PA Community Colleges to Offer 70 New Programs for the 19-20 Academic Year

Pennsylvania Community Colleges to Offer 70 New Programs for the 2019-20 Academic Year

Responsive New Programs Complement Approximately 1,300 Existing In-Person and Entirely Online Certificates, Degrees and Courses Offered by Pennsylvania’s 14 Community Colleges

Expanding the already robust certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges, the colleges will offer 70 new programs in wide-ranging and in-demand careers for the 2019-20 academic year. The in-person and distance education opportunities include programs in STEM, hydroponic agriculture and substance abuse treatment.

“As the largest provider of higher education in Pennsylvania, our community colleges are critical to the Commonwealth’s continued workforce development and career readiness,” said Elizabeth A. Bolden, president & CEO of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. “By regularly evaluating local needs and partnering with growing business to create new programs, our colleges are building pathways to in-demand careers that offer family-sustaining wages.”

The decision to create new programs at community colleges is a multi-step process that accounts for local labor market data; demand in high-priority occupations; student interest; equipment, facility and faculty needs; college strategic plans; and the needs of local employers. Many colleges consult with advisory councils comprised of employers in varying industries.

Ultimately, the decision to add new programs rests in the hands of the Board of Trustees at each individual community college. Because the course offerings are managed on a local level, community colleges are able to nimbly respond to needs of their local communities.

A full list of the new programs set to begin in the fall of 2019 or the spring of 2020 is below. For more information on a specific program, please contact the offering community college:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County | Plastics Manufacturing Technology | Certificate
  2. Community College of Allegheny County | Barber | Certificate (Pending Approval)
  3. Community College of Allegheny County | Supervision and Leadership | Certificate
  4. Community College of Beaver County | Chemistry | Degree
  5. Community College of Beaver County | Computer Science | Degree
  6. Community College of Beaver County | Construction Technology and Management | Certificate
  7. Community College of Beaver County | Meteorology | Degree
  8. Community College of Beaver County | Mathematics | Degree
  9. Community College of Beaver County | Physics | Degree
  10. Community College of Beaver County | Sociology | Degree
  11. Community College of Beaver County | Mascaro Construction High School Academy | Dual Enrollment
  12. Community College of Beaver County | STEM High School Academy (Coding Track) | Dual Enrollment
  13. Bucks County Community College | Medical Laboratory Technician | A.A.S.
  14. Bucks County Community College | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | Certificate
  15. Bucks County Community College | Global Studies/World Languages | A.A.
  16. Bucks County Community College | Microsoft Office Technology & Customer Service Specialist | Non-Credit Certificate
  17. Bucks County Community College | Industrial Maintenance Training Program for Youth/Young Adults | Non-Credit Certificate
  18. Delaware County Community College| Forklift Yard Jockey | Certificate
  19. Delaware County Community College | Nursing | Accelerated A.A.S.N. to R.N .-B.S.N. with West Chester University
  20. HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College | English | A.A.
  21. HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College | Political Science | A.A.
  22. Lehigh Carbon Community College | Visual Media | A.S.
  23. Lehigh Carbon Community College | Health Care Office Coordinator | A.A.S.
  24. Luzerne County Community College | Social Media & Digital Marketing | Certificate
  25. Luzerne County Community College | Business Management | Diploma
  26. Luzerne County Community College | E-Sports Management | Certificate
  27. Montgomery County Community College | Tourism and Hospitality Management | A.A.S.
  28. Montgomery County Community College | Tourism and Hospitality Management | Certificate
  29. Montgomery County Community College | Physical Therapist Assistant | A.A.S.
  30. Montgomery County Community College | Pharmacy Technician | Certification
  31. Montgomery County Community College | Nurse Aide Training | Certification
  32. Montgomery County Community College | Medical Billing Specialist | Certification
  33. Northampton Community College | Psychology | A.A.
  34. Northampton Community College | English Proficiency | Specialized Diploma
  35. Northampton Community College | Public Health | Specialized Diploma
  36. Northampton Community College | Auto Service Consultant | Certificate
  37. Northampton Community College | Adventure Course Management | Specialized Diploma
  38. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College | Engineering Technology | A.A.S.
  39. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College | Sustainable Hydroponic Agriculture and Rural Entrepreneurship (SHARE) | Certificate
  40. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College | Substance Abuse and Addiction Technician | Certificate
  41. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College | Bookkeeping | Certificate
  42. Community College of Philadelphia | Advanced Automotive Repair Professional | Proficiency Certificate
  43. Community College of Philadelphia | Black Studies | A.A.
  44. Community College of Philadelphia | Business of Coaching | Non-Credit Certificate
  45. Community College of Philadelphia | Business Leadership | A.A.S.
  46. Community College of Philadelphia | Business Leadership | Proficiency Certificate
  47. Community College of Philadelphia | Coach-approach Style of Leadership| Non-Credit Certificate
  48. Community College of Philadelphia | Coding | Non-Credit Certificate
  49. Community College of Philadelphia | Computer Programming I – Application, Web and Database Development | Proficiency Certificate
  50. Community College of Philadelphia | Computer Programming II – Algorithms and Computation | Proficiency Certificate
  51. Community College of Philadelphia | Corporate Social Responsibility | Proficiency Certificate
  52. Community College of Philadelphia | Digital Investigations | Proficiency Certificate
  53. Community College of Philadelphia | Digital Marketing | Non-Credit Certificate
  54. Community College of Philadelphia | Fashion Merchandising and Marketing | A.A.S.
  55. Community College of Philadelphia | Fashion Retail and Customer Service | Proficiency Certificate
  56. Community College of Philadelphia | Fashion Retail Sales | Proficiency Certificate
  57. Community College of Philadelphia | Mastering Video Marketing | Non-Credit Certificate
  58. Community College of Philadelphia | Tourism and Hospitality Management | A.A.
  59. Community College of Philadelphia | Tourism and Hospitality Management | Proficiency Certificate
  60. Community College of Philadelphia | Web Development II – Cloud Computing | Proficiency Certificate
  61. Westmoreland County Community College | Plumbing| A.A.S.
  62. Westmoreland County Community College | Plumbing| Certificate
  63. Westmoreland County Community College | Plumbing| Diploma
  64. Westmoreland County Community College | Computer Science| A.S.
  65. Westmoreland County Community College | Health Science | A.S.
  66. Westmoreland County Community College | Physics| A.S.
  67. Westmoreland County Community College | Chemistry | A.S.
  68. Westmoreland County Community College | Biology | A.S.
  69. Westmoreland County Community College | Expanded Functions Dental Assisting| A.A.S.
  70. Westmoreland County Community College | Mathematics | A.S.