Career Training Programs
Some registrations must be completed via phone. For any questions or concerns about workforce development training programs, please call 570-484-3128 or email us at email@example.com
Legal Related Training (Online)
Public Safety Training
|Real Estate Related Training (Online)
Information Technology Related Training (Online)
Spotlight on Workforce Development
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
What is Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)?
It is an opportunity! Commonwealth University recognizes that college-level learning and skills acquired outside the traditional classroom occur in many places. In addition to traditional transfer credit for courses completed at another institution, Commonwealth University offers the opportunity to earn credit for your prior work, training, and life knowledge and apply it toward your associate's or bachelor’s degree. We allow students to earn credit for prior learning by demonstrating college-level knowledge they have acquired outside the classroom from a wide range of sources:
Follow this link to find out how much credit your knowledge from prior training and experience will save you to degree completion.
CNC Machinist Pre-Apprentice Training
CNC Machinist Pre-Apprentice Training
Participants who complete any 3 of the four listed classes will receive a CNC Machinist Pre-Apprentice Certificate from Keystone Central Career & Technical Center. Classes will meet face to face with a certified instructor one evening per week, 4 hour duration, for 10 weeks. Students will be given the opportunity to test programs utilizing simulators. All resources are included. Attendance and performance standard required. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive to store their work.
Google Career Certificates
Google Career Certificates prepare people with skills for jobs in cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce , IT Support, project management and user experience (UX) design.
For More Information and to Get Started Contact: Workforce Development at 570-484-3132 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training - Scholarships Available!
The Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Scholarship
Classes start on a Rolling Admission basis.
Purpose: The purpose of this pilot scholarship is to support the educational aspirations of and provide financial support for students seeking Commercial Driver's License (CDL) credentials at one of the PASSHE Commonwealth University campuses - Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Clearfield or Mansfield.
Amount: 90% of course and credentials up to $5,700 per course for CDL students.
Call 570-389-4004 to begin your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) career training today!
Clinical Medical Assistant Training - Scholarships Available
The Clinical Medical Assistant certification course from Commonwealth University is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.
This program prepares learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assisting certification course is to prepare learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.
After completing this program, learners will have the option to take the leading national/industry-recognized
certification exams essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.
Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.
Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.
The Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Scholarship: this scholarship has been designed to provide funding for non-traditional students seeking a Clinical Medical Assistant certification at one of the PASSHE Commonwealth University campuses - Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Clearfield or Mansfield. Recipients will be a broader non-traditional student population, seeking a Clinical Medical Assistant certification. Maximum award is 90% of the financial support for cost of tuition (including certification costs) and requires a 10% student match.
New classes begin every semester.
Purpose: The purpose of this pilot scholarship is to support the educational aspirations of and provide financial support for students seeking Clinical Medical Assistant credentials at one of the PASSHE Commonwealth University campuses - Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Clearfield or Mansfield.
Amount: 90% of course and credentials up to $2,380 per course for CMA students.
Phlebotomy Technician Training
Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program with Clinical Externship
National Certification: Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam.
Clinical Externship: This program includes a 40 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 90 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements
Surgicial Technician Training
Surgical Technician Training Program
Note: The objectives of this class do not include a state or national certification – which generally requires at least 2 years of formal education.
Student Tuition: $1,599 (Textbooks included)
Medical Billing and Coding Training
Medical Billing and Coding Program
National Certification: After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COC); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams
NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (MBCS) Exam
Training and Education Partnerships
Commonwealth University, in collaboration with our training and education partners, offers a variety of certificate programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions and/or industry-recognized certifications, for many in-demand occupations.
Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective face-to-face and web-based learning programs. Instructors/course mentors are actively involved in your learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Our training options include:
- CE Shop - Real Estate education to begin or advance your career in real estate
- CLS by BARBRI - Legal training courses to begin or advance your legal career
- Consolidated Curriculum International - Face-to-Face (F2F) healthcare career training
- ED2GO Career Training programs - Online career training programs that lead to industry recognized credential
- ED2GO Fundamental Courses - Online personal and professional skills courses
- MPower Education - Massage Therapy Certificate program
- Public Safety Institute - Regional training center providing education for criminal justice practitioners, first responders, public safety professionals and the public.
- Sage Truck Driving School - CDL training and testing center
You can register for our programs online by following the links above. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 570-484-3128 or email email@example.com.
Financial Aid is available through the SallieMae Smart Option Student Loan program. Visit the SallieMae website and search for Commonwealth University of PA Workforce Development. Our School ID is 003315-97.
We do not offer payment plans directly through Commonwealth University. However, some of our vendors offer payment plans that you might be able to utilize.
Please contact your local PA CareerLink to inquire about WIOA, TAA or OVR funding availability for workforce development training programs.
- 100% refund up to 3 days prior to start date
- 50% refund within 3 days of the start date
- 0 refund after class start date
Commonwealth University is an approved provider for Act 48 hours. We are currently offering online courses through our third-party collaborations. Pre-approved Act 48 courses can be found under the Ed2Go category of Teacher Professional Development.
In order to receive Act 48 hours for any a non-credit course or to check if your course qualifies for Act 48, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.