Learn Something New with Continuing Education Courses
Continuing Education Update - March 17, 2020
Continuing Education classes are postponed beginning today, March 17, until further notice. This includes Nurse Aide, Police Academy, and Public Safety Training Center courses, both on-site and off-site. When classes resume, they will begin where they left off.
Continuing Education Classes Update - March 13, 2020
Continuing Education classes will continue be held as scheduled. This includes American Heart Association classes.
Westmoreland provides noncredit classes and customized training to support the region’s economic and workforce development as well as to promote lifelong learning.
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
How to Register
Call Telephone Registration at 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103 ext. 4204.
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:
- Data Analysis Boot Camp
- Communication in the Workplace
- Google Apps
- Excel Advanced Features
- Marketing with Social Media
- And more! See the Business & Professional Development schedule
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 here.
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.
ServSafe is a study of food and the methods needed to control contamination and microbial growth. Students gain academic credits in addition to certification by attending the ServSafe blended class that combines face-to-face and online delivery. Students can also attend the noncredit class that is a combination of self-study and face-to-face class time. Check out the Continuing Education schedule for more information.
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:
- Windows 10
- Computers for Plus 50
- Word Boot Camp
- Wireless Security
- And more! View the Continuing Education schedule
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
- Languages & Culture
- Law & Money
- Personal Interest
- Pet Care
- Safe Driving
- And more! View the Continuing Education schedule
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, prepare for college entrance exams, learn to cook and so much more.
- Complete a Continuing Education Emergency Contact Form and bring it to class (forms will also be available in the classroom).
- 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.
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.
- The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver does not apply to Ed2go courses.