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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Bookkeeping Certificate
The Bookkeeping certificate program prepares students to be successful in the
bookkeeping and introductory accounting profession. Students completing this
certificate will have the opportunity to obtain knowledge in the core areas of
mathematics, accounting concepts and practices, and technology used in the industry.
The objective of the Bookkeeping certificate program is to provide students with the
knowledge and skills to start or continue a successful career in the field of accountancy
or to transfer to another degree to include Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small
Business Management, and Business.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of software applications common to
the accounting profession.
• Demonstrate the ability to compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep
financial records complete.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a group of 6 core courses to total 18 credits.
Bookkeeping Core Courses – 18 credits
ACC100 Accounting I
ACC110 Accounting II
ACC200 Managerial Accounting
ACC210 Data Management Applications
MTH105 College Algebra
TEC103 Survey of Windows
*Bookkeeping core courses must be taken at Central Penn College. There will be no
transfer credits accepted for Bookkeeping core courses.

Customer Relation Skills for the Insurance Industry Certificate
The Customer Relation Skills for the Insurance Industry certificate program prepares
students to successfully earn their Pennsylvania insurance license and begin working
as an insurance agent or broker. Students completing this certificate will have the
opportunity to obtain knowledge in the core areas of communications, sales, accounting,
marketing, business law and insurance. The objective of the Customer Relation Skills for
the Insurance Industry certificate program is to provide students with the knowledge
and skills to start or continue a successful career in the field of Insurance or to transfer
to another degree to include Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management,
Communications, or Business.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate an understanding of risk management and insurance to include
the types of insurance available, areas of risk covered by each, and their legal
implications
• Explain the importance of earning trust, communicating effectively, creating
value proposals, and building customer relationships in order to utilize customer
relationship management in successful selling
• Explain the communication process, including listening skills, nonverbal cues, and
barriers to communication.

Program Requirements
Students are required to take a group of 6 core courses to total 18 credits.
Core Courses- 18 credits
BUS105 Fundamentals of Selling
BUS115 Business Accounting
BUS230 Principles of marketing
BUS335 Insurance
COM101 Introduction to Human Communications
LGS250 Business Law
*These core courses must be taken at Central Penn College, and no transfer credits will
be accepted for this program.

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
The Phlebotomy Technician certificate prepares students to take their Phlebotomy
Technician Certification (CPT) through the NHA (National Healthcare Association).
Program Learning Outcomes
• Verify patient/donor identity
• Perform blood collection
• Collect, store, and process blood, urine, and other specimens for laboratory testing
• Perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests
• Develop a confident and professional image to meet the changing needs
of healthcare

The Phlebotomy Technician certificate is a part of the Associate in Applied Science
Medical Assisting degree program. This certificate provides graduates with the clinical
and administrative skills necessary to be a successful allied health care professional. The
Phlebotomy Technician certificate prepares students to work at a hospital, diagnostic
laboratory, blood donor center, or private medical offices. Students in this allied health
program will learn how to prepare CLIA-waived laboratory tests, collect and process
specimens for lab testing and medications, and maintain
medical records.

The NHA certification exam is designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills associated
with the performance of tasks required for entry-level practice. Candidates who are
successful in passing the certification examination will be awarded credentials indicating
their certification status.
*The cost for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) is $115.00.

Admission Requirements
Applicants for the Phlebotomy Technician certificate must have a minimum GPA of a
2.20 from the last school attended or have a passing GED score to be considered for
acceptance. Applicants must have successfully completed two sciences (C or higher)
and one math course (C or higher) in high school or college. In addition applicants are
required to submit two reference forms. Reference forms can be attained through the
admissions office. If the student does not meet this criteria they are able to file an
appeal for acceptance to the Program Director.
*For Veteran Students Only – Central Penn College will review a student’s prior credits,
but does not guarantee that any will be acceptable for transfer into the Phlebotomy
Technician certificate program

Program Requirements
Students are required to take a group of 6 core courses associated with the Medical
Assisting program to total 18 credits.
Phlebotomy Core Courses – 18 credits
ALH108 Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
ALH112 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I
ALH122 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II
ALH145 Allied Health Procedures
ALH310 Medical Laboratory
ALH255 Medical Law and Ethics
*Phlebotomy core courses must be taken at Central Penn College. There will be no
transfer credits accepted for Phlebotomy core courses.

Progression in the Phlebotomy Certificate
All (100%) of the competencies must be passed with an 80% or higher to successfully
complete all core courses and progress in the program. All required courses of the
Phlebotomy Technician certificate program must be passed with a “C” or higher.

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