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SGA Awards Banquet

4/29/2015 - 4/29/2015
SSC conference room

SGA Meeting

4/29/2015 - 4/29/2015
Student Services Center, conference room


5/7/2015 - 5/7/2015
Athletics and Events Center

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Professional Education Courses

Washington County Center at Southpointe


Available Courses

Excel: Formulas & Functions OCCP24601 $65 + $10 Lab
3 Hours. Fri., 5/1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn the mathematical aspects of Excel and how to create effective equations and error-free functions. 



Available Courses

Introduction to Gaming is a prerequisite to all gaming courses.  Register for table games classes only if you have completed or scheduled Introduction to Gaming.  Class times and dates are subject to change.  To obtain information about schedule changes, course additions or course cancellations, contact us at 724-480-3581. 

BEING A DEALER:Dealers must possess the ability to deal multiple games and variations of those games.  Manual dexterity, color perception and the ability to stand 100% of the time is expected.  Basic math skills, quick recall and the ability to calculate without aid are required. 

As a dealer, you will be exposed to second hand smoke and higher than normal noise levels.  Exceptional guest services skills and the ability to handle difficult people are essential.  A dealer must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be able to adjust interaction with people when necessary.  Since a dealer is part of a Casino’s entertainment, an outgoing personality is an important attribute.  

Professional appearance and attitude are equally important.  Personal grooming and appropriate dress must meet Casino standards.  The minimum age requirement to perform the work of a dealer is 18.  Successful candidates will be able to work a flexible schedule including all shifts (evenings, weekends and holidays) as well as pass an audition/interview and all pre-employment testing.  If hired, the employee must secure and maintain a Pennsylvania Gaming License.  All dealers are required to successfully complete CPR instruction.

Gaming - Intro (Casino)  GAMI00701    $189 + $5 Lab
Learn the basics of the casino atmosphere along with chip handling techniques, chip color value, value of a bet and pit procedures, and the roles of each position in the casino chain of command.  Additional topics include customer service, conflict resolution, time management, dealing with difficult people, and CPR.  This course is a prerequisite for other dealer training courses that are offered at our SouthPointe location or online.  32 Hours.  Mon.-Thurs, 8/17-8/27, 6-10 p.m.   Washington County Center, Gaming Room.  

 Washington County Center Gaming Room. No Senior Waivers.

Human Resources

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Management & Supervisory Skills / Leadership

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Strengths Based Management WRKD05001 $89

3 Hours, 4/21/15, Tues., 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

All too often, organizations focus on weaknesses – on remediation of faults and failures – rather than on strengths and talents. Weaknesses must be identified and overcome, but they cannot be the focus for growth.  Strengths based management focuses on discovering each direct report’s strengths, incorporating them into their daily activities, and working around their weaknesses.  This allows each direct report to become fully engaged in their work, achieve personal goals and add to the accomplishments of both the team and organization at levels far beyond current expectations.  This course provides supervisors with tools, skills and strategies for helping direct reports identify strengths; creating opportunities to utilize strengths; hiring individuals with the particular strengths needed to meet organizational goals; designing work teams; and developing strengths through coaching and formal performance appraisal.


Creative Leadership WRKD17501 $179 Includes Lunch

6 Hours, 5/5/15, Tues., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Today's leaders are expected to get more done with fewer resources.  Excelling in trying times calls for creativity and innovation in leadership.  During this program, participants will learn techniques for turbo-charging their own leadership styles while learning to unleash the hidden potential in employees.  They'll learn what employees really want from leaders.  They'll discover how secure leaders lead and relate to their teams.  It is possible to create a culture where creativity and innovation are valued, but it takes a call to excellence on every level.  This colorful training day will stimulate and challenge participant thinking, help them to recharge their batteries and spark their own creativity as they inspire their employees to work toward excellence.  Bring your athletic shoes as the afternoon session includes a fun leadership activity! 



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E-mail Marketing: Stop the Spam. Start the Sale.  OCCP45302 $89

3 Hours, 3/19/15, Thurs., 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

Subject line, photos, length of message, measurement. All of these factors—and more—impact the effectiveness of your email campaigns. In this class, you will learn best practices for email marketing including when and how to utilize eblasts as part of a marketing plan; content rules and development; and measurement and follow up. This course involves training in both writing for email marketing as well as an overview on overall presentation and marketing strategy.


Crafting Your Company's Social Media Plan  OCP52501  $89

3 Hours, 4/16/15, Thurs., 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

It’s no secret that the Internet has drastically changed the dynamics of the merchant/customer relationship.  Customers increasingly turn to the web for product and company information and select to do business with companies that are transparent, open and honest.  Setting up a Facebook page, Twitter account, or YouTube channel for your organization is easy.  But are you executing a strategic plan to best reach your targets?  During this program, you will learn how to find your customers on the social media platforms they use the most.  Plus receive tips to best engage with this community for long-term success.


Writing for the Web WRKD18301  $89

3 Hours, 4/23/15, Thurs., 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

Understanding the difference between writing for print versus writing for the web starts with learning how readers behave online. In this course, we will explore how to accommodate the needs of online readers through writing, structure, organization, and style.  This course will also cover the importance of content marketing and SEO.  You will learn: audience and goal-oriented writing; how people read and interact online; content creation and maintenance; and dealing with organizational politics in web planning.



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Hydrogen Sulfide and Silica Awareness OCCP58101 $79 plus $10 lab fee

3 Hours, 3/20/15, Fri., 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

Hydrogen Sulfide is a very common hazard found in the oil & gas , or petrochemical industry.  Exposure to this gas can be deadly, therefore proper training and knowledge is required.  Protect yourself and your workers by getting proper training.


Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

OCCP56601 $79 plus $20 lab fee

3 Hours, 3/20/15, Fri., 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

OSHA has updated the requirements for labeling of hazardous chemicals under its Hazard Communication Standard.  As of June 1, 2015, all labels and pictograms are to be in compliance.  Has your company taken all of the steps it needs to insure compliance?


OSHA 10-Hour for Construction OCCP12701

10 Hours, 2 weeks, 2/15/15-3/6/15, Fri., 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Training for the Construction Industry includes workplace topics such as Fall Protection, Personal Protective Equipment, Scaffolding , OSHA Inspection Procedures and more.  Students will receive OSHA 10 Certification cards.


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Introduction to Quality WRKD18201  $259

6 Hours, 3/11/15, Wed., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Quality management is an integral part of the functioning of many businesses, both small and large, around the world.  Quality does not simply happen; it has to be planned for at the outset of a new product, project or service.  This interactive and thought-provoking program introduces participants to quality basics; how a focus on quality produces business results; management systems (Baldrige and ISO 9001); quality evolution and gurus; methods and concepts (Six Sigma and Lean); and quality tools (team, 7 basic and 7 new). 


Getting Started with Lean Six Sigma for Small to Midsize Organizations                WRKD17701 $259

6 Hours, 4/24/15, Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement program can generate successful results in any size organization.  Knowing how to get started is usually the most difficult step.  This six-hour course prepares leaders to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement plan.  Participants will develop an understanding of how Lean Six Sigma positively impacts small to midsize organizations; will be walked through a successful process model for getting started; and learn what is needed to develop an effective deployment plan.  In addition, participants will be shown how to gain commitment, select a project, build success criteria, manage the project, allocate resources, and plan for success.


Becoming a Lean Six Sigma Champion  WRKD17601  $549 included lunch

12 Hours, 5/6/15 & 5/7/15, Wed. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Learn the managerial and technical knowledge to facilitate the deployment of a Lean Six Sigma strategy in your organization!  Champions are typically upper-level managers who lead the execution of Lean Six Sigma deployment plans.  It’s one of the most critical roles in any successful Lean Six Sigma improvement initiative. Guided by the direction set forth by the executive team, champions select the projects, determine who's trained as Black Belts/Green Belts, review progress, and mentor the Black Belts/Green Belts in order for the deployment to be effective. During this two-day program, participants will learn:


What is Lean Six Sigma and why it’s important to your organization

The roles and responsibilities of Lean Six Sigma “players”

The characteristics of Green Belts and Black Belts

How to select and manage projects

Resource requirements and developing plans for Lean Six Sigma deployments

Primary Lean Six Sigma tools

How to manage change