Central Penn College to Offer Two New Certificates In Corporate Leadership

SUMMERDALE, Pa., January 18, 2023 – It is often said that leadership is “action, not position.”

But what actions should businesses be taking to attract, train and retain effective leaders, especially when the economy is limping along and employee morale is sinking?

Central Penn College (CPC) is addressing the increasing market demand for more corporate leaders –and more highly trained leaders–by offering two new academic opportunities.

  • The first is a new nine-month certificate that can easily be taken by working adults. The certificate can be standalone or serve as a gateway to a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The certificate entails six, three-credit courses that can be completed in as little as nine months.
  • The second is a post-bachelor’s degree certificate in executive corporate leadership, which can lead to a master’s degree in Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership.

Coursework teaches planning, team-building, internal and external communications, and other relevant skills, preparing students to excel as leaders in business, government, nonprofits, and educational settings. They can work as general managers, first-line supervisors, operations managers or other positions of responsibility.   

These offerings augment ongoing partnerships between Central Penn College and the GIANT Company, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Messiah Lifeways, UPMC, and other recognized private sector leaders, providing targeted training in high-level skills required for each industry.

Central Penn also just launched a new certificate in computer networking and security, to help prevent cyberattacks and protect sensitive information.  

Students can apply for enrollment now, to begin as early as March. For additional information, please visit www.centralpenn.edu.


About Central Penn College Central Penn College gives students the educational foundation to transform potential into professional success. Since 1881, the college has been a leading source of career-focused education for students in Pennsylvania and beyond. Strategically located in Summerdale, just minutes from downtown Harrisburg and major private and public sector employers, Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, along with certificate programs in a variety of professional fields. For more information, visit www.centralpenn.edu.

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