Introduction to Psychology Certificate (9 credits) The 9-credit Introduction to Psychology certificate will prepare you for an entry-level position with a human services organization. Certificate holders may work for agencies providing services to persons with physical, emotional, or mental disabilities. They may pursue employment in a variety of settings including rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol programs, community mental health programs, intellectual disability programs, corrections systems, and hospitals. Certificate programs are ideal for people who want a short-term academic credential. A credit certificate program can be the gateway to a college degree. Start by completing the credit courses and earning the certificate, and then apply those courses toward a degree. Now accepting registrations for the first course beginning Spring 2015. Penn State Lives Here www.wb.psu.edu/ce 570-268-7778 Introduction to Psychology Certificate The three courses in this program are delivered online and will provide a strong foundation for working in a variety of human services settings. Should you want to advance your career further, the credits you earn may be used toward the Penn State course requirements for a baccalaureate degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services offered at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. PSYCH 100 Introductory Psychology (3 credits) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications. PSYCH 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3 credits) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity. PSYCH 270 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3 credits) Overview of assessment, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders. For more information, please contact: Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education PO Box PSU Lehman, PA 18627 Phone: 570-675-9253 Fax: 570-675-8308 E-mail: [email protected] Northern Tier Center 120 Career Center Lane Towanda, PA 18848 Phone: 570-268-7778 Fax: 570-268-7779 E-mail: [email protected] This publication is available in alternative media on request. Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance of your participation or visit. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. U.Ed #WBO 15-30 Who Should Attend? Are you looking looking to earn a Penn State credential, but don’t have time to earn a degree right now? Do you already have an entry-level position with a human services agency, but feel the need to enhance your résumé or improve your understanding? Thinking about changing careers? Then make this certificate your starting point. Certificate Program Benefits Certificate programs provide a flexible, convenient, short-term opportunity for professional development, self-enhancement, and earning a formal academic credential from Penn State. Certificate program courses can “step up,” or apply to academic degrees at Penn State. Admission to Certificate Program All courses are open to high-school graduates and to those who have earned a GED. There are no prerequisite courses. No formal application to Penn State is required, but those interested in enrolling must complete a non-degree form, available by going to http:// www.registrar.psu.edu/student_forms/ nondegree_form.cfm. Financial Aid Information on financial aid eligibility for part-time students enrolled in credit certificate programs is available by contacting Stacey Zelinka at Penn State Wilkes-Barre at (570) 675-9238 or by visiting www.wb.psu.edu/admissions/financialaid. Location Courses will delivered online through Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Lehman and the Northern Tier Center in Towanda. The courses will be delivered via Angel, Penn State's online course management system. Registered students will need an active Penn State Access Account to complete the courses, which can be attained by visiting the Continuing Education department at either location.
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