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Info Sessions set for New IST Certificate at Penn State, The Lancaster Center

10/25/2011 —

Penn State, The Lancaster Center is offering a new credit certificate for spring in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Information sessions are set for Tuesday, Oct. 25 from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4:30, and Wednesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the center located at 1383 Arcadia Road (Farm and Home Center), Lancaster. The event is free and open to the public.

This certificate focuses on technology topics that are critically important to employers in the workplace today. Designed with the adult student in mind, this 13-credit certificate offers an excellent way to begin or resume a college education and is an important credential to add to a résumé. Credits earned in the certificate can also be applied toward a degree. Courses in the certificate are offered on Saturdays and begin in January 2012.

This program is delivered in a part-time basis, one course at a time. If you have a degree in a field other than information technology, adding an IST credential to your résumé may be beneficial to your career. If you’re just starting in the information technology field or need a formal academic credential, this part-time, short-term certificate can be a great solution.

A Penn State certificate will be granted upon successful completion of the following four courses: Information, People, and Technology (IST 110), Organization of Data (IST 210), Networking and Telecommunications (IST 220), and New Media and the Web (IST 250).

Information on financial aid eligibility for part-time students enrolled din credit certificate program is available. Tuition reimbursement from employers is accepted with verification of eligibility.

To learn more about this program and other offered at the center, visit their website, call (717) 299-7667, or follow them on Facebook.

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