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1 Clarion University–Venango Campus Educational Partnerships

2 Clarion University–Venango Campus has more than doubled its enrollment in recent years due in large part to its growing network of partners in: BusinessIndustry Health CareEducation Venango Campus

3 These partnerships have enabled Clarion University–Venango Campus to: Enhance and expand programs Extend outreach Share facilities and resources Meet the changing needs of the Commonwealth and its workforce in a dynamic and cost-effective manner

4 All partners are accredited, certified, licensed or otherwise approved in their areas of instructional specialization.

5 Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology (AAS-IT) and Administration Technology (AAS-AT) 6 Partners 23 Concentrations

6 EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS TECHNICAL CONCENTRATIONS FirstEnergy Corporation, Akron, OH Electric Utility Technology The Learning Center, Seneca, PA Computer and Network Administration Office Technology National Hardwood Lumber Assn., Memphis, TN Hardwood Lumber Inspection Precision Manufacturing Institute Meadville, Ridgway, and Sharon, PA CNC Maintenance & CNC Programming Electrical Arc Welding Electromechanical Technology Grinding Specialist Industrial Robotics Technology Industrial Robotics Maintenance Milling Specialist Plastics Technology Quality Control Tool, Die, Mold Technology Tooling & EDM Technology Tooling & Machining Technology Preferred Systems, Inc. Erie, PA Insurance Triangle Tech Bethlehem, DuBois, Erie, Greensburg, Pittsburgh & Sunbury, PA CADD: Architectural CADD: Mechanical Carpentry & Construction Technology Electricity: Maintenance & Construction Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Welding & Fabrication Technology

7 Goals of the Applied Technology Program Provide the future workforce with skills needed for chosen technical fields Ensure that graduates have the educational foundation to move into future management positions Meet the ever-changing needs of regional employers and workforce through an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to course delivery Help to keep jobsand the people who need themin our region

8 Program Flexibility and Quality Students attend full-time or part-time Students may begin at university or at partnership institution or attend both simultaneously New offering in Ridgway/St. Marys (Elk County) for 25 displaced workers in partnership with Precision Manufacturing Institute AAS-IT is a candidate for National Accreditation from Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

9 Associate of Science in Allied Health Educational Partner: West Penn Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA Offered at West Penn Hospital West Penns Nursing Diploma Program (NLNAC Accredited) provides technical curriculum Clarion University offers general education and support courses for Clarions AS in Allied Health degree Entrée to BSN and MSN programs Future partnerships/concentrations envisioned in other Allied Health areas

10 Associate of Science in Respiratory Care Developed in response to regional and national shortage of Respiratory Therapists brought to the attention of the University by the hospitals with which the University formed a Consortium Consortium Partners: Clarion University UPMC Northwest in Seneca, PA UPMC Horizon in Sharon and Greenville, PA Students complete 2 semesters of general education at Clarion University–Venango Campus followed by a 14-month clinical education program at UPMC Northwest and affiliated clinical sites Candidate for National Accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

11 Associate of Science in Respiratory Care Clinical Partners: Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning, PA Butler Health System, Butler, PA Clarion Hospital, Clarion, PA DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, PA Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Cleveland, OH Sugar Creek Rest, Worthington, PA UPMC Northwest, Seneca, PA UPMC Horizon, Sharon, PA UPMC Horizon, Greenville, PA UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA Vantage Home Health, Meadville, PA

12 Associate of Science in Nursing NLNAC Accredited Traditional Program (101 students) Cohort Groups (72 students) –UPMC Northwest (one cohort) –Meadville Medical Center (three cohorts) –Cohorts offered part-time to hospital employees and prospective employees to grow their own workforce –Four-year, part-time program –Hospitals fund tuition in return for employee commitment to hospital employment for at least three years –Contract between Clarion and the hospital partners ensures financial viability –Live and distance modalities –A win-win solution to the nursing shortage

13 Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences Concentrations through partnerships: –Radiologic Sciences –Ultrasound –Radiation Therapy/Dosimetry (future) –Nuclear Medicine (future) Two years of general education and science courses at Clarion University Two years of technical instruction in affiliated, accredited hospital programs

14 Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences Clinical Partners: ACMH Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, Kittanning, PA Christ Hospital School of Radiography, Jersey City, NJ Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield, PA New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health, the Bartone School of Radiologic Technology, Brooklyn, NY Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon, PA UPMC Northwest, Seneca, PA Wilkes Regional Medical Center, North Wilkesboro, NC

15 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Upper-division, fully on-line R.N. to B.S.N. degree completion program Continuation for: –A.S., Allied Health and A.S.N. programs National audience Entrée to M.S.N. program

16 Clarion and Edinboro Universities Master of Science in Nursing Program Joint degree program taught by faculty at both universities Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator concentrations Letter of agreement documents consortium arrangements for admission, instruction, administration Courses offered primarily on-line

17 For more information, contact Christopher M. Reber, Ph.D., Executive Dean Clarion University–Venango Campus 1801 West First Street Oil City, PA , ext

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