Continuing Education Offers Leadership For Engineers Certificate

In today's global marketplace, engineers who possess both technical and leadership skills can move to the front of the talent pool.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is offering a new certificate program for engineers entitled Leadership for Engineers starting in January of 2016. This credit certificate program is designed to enhance an engineers' technical education with essential leadership competencies. There are 3 courses that will be offered in the format of one evening course per semester. An academic credential from Penn State is awarded after completing all three courses (8-9 credits total).

The first course is Project Management for Professionals (3 credits), ENGR 405. It will be offered on Monday evenings at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman starting on January 11, 2016. The course will also be available via interactive video to the Hazleton and Worthington Scranton campuses of Penn State, and also the Northern Tier Center in Towanda.

Leadership in organizations (3 credits) ENGR 409 and Leadership Principles (2-3 credits) ENGR 408 will be offered in the summer and fall of 2016. An engineer can earn this academic credential from Penn State in the 2016 calendar year.

The certificate is designed for engineering professionals who have recently taken on a leadership role or anticipate one in the future. The certificate provides education on leadership skills in a conveniently assembled credit certificate. An undergraduate degree in any engineering discipline is a prerequisite.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

For additional information and to register, contact Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre at (570) 675-9253 or [email protected]