educators........................................ 21
Degree Offerings and Training ........................................................ 22
Noncredit Courses Registration Form ..................................... 23
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Important Phone Numbers
Academic Advising.................................................... 610-396-6280
Bursar’s Office .......................................................... 610-396-6040
Admissions Office ..................................................... 610-396-6060
Financial Aid Office ................................................... 610-396-6070
Bookstore .................................................................. 610-396-6100
Registration Office .................................................... 610-396-6085
Continuing Education ................................................ 610-396-6225
Penn State BerksContinuing EducationPO Box 7009Tulpehocken RoadReading PA 19610-6009Phone: 610-396-6225 or 800-BERKS-CE (237-5723)Fax: 610-396-6226
Request more information.Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Adult Student Information SessionThursday, July 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
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RegistrationRegistration forms for credit are available on our Web site. Mail or return completed nondegree undergraduate enrollment form to: Penn State Berks Continuing Education PO Box 7009 Tulpehocken RoadReading PA 19610-6009
You can register by fax by transmitting a completed registration form to 610-396-6226.
You can register in person at the Registration Office, Room 125, Franco Building, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Registration for new nondegree students will begin July 15, 2010.
You should receive a course confirmation letter shortly after you register; if you do not, please call 610-396-6085. This only applies to credit registration.
Tuition and FeesTuition and fees for the 2010–11 academic year can be found at: http://tuition.psu.edu/rates2009-10/tuitionandfees2009-10.aspx.
See page 4 for tuition payment directions.
Drop/Add and RefundsYou may drop and/or add courses without charge, according to the schedule of the section in which you are enrolled. Following that time, a $6 charge will be imposed for the remainder of the drop/add period, and no fee waiver will be allowed. The procedure for refund of tuition for dropped courses is as follows:
A refund is automatic, except for students who maintain full-time status. If the drop changes a student from full-time to part-time status, or if it reduces the number of credits of a part-time student, a refund of the difference in tuition is automatic (provided the student completes a drop/add form). Refunds will be processed according to the individual session schedules.
Refund checks are mailed approximately six weeks after the forms have been returned. Students are reminded that this information pertains to dropped courses only. Refunds for grants, loans, and scholarships are processed under a different procedure. No amount will be refunded when a student withdraws at any time from a special-interest or noncredit course. Call the Bursar’s Office at 610-396-6040 for a refund schedule.
General Registration and Cost Information
BookstoreThe Penn State Campus Bookstore is open to the public:Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.The hours will be extended during the first week of classes. The Bookstore also carries a full line of Penn State clothing and accessories. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted in the Bookstore. Please call 610-396-6100 with questions.
ParkingThere is no fee for parking, but you must register your car and obtain a parking permit. Cars may be registered online at www.bk.psu.edu/Information/Safety/parking.htm.
Before you register for courses, check whether courses are open. Visit http://soc.our.psu.edu/soc and select Berks Campus and the Fall 2010 semester. Final course dates and times may change due to circumstances beyond our control. The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
Pay your billPenn State provides three payment options.1. Pay by check or money order. You can either send your payment with your registration form or pay in person at the Bursar’s Office in the main lobby of the Franco Building (visit www.berks.psu.edu/information/map.htm for directions).
2. Penn State can also directly bill your employer for courses if they offer tuition reimbursement. You will need to submit a letter of authorization from your employer with your registration.
3. Pay by Discover or MasterCard. Penn State accepts only online credit card payments via eLion. You will need two things to pay by credit card:a. Penn State ID numberb. Penn State Access Account
In 10 to 14 days after submitting your registration form, your ID number and Access Account should be ready for activation. You will need to come to the Registration Office in the main lobby of the Franco Building to obtain your Penn State ID number, and then activate your Access Account in Thun Library or Luerssen Building in order to pay your bill online with a credit card. To verify that your accounts have been set up or for more information on activating your Access Account, call our Information Technology department at 610-396-6047.
Obtain your student ID cardIf you are a Penn State student, you are required to obtain a student ID card, which you will use for:—photo identification—University Libraries services— entrance to campus buildings, fitness facilities, and labs— admittance to University events; and more.
You will obtain your ID number from the registration office 10 to 14 days after submitting your registration. Once you have your Penn State ID number, visit the Housing and Food Services Office on the second floor of the Perkins Student Center to have your photo taken and ID card made (visit www.berks.psu.edu/information/map.htm for directions). You will need to present valid identification—such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID—in order to receive your ID card. Your card is free; however, a replacement fee is charged for lost or destroyed ID cards. For more information on getting your ID card and office hours, contact Mary Fretz in the Housing and Food Services Office at 610-396-6361.
Activate your Access AccountAn active Penn State computer Access Account is required to access online courses and University resources such as the Libraries and eLion. Penn State also will use your account to communicate with you about financial aid, registration, changes in course schedules, and other important student-related issues. As a Penn State student, it is important to secure your Access Account following your course registration. In order to get an Access Account, students will need to present, in person, their Penn State ID number and a photo ID such as a driver’s license at an IT Help Desk in either the Thun Library or Luerssen Building (visit www.berks.psu.edu/information/map.htm for directions). You will activate your access account via one of our signature stations. For more information, call our IT department at 610-396-6047, or visit http://aset.its.psu.edu/accounts/sigstations.html.
What is eLion?eLion is an important online resource for all Penn State undergraduate degree and nondegree students who have an active Penn State Access Account and are enrolled in credit courses. Through eLion, you can access your grades, verify the courses you’re registered for, check your degree audit and transcripts, review your financial aid and Bursar accounts, manage your graduation process, submit address changes, and more. Visit https://elion.psu.edu.
Students may also choose to pay on the deferred payment plan via eLion or in person at the Bursar’s Office located in the Franco Building at Penn State Berks. Registrations are not finalized until payment has been made in full or through selection of the deferment plan.
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Degree Programs and Credit Certificates
Engineering TechnologyAssociate Degree in Electrical Engineering TechnologyThe associate degree program in electrical engineering technology provides knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, digital circuits, microprocessors, and electronic machinery.
This associate degree program can prepare students for technical positions in the expanding fields of:—electronics—computers—instrumentation—electrical equipment— energy generation and power distribution—
A new power systems option has been developed as part of the 2 EET degree. Individuals with relevant experience and a strong math aptitude can enroll as nondegree students in the courses that are part of the option. For more information, visit www.bk.psu.edu/ce.
Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering TechnologyThe associate degree program in mechanical engineering technology provides a foundation in mechanical systems and applications; computer systems in drafting (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), and automation and robotics (CIM); production and product design; mechanics; dynamics; and strength of materials. This associate degree program can prepare students for technical positions in the expanding fields of:—manufacturing—machine and tool design—computer-integrated manufacturing—materials selection and processes—technical sales
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering TechnologyThe bachelor of science degree program in electromechanical engineering technology is designed to teach students the theory and application of a broad range of electrical, mechanical, computer, control, and instrumentation technologies that are used in today’s industrial and manufacturing settings. The program is offered in response to a growing demand from industrial and manufacturing companies for engineering staff members who have a wide range of technical knowledge.
Information Sciences andTechnology (IST)Associate Degree in ISTThe associate degree program in IST is structured to help students prepare for immediate employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. There are three options in this degree program:—generalized business—baccalaureate—individualized
Start with the associate degree and get into theworkforce faster! Positions include:—application programmers—associate systems designers—network managers—Web designers and administrators—information systems support specialists
Bachelor of Science Degree in IST
The bachelor of science degree program is structured to provide students with the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology–intensive global context that defines the “information age.” There are two options in this degree program:— information systems: design and development
(emphasizes various aspects of software development and application)— information technology: integration and application (emphasizes ethics,
legal, and regulatory issues)
What makes the Penn State degrees in IST different?
— The IST program is designed to build leaders, not just programmers or technicians.
— None of the courses in IST are “off the shelf.”— The Smithsonian Institute honored our IST program as an innovator in
Fast track to leadership
The IST program was founded to build leaders for the digital, global economy. Our students can learn how to:— understand information technology as a solution— bridge technology and the user— express and defend ideas— work as team players and team leaders— deal with the real problems of the digital economy and develop a skill set
for the international marketplace
You Have ChoicesEvening Programs, Certificates, Credit and Noncredit Courses Business
Associate Degree in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology
Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership Credit Certificate Option: —Labor Studies and Employment Relations (12 credits)
Information Sciences and Technology
Associate Degree Options:
Bachelor of Science Degree Options:
—information systems: design and development
—information technology: integration and application
Security and Risk Analysis
Credit Certificate Option:
—information and cyber security (15 credits)
Bachelor of Science Degree Option:
—information and cyber security
Career-Building Noncredit Certificates and Courses
2D/3D CAD Certificate
Lean and Six Sigma
SHRM Certification Review Course Essentials of Human Resource Management
Professional Engineer Exam Reviews
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Certificate
Project Management Certificate
Request more information.
BusinessAssociate Degree in Business AdministrationThe associate degree program in business administration is designed to provide students with entry-level professional skills needed in business, industry, and service organizations. The students can develop written and oral communication skills; acquire contemporary computer skills; engage in active and collaborative learning; and develop team-building, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
This associate degree program is enhanced by the opportunity to transfer to the baccalaureate degree in business at Penn State Berks, as well as other Penn State campus locations where the degree is offered. To accommodate the needs of our diverse student body, the degree program is offered days and evenings. This gives students the flexibility to pursue the degree on a part-time or full-time basis.
Bachelor of Science Degree in BusinessThe bachelor of science degree program in business targets students who want to combine general preparation in business with an emphasis on the business environments of regional companies in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. The program is designed to create flexible professionals who are equipped to adapt to the ever-changing workplace. The courses help students develop the skills and values of independent, lifelong learners while providing a general background in business administration.
The students have an opportunity to conduct undergraduate research, participate in a collaborative project, or complete an internship. This degree program is offered days and evenings to meet the needs of both traditional and working, location-bound students.
Degree Programs and Credit Certificates
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Degree Programs and Credit Certificates
Security and Risk Analysis (SRA)Information and Cyber Security Credit CertificateIn recent years, companies have been shaken by an array of information-security lapses such as data lost in transit, losses and theft of credit card information, phishing attacks, and social engineering scams. The average security breach can cost a company between $90 and $305 per lost record, according to a recent study. To combat this problem, companies are investing heavily in information security. In 2007, 15 percent of all IT investments were used to upgrade information security resources.
This 15-credit certificate will consist of four core courses and one elective course. It is designed to meet the needs of working adults who are currently working in the information technology field or who have a strong background in IT and familiarity with computer networking. Individuals who lack a background in networking will be encouraged to enroll in IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications in advance of or concurrently with enrollment in the certificate courses. Individuals with little or no background in IT will be encouraged to enroll in IST 110 Information, People, and Technology in addition to IST 220.
By completing the course work in the certificate, working professionals will develop a new set of skills that are needed by companies that maintain and support computer networks. All courses that are part of the certificate, including the prerequisite courses, are applicable to the B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology and the B.S. in Security and Risk Analysis.
Core CoursesSRA 111 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
This introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations.
SRA 221 Overview of Information Security
Provides an understanding of the overview of information security including security architecture, access control, and Internet secure applications.
IST 451 Network Security
Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security.
IST 452 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security
Exploration of legal, regulatory, public policy, and ethical issues related to security and privacy for information technology professionals in public institutions, private enterprise, and IT services.
Elective CoursesIST 402 Emerging Issues and Technologies
Introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force, and society.
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IST 454 Computer and Cyber Forensics
Fundamental issues and concepts of computer forensics; aspects of computer and cyber crime; methods to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence; tools, techniques, and procedure to perform computer and cyber crime investigation.
Application ProcessIndividuals who are interested in pursuing this certificate will need to complete a short application form. The form can be found at www.berks.psu.edu/ce. Acceptance into the certification program does not infer acceptance into the University. We anticipate that most students will intend to complete the certificate as nondegree students. However, students can apply separately for admission prior to or concurrent with enrollment in the certificate.
Bachelor of Science in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA)
Our society operates through a complex, pervasive, and persistent web of information and communication technology-based infrastructures, from the Internet to cell phones, to organization-specific information systems across all sectors of our economy. We use these infrastructures to communicate; to conduct and track business and government transactions; to facilitate and understand many aspects of the relationship between governments and their respective citizens; to analyze data for trends and patterns in business, social, and international settings; and to use the outputs to make decisions in countless venues both public and private. These infrastructures hold data on all of us, and the analysis of that data holds countless clues to how we should interact with society, government, and the economy.
The SRA degree program is a new major designed to provide unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates areas of study in information assurance (both digital and physical security), intelligence analysis, and cyber forensics.
Degree Programs and Credit Certificates
For More InformationContact the Admissions Office at 610-396-6060 or the specific program coordinator.Business: Lolita Paff, 610-396-6381 or [email protected] and SRA: Sue Samson, 610-396-6133 or [email protected] Engineering Technology: Dale Litwhiler, 610-396-6128 or [email protected] Engineering Technology: Barbara Mizdail, 610-396-6126 or [email protected] Engineering Technology: Terry Speicher, 610-396-6331 or [email protected] Leadership: Weaver Santaniello, 610-396-6142 or [email protected] is also available on our Web site.
LeadershipBachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership
The bachelor of science degree program in organizational leadership is a highly practical course of study developed by the faculty of Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program addresses twenty-first-century employment issues and organizational leadership from different angles. Students select courses in English; economics; political science; sociology; labor and industrial relations; communication arts and sciences; psychology; and crime, law, and justice.
This degree can be completed in three ways: by attending classes at the campus; taking courses entirely online through Penn State’s World Campus; or through a combination of the two.
What could the bachelor’s degree program in organizational leadership do for YOU?
It can help you:—reenter the workforce after an extended absence—ascend to administrative or leadership positions—develop your practical leadership skills— complete your degree by using accepted credits you have already acquired
For more information, call Continuing Education at 610-396-6225 or 800-BERKS-CE.
If you would like to see testimonials from our current students, visit www.bk.psu.edu/ce and follow the link to the adult student Web page.
Certificate in Labor Studies and Employment RelationsPenn State’s 12-credit certificate in labor studies and employment relations provides a foundation in industrial relations, including law, policy, and practices, which can prepare you for a leadership position in trade unions, employer organizations, or government. The program focuses on the relationship between employees and employers, and the many issues that influence their relationship. You will study a range of subjects including employment law, collective bargaining, and workplace diversity.The program will enable you to: —gain an understanding of workplace and employment issues from both the
employee and employer perspective —apply credits earned to an associate or bachelor’s degree —have the flexibility to take courses on campus and/or online, to fit your
Required Courses (3 credits each):
LER 100 Employment Relations Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions, and the public.
LER 201 Employment Relationship: Law and Policy Examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship, and their social, political, and economic bases.
Elective Courses (choose two from the following, 3 credits each):
CRIM (CRIMJ) 482 Seminar, Criminal Justice Agency AdministrationRelates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions. Prerequisite: CRIM 100
LER (WMNST) 136 Race, Gender, and Employment Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.
LER 434 Collective Bargaining and Contract AdministrationTheory, practice, and economic impact of collective bargaining, including administration of the collective bargaining agreement. Prerequisite: LER 100
LER 435 Labor Relations in the Public Sector Analysis of labor relations problems in different areas of public employment. Prerequisite: 3 credits in Labor and Employment Relations
PSYCH 485 Leadership in Work Settings Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100; PSYCH 281 or 3 credits MGMT
Note: Prerequisites may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.
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“Deciding to return to college after so many years was difficult, so I began gradually with taking only one course. I took a computer programming course and did very well; I was hooked. The next two semesters, I took 7 credits worth of classes each and continued to do well. I am now graduating with my associate degree in IST and am re-enrolled for my four-year degree. Penn State has helped me accomplish my goals of making a career change into a better field, and I have attained the sense of accomplishment that comes with a college degree that had eluded me up till now. Deciding to return to college was difficult, but it has turned out to be the best decision I could have made.”
—Craig UpdegraveAssociate Degree, Information Sciences
and Technology2008 Graduate
Fall 2010 Semester CalendarImportant Dates and InformationIntent to graduate (activation period) .......................August 16–September 6
Registration for new students who have not scheduled classes .............................................................August 19
Leave of absence deadline ..............................................................August 20
Student registration deadline ..........................................................August 22
Classes begin ...................................................................................August 23
Drop/add period ........................................................August 23–September 1
Late registration and late drop begins.........................................September 2
Labor Day (no classes) .................................................................September 6
Advising meetings (1:00 p.m.).........................................................October 20
Late drop deadline (except part–semester courses)..................................................November 12
Thanksgiving holiday.............................................................November 20–28
Classes end .................................................................................December 10
Withdrawal deadline ..................................................................December 10
Final exam period ..................................................................December 13–17
Commencement (10:00 a.m.) ......................................................December 18
Note: Evening courses fill quickly, so students are encouraged to register as early as possible.
Weather emergency: Call 610-396-6375 for up-to-the-minute information on closings or delays.
Fall Semester Calendar
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Evening Credit Courses
ACCTG 211 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision MakingIntroduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or 1.5 units of high school algebra T R 6:30–8:45 p.m. 4 credits #498964
ACCTG 404 Managerial Accounting: Economic PerspectiveAccounting techniques as planning, control, and motivating devices in business and other organizations; accounting data for decision making and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, SCM 200 or STAT 200, ECON 002 T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #498973
ART 001 (GA) Introduction to the Visual Arts Introduction to the media, elements, function, making, and meaning of visual arts today and in diverse historical and cultural contexts. R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #512683
ART 020 (GA) Introduction to Drawing Introductory experience in making of art through drawing media; designed for non-majors seeking general overview of studio practice. M W 6:00–8:30 p.m. 3 credits #512692
B A 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of BusinessExplores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological, and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and B A 243. T 6:00–9:30 p.m. 4 credits #487678
B A 321 Contemporary Skills for Business ProfessionalsTechnological and interpersonal skills for the contemporary business profes-sional, stressing collaborative learning, electronic inquiry and communica-tions, critical thinking, and problem solving. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 002 or ECON 004, MIS 204, SCM 200 or STAT 200. Prerequisite or concurrent: ENGL 202D; MATH 022, MATH 110 or MATH 140 M 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #499000
B A 322 Individual and Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Business ProfessionalEffectiveness of the business professional in team settings, especially the capacity to execute both technologically and cooperatively through group exercises. Prerequisite: B A 321 M 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #487684
B A 421 Project Management and Planning for BusinessPlanning and preparation for field experience internship, senior thesis, or group project supplemented with exercises in project management. Prerequisite: B A 322M 6:00–7:40 p.m. 2 credits #499012
BB H 119 (GHA) Behavior, Health, and DiseasePrinciples of health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. This course is designed for nonbiobehavorial health majors. R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487687
BB H 146 (GHA) Introduction to Health and Human Sexuality An examination of human sexuality as it relates to health. R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487693
C I 295 Introductory Field Experience for Teacher Preparation (1–3 per semester/maximum of 6)
Selected observation of schooling situations with small group and tutorial participation. Prerequisite: second semester standing and official clear-ances required (See: www.ed.psu.edu/preservice/clearance.htm). Concurrent: EDTHP 115 and/or EDPSY 014 R 6:00–7:40 p.m. 3 credits #487789
CAS 100A (GWS) Effective Speech Principles of communication, implemented through presentation of speeches, with some attention to group discussion and message evaluation. Section 50: M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #516838Section 51: R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #516841
CAS 100B (GWS) Effective Speech Principles of communication, implemented through group problem solving, with some attention to formal speaking and message evaluation. Section 50: M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487867Section 51: W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487873Section 52: R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #529255 Section 53: R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #577348
CAS 478 Contemporary American Political Rhetoric Analysis of selected speeches, debates, and persuasive campaigns and movements in recent American political history. Prerequisite: CAS 100 M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487954
To check course updates and availability, the visit the Registrar Page.
To request information on degrees and certificate programs, visit www.bk.psu.edu/Admissions/30455.htm?cn132
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Evening Credit CoursesCHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry IIntroduction to quantitative experimentation in chemistry. To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and lab courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H), and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Prerequisite or concurrent: CHEM 110 or CHEM 106 Section 52: M 6:00–8:30 p.m. 1 credit #491284Section 51: T 6:00–8:30 p.m. 1 credit #491275Section 50: W 6:00–8:30 p.m. 1 credit #491272
CHEM 113 (GN) Experimental Chemistry II Continuation of CHEM 111, with emphasis on topics related to CHEM 112. To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and (CHEM 111; CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Prerequisite: CHEM 111. Prerequisite or concurrent: CHEM 112 W 6:30–9:00 p.m. 1 credit #491302
COMM 150 (GA) The Art of the CinemaThe development of cinema to its present state; principles of evaluation and appreciation; examples from the past and present. Section 50: M 6:00–10:00 p.m. 3 credits #487927Section 51: W 6:00–10:00 p.m. 3 credits #487930
CRIM 012 (GS) (CRIMJ 012, SOC 012) Criminology Explanations and measurements of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes. T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487936
CRIM 100 (GS) (CRIMJ 100) Introduction to Criminal Justice Overview of the criminal justice system, including legal foundations, processing and correction of offenders, extent and types of crime, victims. M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487939
ECON 002 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution. R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #491359
EDPSY 014 Learning and Instruction Psychology of human learning applied toward the achievement of educa-tional goals; evaluation of learning outcomes. T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #512557
EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design Introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects; design communication methods including graphical, verbal, and written. T R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #487942
EET 118 Electrical Circuits LaboratoryUse of basic electrical instruments to measure AC and DC voltage, current, power, resistance, and lab reporting. Prerequisite: EET 105. Concurrent: EET 114 W 5:50–7:30 p.m. 1 credit #504649
EMET 326 Mechanical DrivesTransmission of force and motion using linkages, cams, gears, belts, and hydraulic and pneumatic drives. Prerequisite: EMET 322 M W 7:30–9:00 p.m. 3 credits #512347
ENGL 004 Basic Writing Skills Intensive practice in writing sentences and paragraphs and instruction in grammar, usage, and punctuation. Designed for students with deficient preparation. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.T R 6:00–7:15 p.m. 3 credits #512575
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose. Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory perfor-mance on the English proficiency examination. M W 6:00–7:15 p.m. 3 credits #512596
ENGR 407 Technology-Based EntrepreneurshipTechnology innovation coupled with business planning and development. Prerequisite: ECON 002 or ECON 004 M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488143
FIN 301 Corporation Finance Nature of finance function; risk and return concepts; working capital; dividend policies; mergers; security markets; acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations, forecasting capital require-ments; raising capital; and planning profits. Available to Baccalaureate students only. Not available to students who have taken B A 301. Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; ACCTG 211; ECON 002 or ECON 004; SCM 200 or STAT 200 R 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #499078
FINSV 400 Investment Valuation for the Financial Services Professional Approaches to investment strategies, investment decisions, and the valuation of corporate securities. Prerequisite: FIN 301 M 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #488146
GEOG 010 (GN) Physical Geography: An Introduction Survey and synthesis of processes creating geographical patterns of natural resources, with application of basic environmental processes in resource management. R 6:00–9:20 p.m. 3 credits #512707
GEOG 020 (GS;US;IL) Human Geography: An Introduction Spatial perspective on human societies in a modernizing world; regional examples; use of space and environmental resources; elements of geo-graphic planning. R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488533
GEOSC 020 (GN) Planet EarthNontechnical presentation of earth processes, materials, and landscape. Practicum includes field trips, study of maps, rocks, and dynamic models, introduction to geologic experimentation. (This course includes from one to several field trips for which an additional charge will be made to cover transportation.) Section 50: M W 6:45–8:35 p.m. 3 credits #488542Section 51: T R 6:30–8:20 p.m. 3 credits #488545
HIST 001 (GH;IL) The Western Heritage IA survey of the Western heritage from the ancient Mediterranean world to the dawn of modern Europe. M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488590
HIST 175 (GH;IL) The History of Modern East AsiaComparative survey of the internal developments and external relations of China and Japan since their contact with the industrialized West. T 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #488614
I B 303 International Business Operations A survey of the major aspects of international business environment and operations with an emphasis on the cultural dimension. Prerequisite: fifth-semester standingW 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #499081
Evening Credit CoursesIET 333 Engineering Economics for Technologists Fundamentals of engineering economics; equivalence and rate of return analysis; replacement models; depreciation and tax considerations; and economic decision making for technologists.T 6:30–8:10 p.m. 2 credits #488644
INART 001 The Arts Develop critical perception, knowledge, and judgments through an examination of the basic concepts common among the arts.T 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #488656 IST 110 Information, People, and TechnologyThe use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.W 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #488710
IST 111S Seminar in Information Sciences and TechnologyIntroduction to academic requirements, career planning, and information literacy for students majoring in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. T 6:00–7:50 p.m. 1 credit #488725 IST 225 PC Hardware Basics Preparation for PC hardware support: Students learn data recovery and how to build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair PC’s. Prerequisite: IST 220 R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488668
IST 226 Networking EssentialsConcepts for peer-to-peer and server-based network; International Organization for Standardization-Open Systems Interconnection (ISO-OSI) reference model, industry standards, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and optimization. Prerequisite: IST 220.T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488674
IST 420 Fundamentals of Systems and Enterprise IntegrationIntroductory course on integration of information technology into different venues, including the planning, development, and implementation of the integration. Prerequisite: IST 240, IST 301, IST 302.T 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #516532
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IST 431 The Information EnvironmentSurvey of social environment of information technology themes: Commu-nity, sovereignty, privacy, ethics, economics, and knowledge management. Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220 R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488698
IST 440W Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving Problem-based approach to technology integration by focusing on real-life problems faced by an organization. Prerequisite: ENGL 202C or ENGL 202D, seventh-semester standing (this course is intended for seniors), and the five common course requirements, plus at least three of the required courses in an option.W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #488740
KINES 461W Preparation for Research Project Planning and preparation for research project. Prerequisites: KINES 180, KINES 260, STAT 200, KINES 321, KINES 345, KINES 350, KINES 360, KINES 384 T 6:30–8:10 p.m. 2 credits #492331
MATH 004 Intermediate AlgebraAlgebraic expressions; linear, absolute value equations and inequalities; lines; systems of linear equations; integral exponents; polynomials; factoring. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program. Prerequisite: basic arithmetic skills or satisfactory performance on the mathematics FTCAP examination.T R 6:00–7:15 p.m. 3 credits #492373
MATH 021 (GQ) College Algebra IQuadratic equations; equations in quadratic form; word problems; graphing; algebraic fractions; negative and rational exponents; radicals. Prerequisite: MATH 004 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics FTCAP examination.M W 6:00–7:15 p.m. 3 credits #512623
MATH 022 (GQ) College Algebra II and Analytic GeometryRelations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions; conic sections; simultaneous equations. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics FTCAP examination.M W 6:00–7:15 p.m. 3 credits #512629
Evening Credit CoursesMATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus I Functions, graphs, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation
and integration, exponentials, improper integrals, applications. Students
may take only one course for credit from MATH 110, 140, 140A, and 140B.
Prerequisite: MATH 022 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics
M W 6:30–8:10 p.m. 4 credits #512635
MCH T 213 Strength and Properties of Materials Axial stress and strain; shear; torsion; beam stresses and deflections; combined axial and bending stresses; columns, ductility, resilience, and toughness. Prerequisite: MCH T 111, MATH 026 or MATH 081 M W 6:00–7:15 p.m. 3 credits #512350
METEO 003 (GN) Introductory MeteorologyNontechnical treatment of fundamentals of modern meteorology and the effects of weather and climate. A student who took METEO 002 may take the laboratory part of this course for 1 credit only.T R 6:00–7:40 p.m. 3 credits #492832
MGMT 301 Basic Management ConceptsStudy of fundamental principles and processes applicable to the under-standing of management. May not be used to satisfy Smeal College baccalaureate degree requirements. Not available to students who have taken B A 304. Prerequisite: ENGL 015, MATH 021; ECON 002 or ECON 004.Section 50: M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #498292Section 51: W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #498295
MGMT 321 Leadership and MotivationApplies organizational behavior theories, concepts, and skills to leading and motivating individuals and groups. Prerequisite: B A 304, MGMT 301, or 3 credits of psychology, sociology, or cultural anthropology.T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #498298
MGMT 461 (IL) International ManagementExamines issues of nations and cultures including motivation, communica-tion, negotiation, leadership, ethics and social responsibility, and women in management. Prerequisite: B A 304 or MGMT 301 W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #492835
MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information SystemsIntroduction to the use of information systems in business organizations. Section 50: T 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #499108Section 51: W 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #499111
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing Focuses on customer behavior, product, channels of distribution, promotion, and pricing with emphasis on a culturally diverse environment. Not available to students who have taken B A 303. Prerequisite: ENGL 015, MATH 021; ECON 002 or ECON 004.W 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #513433
MKTG 410 Personal Selling Principles underlying the selling process and practical application of these principles to selling situations. Prerequisite: MKTG 301 T 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #499141
PHIL 010 (GH) Critical Thinking Discussion of the validity, soundness, and fallacies of everyday language use and reasoning; informal logic; and manipulative arguments and propaganda. W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #493021
PSYCH 100 Introductory Psychology Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #493153 PSYCH 256 (GS) Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Introduction to study of such higher mental processes as thinking and reasoning, imagery, concept formation, problem solving, and skilled performance. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #493174
PSYCH 495 InternshipSupervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required. Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor.Section 50: T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3–6 credits #493204Section 51: T 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3–6 credits #493207
RL ST 001 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to World Religions An historical and comparative survey of the principal beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions.W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #493216
SCM 301 Supply Chain Management Supply chain management, concepts, principles, and methodologies. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 002, SCM 200 or STAT 200; limited to
students in baccalaureate status. T 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #493231
SPAN 001 Elementary Spanish IAudio-lingual approach to basic Spanish; writing. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department. M W 6:30–8:10 p.m. 4 credits #493243
SPAN 002 Elementary Spanish IIAudio-lingual approach to basic Spanish continued; writing. Students who have received high school credit for four years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department. Prerequisite: SPAN 001 T R 6:30–8:10 p.m. 4 credits #493255
SRA 001S First-Year Seminar in Security and Risk AnalysisProvides introduction to the field of Security and Risk Analysis and assess-ments of key skills. T 6:00–7:50 p.m. 1 credit #493291
SRA 111 (GS) Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis This introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations.M 6:30–9:10 p.m. 3 credits #493297
SRA 221 Overview of Information Security Provides an understanding of the overview of information security including security architecture, access control, and Internet secure applications. Prerequisite: SRA 111, IST 110, CMPSC 101 R 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #493303
SRA 311 Risk Management: Assessment and MitigationAssessment and mitigation of security vulnerabilities for people, organiza-tions, industry sectors, and the nation. Prerequisite: SRA 231 W 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #516535
THEA 131 Introduction to Theatre Sound and Lighting TechnologyIntroduction to the methods, materials, equipment, facilities, concepts and processes used to create theatre lighting and sound.M 6:00–8:40 p.m. 3 credits #514066
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SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS 2011Our camps, available to students entering middle school and high school in the fall of 2011, are geared to those wanting hands-on learning in a fun environment. Visit our Web site in January 2011 for current information about summer opportunities for the children in your life.
Noncredit Courses and Certificates
Project Management Certificate ProgramThis four-course, 84-hour program is designed for managers and supervisors from a variety of organizations. The certificate focuses on enhancing students’ technical competence and practical applications, and can prepare them for careers in the planning and business fields. A Penn State certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of the program.
Project Initiation and Planning (PJMGT 5000)
The first course in the Project Management Certificate Program includes an introduction to project management and specifically how this certificate program will be presented. It will address the role of the project manager, organizational structures, project life cycle, the project office, leadership, project selection criteria, project planning process, objectives, scope, benefits, and strategies, as well as project planning constraints, assumptions, exclusions, milestones, project communications, and close-out criteria.Dates: Thurs, Aug 26–Oct 14; (No class Sept 9) Times: 6:30–9:30 p.m. Fee: $395
Project Initiation and Integration (PJMGT 5001)
Project Initiation and Integration is a dynamic, hands-on class that continues to introduce students to the project management lifecycle processes. The course objective is to provide students with the knowledge and ability to take a project plan and develop a schedule of the work needed to deliver the project objectives. Students learn about developing a work breakdown structure, developing tasks, networking these tasks together, and analyzing the resulting schedule.Dates: Thurs, Oct 28–Dec 16; (No class Nov 25) Times: 6:30–9:30 p.m. Fee: $395Remaining two courses will be offered spring 2011.
Human Resource CoursesSociety for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification Review Course
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of key areas in human resource management. Materials include six modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the HRCI. Program topics include:—strategic management—workforce planning and employment
—human resource development—compensation and benefits—employee and labor relations—occupational health—safety and securityDates: Tues, Sept 21–Nov 30Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $995; Tuition includes books and program materials.
Essentials of Human Resource Management
This fourteen-hour course is designed for entry-level HR professionals, those exploring HR as a career field, those who manage people, and those who have HR responsibilities without formal training. It is also appropriate for those whose career path has been in a single HR responsibility.Course topics will include:—essentials of human resource management—employment law in your workplace—effective recruitment and selection techniques—basics of compensation—orienting and training your employees—ensuring quality performanceDates: Thurs, Oct 7–28Times: 6:00–9:30 p.m.
Fee: $525; Tuition includes books and program materials.
Operations Management Assessment WorkshopIn order to improve any business, you need to learn where your current organization stands versus existing industry best practices. This interactive workshop will provide a benchmarking approach useful in measuring a company’s business processes against the choices that are available to work toward successful performance in global markets. Topic areas that will be addressed include: —business metrics —sales and operations planning —demand management —inventory control —logistics networks —continuous improvement —use of technology —supply collaboration
Date: Thurs, Nov 11 Times: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fee: $250 Co-sponsored by the Schuylkill Valley Chapter of APICS.
Noncredit programs and registration
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Professional Engineer Exam ReviewsThese review programs are designed for the practicing engineer who plans to take the Professional Engineer Examination in order to become registered as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Review sessions include the three phases of engineering covered by the examination. The programs will cover pertinent engineering and scientific concepts. Development of problem-solving skills is emphasized, and questions from past examinations are reviewed.
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), April 9, 2011Professional Engineer (PE), April 8, 2011
Civil Engineering PE Exam Review
This course could be broadcast via video-conference to other Penn State campuses, given sufficient enrollments. Topics include:—highways and surveying—hydraulics—sanitation—structures engineering economics—soilsInstructor: Tom Schreffler, PEDates: Thurs, Sept 2, 2010–Mar 17, 2011; (No class Nov 25, Dec 23, and Dec 30.)Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m., 26 class sessionsFee: $850
Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Review
Topics include:—thermodynamics—machine design—power and systems—heat transfer—heating, ventilating, and air conditioning—economics—fluidsInstructors: Paul Dreyer, PE, and John Cassidy, PEDates: Wed, Sept 22, 2010–Mar 23, 2011; (No class Nov 24 and 25, Dec 22, and Dec 29.)Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m., 21 class sessions
Noncredit Courses and Certificates
Fundamentals of Engineering (Engineer-in-Training) Examination Review
Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination is an integral part of the licensure requirements for both college graduates and nongraduates. Penn State offers the Engineer-in-Training Review for those who have completed an engineering program and who wish to “brush up” prior to taking the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.Topics include:—engineering economics—electricity—engineering physics—statics—thermo/heat power—engineering mathematics—dynamics—fluid dynamicsInstructors: Paul Bunker, PE, and Ron Snow, PEDates: Tues, Sept 7, 2010–Mar 22, 2011; (No class on Dec 21 and Dec 28.)Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m., 26 class sessionsFee: $850
Enrichment and SAT Exam Reviews Prepare now for the 2010–11 SAT exams. Penn State’s SAT Review course has successfully helped students prepare for the SAT exams by demonstrat-ing ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency and how to do an appropri-ate analysis of questions by using real SAT exam questions. SAT Exam Date: October 9, 2010 Fall Session I Date: Thurs, Aug 26–Oct 7 Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: $225 (includes textbook)
SAT Exam Date: December 4, 2010 Fall Session II Date: Thurs, Oct 14–Dec 2; (No class November 25.) Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: $225 (includes textbook)
SAT Exam Date: March 12, 2011 Spring Session I Date: Thurs, Jan 27–Mar 10, 2011 Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: $225 (includes textbook)
SAT Exam Date: June 4, 2011Spring Session II Date: Thurs, Apr 28–June 2, 2011 Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: $225 (includes textbook)
Introduction to Labyrinth Walking
Labyrinths on land and in cathedrals date back to the Middle Ages and exist throughout the world. Pagans used labyrinths for rites of fertility, protection, good fortune, insight, and empowerment. Early Christians walked labyrinths as symbolic pilgrimages to Jerusalem and a connection to the divine. Today we know them as paths used for mediation, inspiration, and self-discovery. In this one morning session, you can learn about the history of labyrinths, prepare yourself mentally for a meaningful walk, walk on the labyrinth, and learn to journal your thoughts. Instructor: Connie Dunston, labyrinth coordinator Date: Sat, Sept 25 Times: 9:00 a.m.–noon Fee: $15
Technology Certificates2D/3D CAD Certificate, featuring AutoCAD (Release 2010) and SolidWorks (Release 2010)Penn State’s 2D/3D CAD Certificate was created by people who have years of experience in AutoCAD and SolidWorks training. The two courses are designed for architects, drafters, engineers, technicians, or anyone desiring formal training in computer-aided design. These courses build on each other and should be taken in order. To receive the 2D/3D CAD certificate, participants must successfully complete the two required courses, maintain at least a “C” average, and pass a final project/examination given during the last session of each course.
2D with AutoCADIn this hands-on computer-aided drafting course, participants will be introduced to AutoCAD, which includes: basic drawing and editing commands, coordinate entry methods, object snap techniques, display manipulation, automatic editing, text manipulation, prototype drawings, scaling, layers, dimensioning and tolerancing, groups and blocks, and printing.Dates: Wed, Sept 8–Dec 8; (No class Oct 20 and Nov 24)Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $695
3D with SolidWorks In this course, participants will be introduced to SolidWorks, which includes: parametric modeling, solid geometry concepts, feature design tree, geometric relations and construction tools, the BORN construction technique, part drawings and associative functionality, reference geometry and auxiliary views, symmetrical features in design, assembly modeling, and more. As a result of having taken this class, students will have begun preparation to take the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam. Dates: Wed, Sept 8–Dec 8 (No class Oct 20 and Nov 24) Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: $695
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Certificate ProgramThis program can provide students with the skills necessary to become experts in automation design. A Penn State certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the five required courses. This program is designed for engineers, managers, and maintenance personnel who want to learn how to program the PLC hardware used in factory automation systems. A background in digital logic is helpful, but not essential. The courses are held in our PLC lab, which was designed with the assistance of the Penn State Berks Industrial Advisory Committee to meet the needs of local industry.
The course must be taken for a letter grade, and participants must maintain at least a “C” average to receive the certificate for the program.
PLC BasicsThis introductory course will teach the basics involved with Allen-Bradley PLC-5 and SLC-500 Programmable Logic Controllers with RSLogic software, but the concepts will also apply to the PLC’s of other manufacturers. Class size is limited to 12 students.Topics include:—basic ladder logic —ladder logic execution —discrete I/O —memory addressing —timers —counters —analog I/O —sequential operations —math and comparison instructions —troubleshooting Dates: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $625
Noncredit Courses and Certificates
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PLC Intermediate: PanelviewTopics that will be covered in this course include:—communications—creating screens—downloading and uploading—tag organization—pushbuttons—message displays—alarm messages and banners—importing user-developed objectsClass size is limited to 12 students. Prerequisite: PLC Basics or equivalent is recommended.Dates: Nov 1, 2, 8, 9Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
PLC Intermediate: Loop ControlThis course is designed to introduce students to the PID algorithm with emphasis on tuning the loop. Students can gain knowledge and practice on the methods of tuning. Also, an introduction to Fuzzy control will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 students. Prerequisite: PLC Basics or equivalent is recommended.Dates: Nov 15, 16, 22, 23Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $300
PLC Intermediate: DrivesThe introduction to digital drives can teach students configuration and setup, downloading and uploading, choosing a drive (1336 Plus, 1305, 160, 1397, etc.), communications, and control for remote I/O, and DeviceNet. Class size is limited to 12 students. Prerequisite: PLC Basics or equivalent is required.Dates: Nov 29, 30; Dec 6, 7Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $300
Noncredit Courses and CertificatesPLC AdvancedThis course is designed to expose students to the next level of understanding the Allen-Bradley PLC-5 and SLC-500 programmable logic controllers. This course will focus on:— Ethernet communications—structure programming—file organization techniques—data table organization techniques— indirect addressing—maximizing scan time—SLC-500 block transfers—PIDs—STIs—sequencers—alarming annunciation shortcuts—serial communicationsClass size is limited to 12 students. Prerequisites: PLC Basics and Panelview are recommended; Drives and Loop Control are also recommended.Dates: Dec 13, 14, 27, 28; Jan 3, 4, 10, 11Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $625
Lean and Six SigmaPenn State’s Lean and Six Sigma course is designed for individuals from all levels of an organization, with a focus on continuous improvement. The goal of this program is to expose participants to the tools and methodologies to reduce workplace waste and cost, improve processes and quality, increase efficiency, and add customer value. Topics that will be covered in this program include:—the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma—root cause analysis—process management—efficient workplace organization— how to translate the voice of the customer into improved products and
services— a technique to eliminate the potential of failure occurring in a process or
productDates: Thurs, September 9–October 14Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.Fee: $495
Noncredit Courses and Certificates
Practical Nursing ProgramOur 18-month part-time, evening/weekend nursing program can be the start of a new career for you.
For more information, call 610-396-6225 or visit www.berks.psu.edu/ce and click “PN Program.”
To be considered for the PN program, you must:—be a high school graduate, or have received your GED certificate—have clear Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History and Pennsylvania Child Abuse reports—successfully pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills
Applicants are considered on the basis of their academic capacity, work experience, and their ability to provide care to others.
The next class will start in January 2012.
Professional Development for EducatorsEnglish As a Second LanguageCall Bette Keeny at 610-396-6220 for more information about the ESL Certificate.
WL ED 400 Foundations of Language in Second Language Teaching (3 credits)Critical understanding of basic concepts and principles in second language acquisition and teaching. Prerequisite: Pennsylvania Instructional I or II teaching certificate. The classes meet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for two weekends.Sept. 10, 11, 12, Oct. 8, 9, and 10, 2010
WL ED 444 Language, Culture, and the Classroom: Issues for Practitioners (3 credits)Critical understanding of cultural linguistic diversity to facilitate the inclusion of English language learners in a global classroom. Prerequisite: WL ED 300 or WL ED 400. The class meets Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for two weekends.Nov. 12, 13, 14, Dec. 3,4, 5, 2010
For more information, visit www.bk.psu.edu/ce and click “Professional Development for Educators.”
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Penn State Berks offers a full range of programs and services regarding human resource
development, basic management skills, and technology.
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Penn State Berks also offers the following additional degrees listed below. Classes for these degree programs are available primarily during the day. To learn
more about these degree programs, visit www.berks.psu.edu and select the Academics link at the top of the page.
Baccalaureate degrees offered at Penn State Berks
—B.A. in American Studies
—B.A. in Applied Psychology
—B.S. in Biology
—B.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences
— B.S. in Elementary and Kindergarten Education—Elementary Education Teaching Option (K–6)
—B.A. in Global Studies
—B.S. in Kinesiology
—B.A. in Professional Writing
—B.S. in Science
Associate degrees offered at Penn State Berks
—Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
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Noncredit programs and registration