Become a lifelong learner as you explore PennWest Edinboro's wide range of educational programs available to businesses, organizations, professionals, job seekers and members of the community.

Whether you’re an early childhood professional who needs additional training, a teacher seeking Act 48 courses, a professional wishing to enhance your career, a business owner or agency director wanting to offer advanced training to your staff, or just someone who desires to expand your horizons with new knowledge—we have something for you.

Online Programs

There's something for everyone in Edinboro's convenient online programs.

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. Visit us online at to experience a Course Demo and to learn more about these exciting new programs!

Online Short Courses (Ed2Go)


Online Professional Courses with Certifications (Ed2Go)


IT Bootcamps

AI Machine Learning Bootcamp

AI Machine Learning ThumbnailLearn to apply various AI and ML concepts in real-life projects in a variety of job roles, such as AI and ML researchers, entry-level data scientists, AI and ML developers, and more. Additionally, you’ll prepare to pass the Microsoft Azure AI certification (MS AI-102), which allows you to work as an AI Engineer.

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Cybersecurity ThumbnailGet hands-on training to identify, control, prevent, and resolve corporate data breaches and cybersecurity incidents using Python programming, ethical hacking, and more. You’ll also prepare to pass CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySa+, Pentest+, and EC-Council CEH certification exams.

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Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp

Web Development ThumbnailEarn the skills and knowledge necessary to become a full stack web developer. You will explore key concepts related to databases for web applications and several front-end to backend programming/scripting languages such as Python, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, and React.

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Face-To-Face on Edinboro Campus

Take advantage of these on-campus programs.

Leadership University

Enroll in this customized professional program that provides supervisory leadership training for managers.

Leadership University provides a series of six 8-hour classes on supervisory leadership skills for managers for a total of 48 hours of training. The schedule and format is determined based on the needs of the individual company or organization. Participants who successfully complete all six classes will receive a supervisory leadership certificate from PennWest Edinboro.

The coursework in the program is designed to provide business professionals with the necessary skills for effective supervisory leadership. Courses are taught by university faculty or professional instructors with strong academic or professional backgrounds in communication and management, as well as professional and consulting experience. The courses offer practical content for professionals using a variety of active learning approaches including case study analysis, role-playing, and simulations among other techniques. All courses offer a high degree of interactivity to engage adult professional learners.

All courses can be located at PennWest Edinboro Main Campus in Edinboro or on-site at your location. To schedule this program or for inquiries, contact Beth Zewe at (814) 732-1420 or For more information, view the Leadership University flyer.

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Contract Training

University-wide expertise is focused toward meeting the region’s specific workforce needs, providing a customized and flexible program to enhance workers’ skills and to support success.

Corporations, government agencies, healthcare organizations and nonprofit groups benefit from contracted training solutions offered by PennWest Edinboro’s Department of Continuing Education. This customized training leverages University-wide talent and expertise to meet the specific workforce needs of Erie County and the wider region. It provides a flexible, tailored way to enhance workers’ skills and support their success.

Individual educational programs include leadership development, business skills, communication, conflict resolution, stress management and a variety of other options. Each program encompasses a commitment to academic rigor, flexible formats and a focus on learning within the context of the organization.

Edinboro works with employers and organizations in the community to provide high-quality, affordable training that is custom-designed to fit their needs, schedules and choice of location. Classes can be offered in the workplace, online or at additional locations in the community.

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Lifelong Learning Institute

Discover numerous events and programs offered by a consortium of local colleges, including PennWest Edinboro.

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Al Stone Lecture Series

Enjoy an open, friendly dialogue-based lecture series, free and open to the public.

Al Stone Lecture Series Lectures begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of PennWest Edinboro. The environment is friendly and encourages dialogue rather than a lengthy talk.

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Contact Us

Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Reeder Hall, 3rd Floor

219 Meadville St.
Edinboro, PA 16444

Beth Zewe
Executive Director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 814-732-1420
Fax: 814-732-2153

Jordan McMillan
Administrative Support
Phone: 814-732-1250