Courses for Career and Technical Educators working towards a Vocational Certification

Courses for Career and Technical Educators working towards a Vocational Certification

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Course: HIST 021 - American Civilization since 1877

Date(s): Saturdays, March 25, April 1, and April 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., plus web
Location: Penn State Harrisburg 

Course overview: American Civilization since 1877 is designed as a survey of American history, covering the period from 1877 to the present.  The course  seeks to introduce students to salient events, developments, and themes of American history since 1877. Chief among the topics covered are Reconstruction, Westward expansion and the decline of the Native American, the industrial revolution, urbanization, immigration, Gilded Age culture and politics, the labor movement, the New South, Populism, imperialism, Progressivism, segregation and African-American response, the women's movement, World War I, politics and culture in the 'Twenties, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, post-war prosperity, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the disillusionment of the 'Seventies', the Reagan revolution, and America in the post-Cold War era. The social and ideological diversity of the American experience is a prominent theme of History 021.

Course: ED PSY 014 - Learning and Instruction

Date(s): Monday - Thursday, June 26 - 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Location: Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School

Course overview: Psychology of human learning applied toward the achievement of educational goals; evaluation of learning outcomes.

Course: CAS 100 - Effective Speech

Date(s): Monday - Thursday, July 10 - 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., plus web
Location: Dauphin County Technical School

Course overview: Effective Speech is a course in public speaking that is required of all Penn State University students. The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences is proud to be the home for this important course, and we take seriously our mission to provide students with the confidence, expertise, and skills to speak in public and group settings about important topics in our society.

Course: EDTHP 115 - Education in American Society

Date(s): Monday - Thursday, July 24 - 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., plus web
Location: Dauphin County Technical School

Course overview: Introduction to the development of educational institutions, with emphasis on historical, philosophical, and sociological forces, and on problems of equity.

To Register

First time attending Penn State, please complete the required non-degree application before registering for this course. Click here.

  1. Meet with your adviser and plan your course schedule.
  2. Internet registration is available using LionPath. Login with your user ID and password and proceed to registration.
  3. Select Harrisburg as the location.
  4. Select the subject.
  5. Type course number.
  6. If you have missed two consecutive semesters, you must complete a Resume Study form and be approved through the office of your major prior to registration. If you missed just one semester, please contact Enrollment Services at (717) 948-6020.


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