PCDE Highlights

2014 Summer Sessions Mascot Name Contest


Cast your vote to name Ship’s 2014 Summer Mascot, and be eligible to win one of four $50 gift cards to the Shippensburg University bookstore!

Cast your vote HERE!

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Student Success Stories

Dean's Message

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PCDE Contact Info

Horton Hall Room 108 
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA, 17257
(717) 477-1502

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Inquiry Form 

PCDE Registration Info

PCDE Withdrawal Form

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Non-Credit Programs

Stay on track or gain an edge in your profession, enhance your skills,
or enrich your life with a non-credit course at Ship!

The Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE) at Shippensburg University offers a variety of non-credit programs, including courses for the Advanced Placement Academy, the University Professional Continuing Education Association, professional development, and educational enjoyment.

Some courses are offered at convenient off-campus locations such as Menno Haven in Chambersburg and Green Ridge Village in Newville; if you have a group with a specific location or educational need, please contact PCDE at (717) 477-1123 ext. 3381 or pcde@ship.edu to discuss how we can best meet your needs.

                                     Click here for Spring 2014 Ship at Menno Haven Series

                      Click here to see the current list of non-credit courses and schedules

If we are not currently offering or registering a non-credit program that you're interested in please join our mailing list by filling out our Inquiry Form and we will notify you when new courses are available for registration.  


Workforce Development

WEDnetPA: Training Pennsylvania's Workers for a Growing Economy

Guaranteed Free Training

Improving the skill level and productivity of Pennsylvania’s workforce 

To strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, WEDnetPA was developed to provide a training network responsive to employers’ workforce development needs.  This network is called the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).

The WEDnetPA-managed Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) Program offers two training programs.  These programs give qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania the opportunity to train new and existing employees.

The first program, Basic Skills Training, provides instruction in a variety of basic and entry-level skills.  Information Technology Training, the second program, provides instruction in a variety of information technology and advanced applied manufacturing subjects.

The keystone of the GFT program is its ability to be responsive to the needs of Pennsylvania’s business community through a flexible and easy-to-use system.  An important element of this system is that businesses determine their own training needs and can select among various WEDnetPA-approved training providers (the WEDnetPA partners, third-party providers or in-house staff) as well as delivery options (on-site, off-site, or online).

All it takes is a few simple steps to find out how to apply for Guaranteed Free Training 

WEDnetPA limits the amount of training available to each company.  Companies are limited to receiving funding for two consecutive fiscal years in a row OR three out of the past five fiscal years.  Only WEDnetPA Partners are authorized to apply for funding on your behalf.  For additional information on eligibility and program guidelines, visit www.wednetpa.com or contact CJ Ezell, WEDnetPA Partner, Shippensburg University at 717-477-1123 x3381 or cjezel@ship.edu.