Learn Something New with Continuing Education Courses
Dear Westmoreland Friends,
The past few months have been challenging in many ways, and we want to provide you with opportunities to continue to learn, grow and have fun with the activities we offer.
We are excited to offer new classes and Club Westly, along with the usual popular courses.
Choose the class format that works best for you:
- In-person in classrooms at our Youngwood campus
- Remote via Zoom with classes being conducted online live
- Online that allows you to access course content at your leisure
In this current climate, changes to the schedule may occur. It will be important for you to check back to the website for updates.
Thank you for taking classes at Westmoreland. New ideas for classes are always welcome.
Stay safe and healthy.
Vice President, Continuing Education, Workforce & Community Development
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:
- Introduction to Data Analysis
- Microsoft Power BI
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Sixth Edition
- Tips for Working Remotely
- 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 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.
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
- Excel Boot Camp
- And more!
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
- Law & Money
- Personal Interest
- Safe Driving
- 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.
- 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