Learn Something New - Continuing Education | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Find a New Hobby. Learn a New Skill. Have Fun with Friends.

Westmoreland provides noncredit classes to help you find a new hobby or gain a needed skill for that promotion at work. We also have classes that you can enjoy with your friends. Get out and get going!

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Lifelong learning is a key part of the region's success.  Part of Westmoreland's mission is to aid in the development of a strong workforce through education, training and cultural enrichment. Students in our Continuing Education division can:

  • Develop new work skills & enhance current ones
  • Maintain certifications
  • Satisfy required professional development
  • Learn a new skill or take up a new hobby for personal enrichment

Computer Course

Business & Professional Development

Programs are designed for those entering the workforce for the first time, re-entering the workforce, changing career fields, receiving industry certifications, strengthening basic skills or investing in ongoing professional development. Classes include: 

  • Introduction to Data Analysis 
  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Managing Remote Workers
  • And more! 

Police Academy, Law Enforcement & Gun Safety Training

Our Municipal Police Academy offers a full-time and part-time program each year as well as an educational program for current police officers who need to fulfill their ACT 180 required annual training. In addition, we offer a variety of civilian gun safety, home safety and personal protection courses taught by law enforcement officers who have been firearms instructors for decades. Learn more:

American Heart Association Courses

Westmoreland County Community College is an American Heart Association Training Center offering credentialed courses that follow AHA guidelines. Instructors are approved with the AHA and courses are taught at the college and throughout the community. Individuals may enroll in the courses or employers may contract with the college to train their employees. See the list of AHA courses

Dental or Nursing CEUs for License Renewal

Allow us to assist you with meeting your CEU requirements as a dental or nursing professional. The college offers both face-to-face and online classes to satisfy your state licensure requirement. Learn more about Healthcare & Emergency Services.

EMT Program

Prepare to be an Emergency Medical Technician! The curriculum follows the National EMS Education Standards. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the national registry exam. Learn more about the EMT program

Nurse Aide Program

Nurse aides are in great demand in the healthcare industry.  In fact, nurse aide job growth is projected to increase 11% from 2016 to 2026. The program is offered each semester and can be completed in 8-9 weeks. Learn more about the Nurse Aide program and the application process

Public Safety Training Center

The PSTC provides modern training classes and nationally-recognized certification testing for the region’s emergency responders. It provides various approved Pennsylvania State Fire Academy courses in addition to custom aggressive training programs. These courses are available for scheduling at local fire stations and the PSTC.

Computer Courses

Do you need to enhance your computer skills or learn new ones? All computer courses are conducted in an interactive learning environment. Additionally, the college offers Computer Boot Camps that meet for one day that are fast-paced and the perfect solution to learn a program or receive guided instruction quickly. Classes include:

  • Introduction to Web Design
  • CSS Fundamentals
  • Computers for Plus 50
  • Excel Boot Camp
  • And more! 

Father and Daughter in Baking ClassPersonal Enrichment

Whether you want to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill or language, brush up on your history or discover a new fitness routine, a variety of classes are offered for learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests at affordable prices and convenient times. Topics include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fitness/Health
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Law & Money
  • Personal Interest
  • And more! 

College for Kids

Westmoreland is committed to lifelong learning and success, starting even before the college level. Classes and camps are offered for children and youth ages 6 through 17. Opportunities are available to explore careers, enhance sports skills, learn to cook and so much more. 

Parental Guidelines

  • Accompany your child to the classroom. 
  • Provide emergency contact information. 
  • Come to the classroom at dismissal each day. 
  • Be prompt in dropping off and picking up your child. 

Classes at a Location Close to You

In addition to Youngwood, Westmoreland holds Continuing Education classes at other locations.

Online Courses

Westmoreland partners with Education to Go to offer hundreds of noncredit online courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Classes are highly interactive  and led by expert instructors. New course sections begin monthly and start as low as $115. Visit our Online Instruction Center to see available courses, start dates and fees