Professional Education & Certificates
Professional Education and Certificate Programs at BC3 offer students training to start a new career and classes to advance current skills and/or obtain license renewal. Enroll in a class that interests you!
Certificate Programs - Fall 2017
Complete each course to earn a certificate or enroll in specific classes within the program. Use the links below for class descriptions and start dates.
Personal Care Homes provide lodging, food, and support services for people who are elderly or have mental or physical disabilities. Residents need help with dressing, eating, taking medications, mobility, and finances. To complete this certificate, students must pass the free competency test. Individual classes meet the required 24-hour yearly job training for experienced administrators. This training is approved by the PA Department of Human Services.
- Community Resources, Social Services & Activities in the Community
- Care for Residents with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
- Nutrition, Food Handling & Sanitation
- Cultural Competency
- Budgeting, Financial Recordkeeping, & Resident Records
- Writing, Completing & Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments & Support Plans
- Medication Procedures, Medication Effects & Universal Precautions
- Care for Residents with Mental Illness
- Staff Supervision
- Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments & Other Special Needs
- DHS Personal Care Home Orientation
- Fire Prevention & Emergency Preparedness
- Resident Rights
- Abuse & Neglect Prevention & Reporting
- Resident Home Contracts
- Local, State & Federal Laws & Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Home
- Personal Care Services & Personal Hygiene
- Personal Care Home Competency Test
- HeartSaver AED/First Aid
Designed to develop entry-level skills to start a manufacturing career. Learn to read blueprints and use a variety of measuring instruments and basic shop equipment. Earn both NIMS and NTMA credentials. This certificate is offered in partnership with Penn United Technologies, Inc.
Develop or enhance the skills necessary to for employment in HR management or promotion in existing employment to a supervisory level. Topics address the total employee life cycle from recruitment to termination. Take classes to complete the certificate or enroll in a specific class. This certificate is recognized by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and stackable into BC3’s Human Resource Management, A.A.S.
NEW: Hybrid/Blended Certified Personal Trainer
Online, Self-Paced lessons with weekly practical skills lab at local fitness club. Get hands-on training and learn about biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment.
CPR/AED Certification required prior to obtaining certification.
Certified by World Instructor Training Schools.
Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, and Gold's Gym hire our graduates.
Level 1 CPT – Pass both Written Exam & Practical Skills Exam
Level 2 CPT – Obtain a Level 1 CPT & Complete a 30 Hour Internship
Prepare for and take the ServSafe examination for food safety certification. Topics include safe food handling, preventing contamination and foodborne illnesses, cleaning and sanitizing techniques, and more. This certificate is accredited by the American National Standards Institute - Conference for Food Protection.
Certificates Coming Fall 2017:
Visit the pages below and fill out our online inquiry form. We will contact you for more information!
Professional Education - Fall 2017
Obtain license renewal or fulfill mandatory continuing education requirements in your field. Click on each class for a description and start date.
Real Estate agents are required to complete continuing education hours to renew or reactivate their license. Our classes are approved by the PA State Real Estate Commission and fulfill the 14-hour requirement during each 2-year licensing period.
In the ever changing world of technology, how do we engage students and still meet our standards? Learn to tackle the difficulties of limited technology and resources, explore how to create lessons that incorporate technology, and explore websites that will help you meet your lesson standards. This class is ACT 48 approved.
Robotics in the Classroom is designed for first grade through high school teachers. Learn to use Robotics in the classroom starting with the WeDo kits, moving to the Lego Mindstorm NXT kits, and looking at the EV3 models. See how student learning, cooperative work and hands-on science and engineering can effect your classroom. This class is ACT 48 approved.
This class provides an introduction to STEM and STEAM for current teachers. Learn to tackle the difficulties of limited technology and resources, explore how to create lessons that incorporate technology, and explore websites that will help you meet your lesson standards. This class is ACT 48 approved.
This state-approved seminar fulfills the mandatory education provision for new Pennsylvania notaries. Topics include notary public law, notarial seal and register, the seven notarial powers, and more. Offered through a partnership with the PA Association of Notaries.
BC3 partners with Career Step to offer training for students in the medical field.
BC3 partners with ed2go to offer programs that provide the skills needed to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.
BC3 partners with UGotClass to offer certificates and classes to obtain and refresh skills in business, health, social media, and educational environments.