Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate

Starting and running a business is challenging enough. Why do it the hard way?

Take care of your business with the Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate program. Learn the business essentials that will save you time and money… and help you make more money in the long run as a business owner.

This 9-month program is perfect for people who want to learn business essentials fast, so they can either start their own business or make their current business even more successful.

Build Your Business

Small businesses are the engine of the economy. They drive innovation… solve problems… and create jobs. And despite the challenges, the best entrepreneurs––through knowledge, skills and hard work––find ways to succeed.

Pivoting for the Unprecedented

This new certificate program includes specific, pandemic-related content, with the purpose of enabling current and future entrepreneurs to adapt and pivot quickly when circumstances change.

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Courses

Business Accounting
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Human Resources
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Consumer Behavior (elective - must take 1)
Business Law (elective - must take 1)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Context of Crisis (elective - must take 1)

Careers in this field include

  • Small Business Owner
  • Restaurateur
  • Software / App Developer
  • Landscaper
  • Web Developer
  • Franchisee
  • Event Planner
  • Tradesperson

People who thrive in this field

  • Self-starter
  • Risk-taker
  • Adventurous
  • Bold
  • Leader
  • Creative
  • Hard-working
  • Problem-solver

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“If you’re a current business owner and want to get better at running your business, this program is for you. Future entrepreneurs––get the business background you need to succeed!”

– Benjamin Lipschutz, Interim Dean of Professional Studies

Medical Assisting Diploma Program

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference, consider Central Penn’s new Medical Assisting Diploma Program.

Medical assistants are one of the unsung heroes of the healthcare profession. They are talented, versatile healthcare professionals who perform both clinical and administrative duties. They are often one of the first healthcare workers patients see and interact with when they visit a physician’s office.

Jobs in Medical Assisting are expected to grow 19% through 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Factors fueling this job growth include:

  • The predicted surge in the number of physicians’ offices and outpatient care facilities
  • Technological advancements
  • A growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment

Medical Assisting Diploma courses are exclusively offered in-person during the day at Central Penn College’s Lancaster Center.

What does a Medical Assistant do?

  • Rooming patients
  • Checking and recording vital signs
  • Taking a complete medical history of the patient
  • Administering medications
  • Assisting the provider with minor office procedures
  • Drawing blood
  • Scheduling referral appointments for patients

A New Certificate Program

  • 12 Months – 9 months of coursework, 3-month internship
  • 30 Credits – 24 course credits, 6 for internship
  • Daytime, in-person classes at the Lancaster Center
  • High-demand, healthcare career
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Medical Assisting Diploma Program
Medical Assisting Diploma Program

Courses

MA Clinical Education I
MA Clinical Education II
MA Clinical Education III
MA Administrative Skills I
MA Administrative Skills II
Healthcare Insurance
Structure, Function, & Disease of the Human Body I
Structure, Function, & Disease of the Human Body II
Structure, Function, & Disease of the Human Body III

Careers in this field include

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Medical Claims Examiner

People who thrive in this field

  • Empathetic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Customer-friendly
  • Compassionate
  • Collaborative
  • Organized
  • Versatile
  • Nonjudgmental
  • Enjoys working with others

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“Medical assistants play a critical role in delivering compassionate care to patients at physician offices and outpatient care facilities. If you’re a person who likes interacting with people and who enjoys helping others, then a career as a Medical Assistant could be extremely fulfilling for you!”

– Nikki Marhefka, Program Director, Medical Assistings

Medical Billing & Coding Certificate

Jobs in Medical Billing & Coding are expected to grow 11% through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Medical Billing & Coding professionals (certified and non-certified) earn an average salary of $54,890, up 5.8% from last year’s average salary of $51,889. Medical coders without certification earn approximately $42,015 per year while certified professional coders on average earn $55,923 annually—33% more than their non-certified colleagues, according to the American Academy of Professional Coders. Ready to go? Apply today!

What Does a Medical Billing Coder Do?

  • Record and process patient data including treatment records, insurance information, bills and payments.
  • Set-up payment plans for patients.
  • Organize and verify patient records, bills and statements.
  • Code patients’ diagnoses and requests payment from insurance companies or individuals.

A New 9-Month Certificate Program

  • 18 Credits
  • 9 Months
  • Online classes
  • High-demand, healthcare career
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Medical Billing & Coding Certificate
Medical Billing & Coding Certificate

Courses

Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology I
Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology II
Medical Insurance
Diagnostic Coding
Procedural Coding

Careers in this field include

  • Certified Medical Coder
  • Medical Billing & Coding Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Dental Insurance Coder
  • Practice Coordinator

People who thrive in this field

  • Detail-oriented
  • Customer-friendly
  • Problem-solver
  • Good with numbers
  • Collaborative
  • Independent worker
  • Multi-tasker
  • Enjoys working with others

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“Medical coders play a key role in the success of both medical and dental practices. This new certificate program provides students the knowledge and skills they need to join this growing healthcare field.”

– Anne Bizup, Interim Dean of Health Sciences

Personal Training Certificate (non-credit)

Have you ever thought about a career as a personal trainer? Or starting a “side hustle” teaching exercise classes at the fitness center or gym?

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you love spending time in the gym… learning new exercises… trying different workouts?

If so, get certified… with our 10-week Personal Training certificate course. The whole focus of this program is to prepare you to pass the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam in the allotted two-and-a-half-hour time. Your $349 fee for this exam is included with your program cost.

Preparing for the 150-question exam on your own can be challenging. Why not let our expert professor guide you through the complex concepts? The instructor will be there to clarify the detailed section on kinesiology… answer your questions on physiology… and help you master all the material, so you are in the best position to pass the exam.

Personal Training Certificate
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Shape Your Future

Personal trainers are in high demand by gyms, fitness studios and exercise programs. In addition, many people hire certified personal trainers to work one-on-one with them on improving their health and fitness.

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The Course

  • 10 weeks
  • All online
  • Taught by an ACSM-certified faculty member
  • Cost: $900, including the $349 ACSM exam fee

What You Will Learn

During this 10-week, online Personal Training course, you will gain an increased level of competence with:

  • A core focus on body sciences – anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Personal trainer certification preparation
  • Client intake and assessment, fitness screening and design of personal fitness programs
  • Motivational techniques, goal setting and long-term sustainability of health habits
  • All subjects covered by the ACSM exam

Courses

Personal Training

Careers in this field include

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Coach
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Lifestyle Consultant
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Gym Manager

People who thrive in this field

  • Motivated
  • Health Conscious
  • Goal-Directed
  • Hard Worker
  • Focused
  • Open-Minded
  • Good with People
  • Empathetic
  • Effective Listener

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“If you love going to the gym… learning new exercises… and have thought about becoming a personal trainer, then this course is for you.”

– Dr. Matt Casale, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant

Phlebotomy Technician

Thinking about changing careers? Are you good with people? Cool under pressure? Becoming a Phlebotomy Technician might be the career you’ve been looking for.

Draw On Our Expertise

In as little as nine months, you could be working in the healthcare field. Our 18-credit Phlebotomy Technician certificate program prepares you for this high-demand career.

Students who successfully complete the coursework will have the opportunity to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). CPT jobs are projected to grow by 25% through 2026.*

As a student in this program, you’ll learn how to perform blood collection… conduct CLIA-waived laboratory tests… verify patient identity… collect, store and process blood, urine and other specimens for laboratory testing… and much more.

The Phlebotomy Technician postsecondary certificate is part of the Medical Assisting associate degree. As a Phlebotomy Technician, you could work at a hospital, diagnostic laboratory, blood donor center or private medical office.

*Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm

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Courses

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I & II
Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
Allied Health Procedures
Medical Law and Ethics
Medical Laboratory

Careers in this field include

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Certified Phlebotomist

People who thrive in this field

  • Caring
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Possess grace under pressure
  • People Person
  • Calm demeanor
  • Super-focused

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“Becoming a Phlebotomy Technician is a great way to enter the growing healthcare field.”

– Dr. Krista Wolfe, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Telehealth Certificate (non-credit)

Central Penn College’s five-week Telehealth Certificate course is completed 100% online and is affordable for healthcare practices, healthcare administrators and professionals who consult in the healthcare field.

Central Penn College has pledged to be a solutions provider in this time of national crisis. There has been a call to action for hospitals and clinical practitioners to accelerate telemedicine and telehealth services. To provide assistance and to help ensure these services are offered with sound and ethical practices in mind, we are launching a highly valuable, online Telehealth Certificate of Completion.  

Course Details

  • Fully online
  • Accelerated – five-week course
  • Non-degree and non-credit
  • Affordable – Now $500, all-inclusive
  • Taught by certified medical professionals

What you’ll learn

  • Delivering high-quality telehealth services to patients
  • Providing a high standard of care and customer service through virtual interactions
  • Protecting patient privacy in a digital environment
  • Understanding the legal and ethical dilemmas involved
  • Examining implications for scheduling, patient flow, follow-up, billing and documentation
  • Implementing best practices for telehealth services in your organization

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Telehealth Certificate of Completion

Careers in this field include

  • Medical professionals
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Healthcare Consultants

People who thrive in this field

  • Compassionate
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible
  • Multi-tasker
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Organized

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“This course was designed to assist the medical community by educating ourselves on alternate ways to provide services to our patients. Patient safety and access to care are our number one priorities as medical professionals. Our hope is that this course will assist healthcare professionals to effectively and efficiently deliver telehealth services through the implementation of best practices.”
Krista Wolfe DPT, ATC

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