Certificate Programs

Complete each course in the program to earn a certificate or enroll in specific classes within the program.

Business & Entrepreneurship

CO.STARTERS Entrepreneurship Online

This introductory, online noncredit program offers a nationally-recognized, licensed curriculum. Whether you’ve already started developing an idea or exploring new ideas, this program will give you the tools and support to move forward.

Human Resource Management Online

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.

 

Health Care & Fitness

Basic Health Care Employment Skills Hybrid

This program is FREE to qualified participants. Earn a certificate in Basic Health Care Employment Skills. Learn the basic skills needed for entry-level employment in the health care field or prepare to enroll in a certified training program related to health care. Students will have the opportunity to earn certifications in CPR, AED and First Aid as well as HIPPA.

For more information email: Kelly McKissick

Certified Personal Trainer CourseHybrid

• January 29 – February 26 (15-hours online plus 15-hours weekly in-person skill labs)
March 12 National exams
Level I Certification - pass written & practical exams
Level II Certification - complete Level I plus optional 30-hour internship at no additional cost
$849 (plus text) - Exam vouchers included.

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. The self-paced course with optional scheduled online lectures with a top 5 star teacher will cover 15 hours on anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more.

Who Should Enroll:
Fitness enthusiasts, coaches, college students in the field, massage therapists or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED

Fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment.
Examples include:

  • Sports and athletic teams (coaching)
  • Gyms and fitness facilities (24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gyms, AnyTime Fitness & More)
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment (Fitness Studios)

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Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Course Online

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Course
Open Enrollment
13 hours over 4 weeks
$499 (plus text) - for current trainers

Self-paced online-mentored class to help develop the personal skills to lead clients, while opening new revenue streams outside of just exercise training sessions

  • Learn how to provide clients with personal awareness techniques that will create new possibilities and help them overcome previous limitations.
  • Includes 12 hours of video instruction, drills and testing.
  • Video lessons will teach the skills of successful coaching and allow to practice and build confidence in coaching relationships as a lifestyle wellness coach.
  • This is the next level in professional growth to build on a personal business and increase billable hours.

Included: Online exam

***Fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. Examples include:

  • Sports and athletic teams
  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment

To register, contact Kelly McKissick at 724-287-8711, ext. 8171

Medical Fitness Specialist Online

Medical Fitness Specialist
Open Enrollment
30-hours - all ONLINE including final exams
$875 (plus text)

This 30-hour certification (30 CECs) is an advanced certification for fitness professionals and other types of health occupations like therapists. If you are ready to take the next step in your career and offer new services to a wide variety of clients, then this program will prepare you to succeed. You will learn in this challenging exercise course the core essentials of helping clients with specialized chronic illness. You will be able to practically apply the knowledge in programming safe and effective workouts. Nothing is more rewarding than working with the medical community to do great things for people with special medical issues. This MFS Level 1 Certification includes a written core exam and a practical case scenario exam to demonstrate operational safe and effective competency. Current CPR/AED Certification required before being issued certification

15 hours of core knowledge lectures and 15 hours of practical knowledge in program development. Course topics include:

  • Exercise Is Medicine in Chronic Care
  • Basic Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Persons With Chronic Conditions
  • Art of Clinical Exercise Programming
  • Art of Exercise Medicine: Counseling and Socioecological Factors
  • Approach to the Common Chronic Conditions
  • Chronic Conditions Strongly Associated With Physical Inactivity
  • Chronic Conditions Very Strongly Associated With Tobacco
  • Cancer, Significant Sequelae Related to Common Chronic Conditions
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders.

Who Should Enroll:
Fitness professionals, college students in similar fields, massage therapists and other related fields like occupational therapists

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferably with a personal trainer certification or a related degree

To register, contact Kelly McKissick at 724-287-8711, ext. 8171

Patient Care Technician Hybrid

Earn certifications to provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Personal Care Home Administrator

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.

 

Hospitality

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam

Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code requires that the person in charge (PIC) of a food service operation be a Certified Food Protection Manger. That person must be onsite at all times during operating hours. To receive and maintain certification, individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five (5) years. Passing the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Examination with a 75% or higher meets this requirement.

Includes one-hour free review with certified instructor and proctored exam.

Please note: This is the exam only. If you are in need of the ServSafe® Food Safety Manager Course to prepare for the exam, please contact Kelly McKissick by phone or email for information about the online course option.

 

Skilled Trades

Manufacturing Skills Training Certificate

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.

Quality Inspector

The Quality Inspector needs a unique set of skills in order to assist their company in producing a good quality product in an efficient manner. This course will provide students with the knowledge and foundation to grasp the principles of quality control inspection, the basic theories and methods of performing quality inspections and documenting the results.

For more information email: Kelly McKissick

Welding

Gain the theoretical knowledge and hands-on application necessary to adjoin similar and dissimilar metals, and perform a variety of other tasks associated with welding.

 

Social Services

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Develop an understanding of the historical evolution and the current theory and research in the area of family violence.