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Porreco College
2951 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814) 836-1955 or
(814) 732-2544
Fax: (814) 833-2085

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Personal Enrichment & Professional Development

Whether you want to accelerate your career, deepen professional skills, offer employee training, or simply learn new things, Edinboro University offers a wide range of personal enrichment and professional development programs.

Community Music School

Further your education and expand skills by taking Personal Enrichment and Professional Development courses through Edinboro University. We offer courses at Edinboro University, at Porreco College, and online. 

In addition, we offer customized employee training for businesses and organizations through Contract Training, Leadership University and WEDnetPA. These classes can be completed on campus or at a location of your choice. Many are available online, as well.

Spring 2017

Introduction to SolidWorks

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 14 - April 13, 2017 (no class March 14 & 16)
5:00-7:30 pm
(8 weeks, 2 classes each week)
Edinboro University Main Campus
Cooper Science Hall - G07 CAD Lab
Instructor: Doug Kuhn
Course Fee: $1,295
Registration (PDF)

This 40-hour class is intended to teach new users the basic tools of SolidWorks and good 3D modeling techniques. The course covers: The SolidWorks interface, basic part modeling, assemblies, drawings, and Simulation Express. This class is intended for people with no or limited SolidWorks training, however familiarity of the Windows OS is necessary. Instruction is focused on the processes of SolidWorks rather than the individual commands. At the conclusion of this course, students will have a good understanding of the SolidWorks interface and the most commonly used commands, and will posess all the required knowledge to pass the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam.

For more information, view the program flyer.

Reiki 1 Certification Class

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Edinboro University Main Campus
303B Frank G. Pogue Student Center
Instructor: Peg Crawford, LMHC, Reiki Master Teacher
Course Fee: $150
Registration (PDF)

This class is for individuals in human service professions who wish to learn how to use/provide Reiki Energy Healing in conjunction with their current therapy practice in physical, emotional and/or spiritual health. It is appropriate for counselors, social workers, mental health practitioners, addiction counselors, doctors, nurses, clergy, physical therapists, massage therapists and any individual who provides therapeutic and healing services/arts.

For more information, view the program flyer

Rejuvenate Your Retirement: An Educational Course for Retirees

The Porreco College of Edinboro University
Tuesdays, May 16 and 23, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm
Wednesdays, May 24 and 31, 2017, 9:30-11:30 am

Edinboro University – Frank G. Pogue Student Center
Thursdays, May 11 and 18, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm

Registration (PDF) | Informational Fyer

Passport to Retirement: Your "How to" Guide for Financial Success

The Porreco College of Edinboro University
Thursdays, June 1 and 8, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuesdays, June 6 and 13, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm

Edinboro University – Frank G. Pogue Student Center
Wednesdays, June 7 and 14, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm

Registration (PDF) | Informational Fyer

Bridging the Gap: An Overview of Military Veteran Culture and Implications for Social Work Practice

Friday, June 9, 2017
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Edinboro University Main Campus
Butterfield Hall, Room 134
Course Fee: $75 ($60 early bird registration by May 26; Ask about student discount)

Now, more than ever, students, faculty, social work practitioners, other human service and health professionals need preparation about the challenges veterans, military personnel, and their families encounter. Since 2001, nearly 3 million men and women have volunteered to serve and will make the transition to civilian life. There are over 22 million veterans in the U.S. general populace and less than 1% of Americans have enlisted in military service over the past 15 years. According to the PEW Research Center (2011), 84% of post-9/11 veterans believe that the American public has no understanding of the challenges facing this generation of veterans and military families.

Registration (PDF) | Informational Fyer

Community Music School

The Department of Music and Theatre at Edinboro University offers members of the Edinboro, Erie, Meadville and surrounding communities private instruction on various musical instruments and voice. If you or your child is interested in beginning or continuing music instruction, please consider the Community Music School as an option. Our professors and instructors look forward to working with you as you begin or continue your life-long association with music.

Spring Session course offerings (January 28-May 5, 2017)

Available Year-Round

NEW! Online E-Learning Healthcare Courses

These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. Each course was developed to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to excel in a professional healthcare environment. Click here to learn more about these exciting new programs, or visit us online at to experience a Course Demo.

Additional Online Short Courses (Ed2Go)

Quickbooks 2016 Series
Accounting Fundamentals
Accounting Fundamentals II
Math Refresher
Beginning Writer’s Workshop
Discover Digital Photography
Fundamentals of Supervision & Management
Building Teams That Work
Effective Business Writing
Grammar Refresher
Supervision & Management Series
A to Z Grant Writing
Adobe Value Suite
Basic Computer Skills Suite
SAT/ACT Prep Series
Fundamentals of Technical Writing
Introduction to Photoshop
Resume Writing Workshop
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
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Online Professional Courses with Certifications (Ed2GoPRO)

Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Master, with Exam Voucher
Certified Bookkeeper
Human Resources Professional
Project Management
Microsoft Office Specialist, with Exam Voucher
Paralegal, with Exam Voucher
Preston Bailey’s Fundamentals of Floral Design
Preston Bailey’s Intermediate Floral Design
Project Management Essentials, with CAPM® Prep
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer Exam Preparation (voucher included)
View additional courses »

Lifelong Learning Institute

Numerous events and programs offered by a consortium of local colleges, including Edinboro University. View the upcoming schedule.