About Central Penn College Online Programs

Central Pennsylvania College

Since 1881, we have been Pennsylvania's premier career-oriented college, all the while growing to meet the needs of our students and the demands of today's businesses. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, our standards for excellence undoubtedly are as high as those you have set for yourself. At Central Penn, your success is our mission and our numbers prove it. Central Penn provides flexible class schedules, accelerated 11-week terms and 88.2% of alumni either are employed in their field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Many find employment through their required internships. At Central Penn, approximately 90% of students receive financial aid including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Our financial planning coordinators are here to guide you every step of the way.

Associate in Science

  • Associate of Science in Accounting:- The growth of domestic and international business has led to more demand for accounting expertise and related services. This academic program provides an extensive background in company analysis, tax and cost accounting, and proficiency in the use of various software packages. Accountants supply vital data to management for use in decision-making and planning. They are also responsible for providing a detailed analysis of the past financial performance of a company. Central Penn graduates can expect to find work as a:
    • Full charge bookkeeper
    • Accountant
    • Accounts payable clerk
    • Assistant controller

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  • Computer Information Systems with Concentration in Network Management:- Begin preparation for Cisco, Microsoft, and A+, certification while you earn your Associate Degree in as little as 18 month. Prepare to meet the rapidly changing technical and professional demands of this field with our degree program. Students learn the legal and ethical considerations of technology, create working programs and relational databases, and will be able to choose from a variety of electives such as object oriented programming, database administration, and network security.

    Graduates will gain education and knowledge using Cisco, Microsoft NOS, and SQL. Industry jobs include:
    • IT sales
    • Network Support Specialist
    • Computer technician
    • Application developer
    • Computer software trainer
    • Computer Support Specialist
    • Database Support Specialist

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  • Computer Information Systems: Applications Development:- This Associate of Science degree prepare you to meet the rapidly changing technical and professional demands of this field with our degree program. Students learn the legal and ethical considerations of technology, create working programs and relational databases, and will be able to choose from a variety of electives such as object oriented programming, database administration and network security.

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  • Computer Information Systems: Database Management:- This Associate of Science degree prepare you to meet the rapidly changing technical and professional demands of this field with our degree program. Students learn the legal and ethical considerations of technology, create working programs and relational databases, and will be able to choose from a variety of electives such as object oriented programming, database administration and network security.

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  • Computer Information Systems: Network Management:- This Associate of Science degree prepare you to meet the rapidly changing technical and professional demands of this field with our degree program. Students learn the legal and ethical considerations of technology, create working programs and relational databases, and will be able to choose from a variety of electives such as object oriented programming, database administration and network security.

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  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice:- Central Penn graduates will learn to enforce laws, gather and compile statistical information, detect and apprehend criminals, prevent crime and delinquency, rehabilitate offenders, and provide safety and security to communities. Available positions can be found in: State and local police departments, Private security firms, Federal border patrol, State and federal correctional facilities, Private prison programs, Bank security and fraud prevention, Insurance investigation and fraud prevention

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  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business:- Associate of Science degree program prepares graduates for the competitive small business environment and successful management of running a business. This program is ideal for those students who have aspirations of opening their own company or running a family business. Students will gain thorough knowledge and background in marketing, finance, computer applications, accounting, sales and promotion, and management.

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  • Associate of Science in Marketing:- Our Marketing degree program prepares graduates to enter an environment where they effectively manage the process of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, based on all aspects of the consumer and resulting in some of the most important decisions made in the business world. Typical jobs include sales associate, marketing assistant, telecommunications, advertising or customer service representative, and retail management.

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Bachelor of Science

  • Accounting:- The Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting will prepare students for a fast-paced environment. This program provides an extensive background in company analysis, tax and cost accounting, proficiency in the use of various software packages, and an in-depth understanding of problem-solving and communication skills. Potential occupations include: Certified Public Accountant, Auditor, Tax Examiner, Loan Officer, Financial Analyst, Controller.

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  • Business Administration:- Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration will prepare students to meet the demands of business. This program provides an extensive business background, management preparation, human resource and communication skills, and ethics in business and society. Positions in this industry include: Strategic planning positions in business, Market researchers, Business managers & supervisors, Business-to-business sales agents, Logistics and purchasing agents.

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  • Business Administration-Finance:- Central Penn Finance graduates are able to manage the acquisition and administration of funds by businesses. They research and analyze the various types of investments available and evaluate their appropriateness to specific business and financial planning. They create and implement strategic and short-term financial strategies for financial institutions, non-financial institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals. Industry jobs include: Financial Manager, Financial Analyst, Financial Consultant, Account Executive, Loan Officer.

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  • Business Administration-Healthcare Administration:- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration graduates enter one of the fastest-growing career fields in the nation. Learn the organization and structure of components of the healthcare sector to permit development and implementation of successful management strategies within the industry, also evaluate the various financial options and strategies within and between component sectors of the healthcare industry. Healthcare Administration graduates enter one of the fastest-growing career fields in the nation.

    Career opportunities include:
    • Management and financial positions in hospital administration, retirement homes, private clinics offering medical services, substance abuse and rehabilitation clinics, federal and state programs or agencies which are directed toward healthcare services
    • Strategic planning positions in the healthcare sector or government, or the healthcare insurance industry

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  • Business Administration-Management:- Central Penn Management graduates understand accounting principles, as well as the planning and information packages used in various industries. They apply these and other management theories in a business environment, and understand the many crucial, integrated relationships required for a business to work efficiently and effectively. Graduates may enter the workforce as: Office Managers, Business Managers, Administrative Assistants, Shift Managers, Supervisors.

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  • Business Administration-Marketing:- Central Penn Marketing graduates may implement programs that are relevant and effective in marketing goods and services throughout the world, a process that requires planning, research and analysis. As a Marketing graduate, you will be able to evaluate new product introductions, advertising, market research, and international marketing. You will manage the integration of these areas into a single cohesive whole designed to maximize profitability by recognizing and meeting consumer needs. You could find work as a:
    • Business-to-Business Sales Agent
    • Sales Manager
    • Product Brand Specialist
    • Market Researcher
    • Marketing Communications Specialist
    • Logistics Personnel and Manager
    • Purchasing Agent and Manager
    • International Marketing Specialist

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  • Corporate Communications:- The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Corporate Communications is intended to train students in business-oriented communications. Graduates will be able to enter a corporate setting with substantial knowledge regarding how to write, how to best promote the interests of the business through communications, and how to deal with public relations crises. Potential jobs include: Public Relations Specialist, Media Specialist, Events Coordinator, Journalist, Speech Writer, Editor, Grant Writer, Polling and Survey Specialist, Desktop Publisher.

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  • Criminal Justice Administration:- The Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice Administration allows students to select classes aligned with their personal interests and professional goals. Graduates will be prepared to work in both the public and private sectors. Potential jobs include: County detective, Police officer, State fish and game warden, Federal agent (FBI, DEA), Crime scene technician, Department of Corrections agent, Probation and parole agent

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  • Homeland Security Management:- This Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security Management will prepare students for the growing demand for qualified Homeland Security personnel at the local, state, and federal level. This program is designed to mirror the integrated nature of the myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices of the Homeland Security field, while providing an in-depth education, which draws these disciplines together. The Homeland Security Management degree pulls together elements of security, emergency management, and intelligence analysis to provide students with a broad understanding of the field while preparing them for the specialized nature of their future caree

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  • Information Technology:- The Bachelor of Science degree program in Information Technology will help prepare students to become highly qualified IT professionals. Expect these types of employment opportunities: Systems analyst, Programmer analyst, IT security specialist, Database programmer or manager, Web designer or administrator, Network designer or administrator.

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  • Information Technology-Cyber Security:- Bachelor of Science in the Cyber Security program integrates the functions of anti-virus, intrusion detection, and firewall protection. Graduates will ensure the smooth, uninterrupted conduct of Internet-based commerce. Jobs in this field include: Senior information security analyst, Security specialist or security analyst, IT auditor or information systems, security officer, Information security documentation analyst, Security risk management, Chief security officer.

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  • Information Technology-Network Management:- The Network Management program combines high-level technical training with communication skills to prepare students to lead project development teams in the design, installation, and maintenance of complex networks. Graduates will have developed the management and professional skills to promote and justify technology projects to meet business objectives. Expect to find positions such as: Network administrator, Network engineer.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies:- Learn about substantive and procedural law in a variety of fields including torts, contracts, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, administrative law, civil litigation, evidence, alternative dispute resolution, and cyber law. Legal studies graduates from Central Penn participate in a variety of occupations with direct impact on the criminal and civil justice system of the United States. They include: Corporate investigator, Judicial programs analyst, Lobbyist, Paralegal, Claims adjuster, Candidate for acceptance into law school.

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Certificate Programs

  • Accounting Certificate:- The growth of domestic and international business has led to more demand for accounting expertise and related services. This academic program provides an extensive background in company analysis, tax and cost accounting, and proficiency in the use of various software packages.

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  • Advanced Accounting Certificate:- Accountants supply vital data to management for use in decision-making and planning. They are also responsible for providing a detailed analysis of the past financial performance of a company. Central Penn graduates can expect to find work as a: Full charge bookkeeper, Accountant, Accounts payable clerk, Assistant controller.

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  • Human Resources Certificate Program:- Get the skills needed for your next promotion today. Enjoy a high placement rate for this growing career field. Complete this program in conjunction with a Business Administration degree or as a Continuing Education certificate. Employment opportunities include: Human resources generalists, Recruiters, Equal Employment Opportunity representatives, Employer relations representatives, Job analysts, Training and development specialists.

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  • Certificate in Intelligence Analysis:- This 18-credit certificate program provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills required for intelligence analysts in government, national security, criminal justice, military and corporate agencies. Central Penn graduates can expect to find diverse, hands-on and management positions in the intelligence analysis career field.

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