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Porreco College
2951 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814) 836-1955 or
(814) 732-2544
(814) 833-2085
Email
Porreco_college@edinboro.edu

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Continuing Education / Personal Enrichment


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 continuing education programs.

Community Music School

Further your education and expand skills by taking Continuing Education courses though 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.

Summer 2016

Act 48 Professional Development Classes

Got Google? Using Apps for Education to Support the Common Core State Standards
June 13-24, 2016
Online
Instructor: Kristin Webber
Course Fee: $300

Gaining S.T.E.(A).M. in Early Childhood
June 20-July 15, 2016
Online
Instructor: Karen Lindeman
Course Fee: $300

Show Me the Money: Grant Writing Basics for Classroom Teachers
August 1-15, 2016
Online
Instructor: Stacie Wolbert
Course Fee: $300

Engaging one-credit online courses provide practical training needed in your classroom. EU can also develop courses customized to your needs. Learn more or register today.

Run Like a Girl: Empowering Women in Leadership

Tuesdays, July 19-August 23, 2016, 6-9 pm, (6 classes)
Porreco College
Instructors: Lena Surzhko-Harned and Caitlin Handerhan
Course Fee: $725
Due to low enrollment, this class has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Zewe at zewe@edinboro.edu.

Women continue to be under represented in all levels of the government. The 114th United States Congress is only 20% women, the highest level of representation in American history. With so few women in elected office and positions of leadership, it is imperative that women have the support, skills, and tools to run a successful campaign and assume positions of leadership. This course covers a wide range of topics designed to prepare women for public service. Whatever your goals are to enhance your career in the professional field, run for local or national office, or increase your involvement in the community, this course offers a wide range of knowledge about politics, electoral process, campaign organization, and strategy. You will also develop and hone important skills such as the use of social media, fundraising tactics, public speaking and presentations, and debate. This course should be interesting to professional women, advocates, activities, not-for-profit managers and anyone who is interested in leadership.

Creating a Hosted WordPress Website 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 2-11, 2016, 6-8 pm (4 classes)
Porreco College
Instructor: Toni Malena
Course Fee: $350
Online Registration | Print Registration (PDF)

Looking to build and maintain a website for your new business or online portfolio – without having to learn special coding? In this class, you’ll learn how to create a content management website with WordPress.org. The popular publishing platform allows you to create stunning websites with thousands of themes and plugins at your fingertips. In this class, we’ll walk you through each step of the process, including purchasing a domain and hosting, setting up your WordPress website, making use of themes available to you for purchase, adding content and using plugins. At the end of the class, you will walk away with a fully functional website. 

Prerequisites: Student should be willing to pay for a domain name and hosting (approximately $100 a year); Students may want to purchase a custom theme during class (approximately $30-$75); If students don’t have prior experience with either the WordPress.com hosted version or the self-hosted WordPress.org, or other Web publishing tools, students should have a strong familiarity with the Internet and very good computer skills. Programming knowledge is not required.

This course is designed for small business owners looking to get their information out on the web, students/recent graduates wanting to building their online portfolio, designer with or without programming capabilities.

Child Care Professional Training

Edinboro University offers courses leading to credentials in early childhood education. Click here for more information.

Director Credential
ECED 120 Intro to Early Childhood
June 6 - July 7, 2016
Online

ECED 210 Play/Learning App to ECE
July 11 - August 10, 2016
Online

Child Development Associate
ECED 150 Child Development II
July 11 - August 10, 2016
Online

ECED 210 Play/Learning App to ECE
July 11 - August 10, 2016
Online


Fall 2016

Rejuvenate Your Retirement

Thursdays, September 29 and October 6, 2016, 2:30-4:30 pm
Tuesdays, October 4 and 11, 2016, 2:30-4:30 pm
Porreco College
Online Registration | Print Registration (PDF)

Informational Fyer

Customer Service

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8:30-11:30 am (1 class)
Porreco College
Instructor: Heidi Parr Kerner
Course Fee: $140
Online Registration | Print Registration (PDF)

Porreco College of Edinboro University is offering a training program on Exceptional Customer Service on Tuesday, October 11. The program is being conducted by Heidi Parr Kerner, a nationally certified speaker and trainer. The program will cover:

  • How to deliver exceptional value to your customers.
  • Basic skills to serving others.
  • Twenty Exceptional Customer Service essential communication skills for giving better service.
  • Outstanding telephone courtesy tools and techniques.
  • Confidence and professionalism.
  • Projecting a warm and welcoming first impression.
  • Motivational tools: getting the best out of your employees.
  • Dealing with Difficult customers and complaints.

Heidi Parr Kerner has been in the field of personal and professional development for over 25 years. She is an internationally recognized seminar leader, sales trainer, networking coach and presentation skills instructor.

How to Deal with Difficult People – Managing Conflict & Confrontation 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:30-11:30 am (1 class)
Porreco College
Instructor: Heidi Parr Kerner
Course Fee: $140
Online Registration | Print Registration (PDF)

Porreco College of Edinboro University is offering training on How to Deal with Difficult People – Managing Conflict and Confrontation on Tuesday, November 8. The program is being conducted by Heidi Parr Kerner, a nationally certified speaker and trainer. You’ll discover practical, proven alternatives you can use in the most difficult, frustrating situations. Topics include:

  • "Crisis communicating" – talk your way through even the nastiest conflicts and reach an acceptable compromise!
  • What it takes to keep your own cool – and prevent others from losing theirs!
  • Start building trust, respect, and mutual understanding.
  • Stop allowing criticism to wound your ego and subvert your effectiveness
  • Stress and anger: Identify and eliminate your own deadly “triggers.”
  • How your individual personality drives your emotional responses.

Heidi Parr Kerner has been in the field of personal and professional development for over 25 years. She is an internationally recognized seminar leader, sales trainer, networking coach and presentation skills instructor.

Stress Management Training

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:30-11:30 am (1 class)
Porreco College
Instructor: Heidi Parr Kerner
Course Fee: $140
Online Registration | Print Registration (PDF)

Porreco College of Edinboro University is offering Stress Management Training on Tuesday, September 27. The program is being conducted by Heidi Parr Kerner, a nationally certified speaker and trainer. At the program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the study of stress and its impact.
  • List tactics for successful time management.
  • Explain how to prioritize and determine what is really important.
  • Demonstrate techniques for interacting with difficult people.
  • Employ physical and mental techniques for coping with stress.
  • Create reachable goals.
  • Begin implementing goals created during the session

Heidi Parr Kerner has been in the field of personal and professional development for over 25 years. She is an internationally recognized seminar leader, sales trainer, networking coach and presentation skills instructor.

Essential Sales Training

Tuesdays, September 13, 2016, 8:30-11:30 am (1 class)
Porreco College
Instructor: Heidi Parr Kerner
Course Fee: $140
Online Registration | Print Registration (PDF)

Whether you're experienced in sales, or just starting out – learn the psychology of sales to “warm up” your cold calls. If you’re afraid of being either too aggressive – or not aggressive enough – with your sales techniques, the Easy Sell Sales Method will change the way you think about "sales" forever. Topics covered:

  • How to identify your customer’s pain, and how your product or service can eliminate it.
  • The difference between selling v. educating your customers.
  • How to use success stories as a sales strategy.
  • How to overcome objections.
  • How to close the deal.

Introduction to SolidWorks

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 13 - October 27, 2016, 5:00-7:30 pm (7 weeks, 2 classes each week)
Edinboro University Main Campus
Instructor: Doug Kuhn
Course Fee: $1,295
Online Registration | Print 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.

Child Care Professional Training

Edinboro University offers courses leading to credentials in early childhood education. Click here for more information.

Director Credential
ECED 120 Intro to Early Childhood
August 29 - December 9, 2016
Edinboro University or Porreco College

ECED 200 Plan, Design, Manage EC Environment
August 29 - December 9, 2016
Edinboro University, Porreco College, or online

Child Development Associate
ECED 150 Child Development II
August 29 - December 9, 2016
Online

ECED 210 Play/Learning App to ECE
August 29 - December 9, 2016
Edinboro University

ECED 240 Children’s Literature
August 29 - December 9, 2016
Edinboro University


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 www.healthedtoday.com/edinboro 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
View additional courses » 

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.