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ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ALLIED HEALTH FIELDS

Human Development and Family Studies (2HDFS) Prepare to work with people of all ages in many different settings. The associate degree program in Human Development and Family Studies can help you become a skilled caregiver and service provider. And by choosing one of three specialization areas - child and youth services, adult development and aging, or family services - you can focus on the unique needs and requirements of these groups of individuals. An internship is built into the program.

Physical Therapist Assistant (2PTA) Physical therapist assistant is a career in caring that lets you help others reach their full physical potential. The Physical Therapist Assistant program focuses on the skills you need to assist a physical therapist in delivering treatments and therapies in many different clinical settings. Classroom learning is enhanced through both laboratory and on-site clinical experience. The program is fully accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Occupational Therapy (2OT) With a career in occupational therapy, you can help people of all ages with physical and/or mental health problems live as fully and independently as possible. The associate degree program in Occupational Therapy helps you develop the necessary skills to assist occupational therapists in a variety of settings as they help people learn or relearn to care for themselves. Classroom learning is enhanced through on-site clinical experience. This program is actively seeking accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2MET) This program may provide the foundation for a career in industry, working with machines or structural layouts or designing tools and dies. The program is fully accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET).

Materials Engineering Technology (2MATE) This Program helps prepare for careers analyzing, testing, processing, and producing materials (such as metals, polymers, plastics, and ceramics) for industry. In addition to basic instruction in metals, polymers, plastics, and ceramics, the program includes specialized instruction in powder metallurgy in support of the tri-county region's growing power metal industry. Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art lab funded through the Ben Franklin partnership is an integral part of the program.

Simultaneous Degree Program (2MET/2MATE) This program, unique to Penn State DuBois, offers students the opportunity to earn an associate degree in Materials Engineering Technology and an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in just three years.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITIES IN INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

 Information Sciences and Technology (2IST) The new Information Sciences and Technology associate degree can help you prepare for an exciting career on the cutting edge of information technology. You can choose from one of two options offered at Penn State DuBois: Generalized Business or Networking.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITIES IN SCIENCES

Associate Degree in Wildlife Technology (2WLT) If you enjoy the outdoors and have a deep concern for animals and the environment, go wild! Consider a career as a wildlife technologist. In the Wildlife Technology program, which is unique to the DuBois campus, you can learn wildlife and natural resource management and develop skills in the care and propagation of animals. To top things off, the campus is located near several state parks, gamelands, wetlands, and a national forest, all of which provide natural laboratories with tremendous opportunities for firsthand observation and study.

Associate Degree in Science (2SC) Explore the secrets of nature and the physical world. With the associate degree program in Science, you can take a special interest in biology, chemistry, of physics and build it into a rewarding career.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 Associate Degree in Business Administration (2BA) Prepare to enter the exciting, fast-paced world of business and finance. The associate degree program in Business Administration helps you develop a knowledge base and entry-level skills that can make you competitive in today's marketplace. Build on your special interests or talents by choosing a specialization from these available options - Accounting, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) - or take a well-rounded approach by choosing the General option.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LIBERAL ARTS

Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LAS) Bring out the best in you. The associate degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences offers a broad range of studies to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, the world around you, and your place in it.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS

Penn State's Bachelor of science degree program in Business was created to specifically address these gaps in business education. Because of its strong focus on practical skills and real-world experiences, its graduates enjoy distinct advantages as they begin their careers - advantages that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of success.

The program provides general business preparation by combining core business fundamentals such as management, marketing, finance, and logistics with applied studies. The BSB is one of a select group of business programs nationwide to require a course in interpersonal skills and negotiations, and its strong technological focus means graduates are well versed in communications tools, including the Internet, E-mail, conferencing software, and presentation software.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LETTERS, ARTS AND SCIENCES

The baccalaureate in Letters. Arts and Sciences is a multidisciplinary major that allows you to design your own course of study to earn a bachelor of arts degree. In our rapidly changing world, employers in both the public and private sector need analytical thinkers who can formulate new ideas and communicate them effectively.  The Letters, Arts and Sciences program helps graduates prepare for careers that require creativity, thought, and the ability to work with a wide range of people.

At Penn State DuBois, you can create your individualized academic program in one of two options: Liberal Studies or Social and Behavioral Sciences. Both options provide excellent preparations for students who plan to attend graduate and professional schools.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES

Penn State's HDFS program was created with input from community and human services leaders across Pennsylvania.  Based on these professionals' suggestions, a multidisciplinary faculty team designed a program of study that addresses human development basics as well as other skills critical to success: written and spoken communication, technological applications and team building.

Courses emphasize biological, psychological, social/cultural and economic aspects of individual and family development across the life span, and students may enroll full or part-time, or with advanced standing or transfer status. Undergraduate internships and research projects will help you develop skills relevant to your career objectives, such as counseling, human assessment, program planning and evaluation and research.