Central Penn College: Dedicated to High-Demand Careers with Hands-On Learning

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Great news for graduates! According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)’s Job Outlook 2024 Spring Update, the job market is booming [1]. Nearly 83% of employers anticipate increasing or maintaining hiring for the Class of 2024, leaving a positive outlook for graduates with the right skills.

This is where Central Penn College comes in. We’ve made a strategic decision to focus on what we do best: providing career-focused programs in Business and Healthcare, which align perfectly with the industries experiencing significant growth.

Why Choose Central Penn College?

At Central Penn College, we understand that a strong foundation in theory is essential, but so is practical experience. That’s why our programs are designed to equip you with the skills employers are looking for. 

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Hands-on learning: Our curriculum emphasizes practical experience through labs, simulations, and internships.
  • Supportive faculty: Our instructors are industry professionals who bring real-world experience into the classroom, ensuring you learn the latest skills and trends.
  • Flexible scheduling: Accelerated 11-week terms and a year-round schedule allow you to earn your bachelor’s degree in just three years if you attend full-time. We also offer a variety of convenient course formats, including day, evening, in-person, online, and hybrid classes, to fit your busy schedule.
  • Focus on in-demand fields: Our Business and Healthcare programs align with the projected job growth areas highlighted in the NACE report.

Aligning with Industry Growth

The NACE report indicates strong growth in several sectors, and Central Penn College offers a variety of programs that position you for success in these high-demand fields:

  • Business – Pursue a bachelor’s in Accounting or Business Administration with concentrations in Human Resource Management (10.3% growth projected by 2030), Marketing (18.6% growth projected by 2030), Healthcare Administration (27.1% growth projected by 2030) or Sports Management. Associate degrees are also available in Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, and Marketing.
  • Healthcare – Our healthcare programs include a bachelor’s Healthcare Management (27.1% growth projected by 2030) or Health Science, along with associate in Medical Assisting (10.5% growth projected by 2030), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Surgical Technology. We also offer certificate programs in Medical Assisting, Dental Assistant (14.7% growth projected by 2030), and other healthcare specialties.

What Employers Look for Today

The NACE report also reveals a shift in how employers screen candidates.  GPA is no longer the top priority.  Instead, employers value:

  • Academic major that aligns with the job – Our focused programs ensure a strong foundation in your chosen field.
  • Industry internships – Many of our programs offer internship opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience.
  • Demonstrated skills and competencies – Our hands-on learning approach equips you with the skills employers need.

Get Started at Central Penn College

With a focus on in-demand fields, hands-on learning, real-world internships and a supportive faculty, Central Penn College can help you launch your career in today’s growing job market. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help you achieve your goals.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers 1: https://www.naceweb.org/

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