upb_aboveandBeyondFall 2017 University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Continuing Education and Regional Development Classes!

All classes are held at Warren Forest Higher Education Council

To register, call 814-362-5078 or email contined@pitt.edu


Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other  pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. Course Contact Hours:50 hrs. Fee includes textbooks. Register for the program with University of Pittsburgh – Apply for Scholarship Assistance through Hi-Ed!

 Mondays & Wednesdays, October 16 – December 6 (No class November 22)

 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $1,199   

The New Supervisor

You will learn how to transition to become a supervisor, how to be organized and planned, how to negotiate and delegate, how jobs are designed, how job rotation and evaluation works, and how to lead and manage employees. You will also learn methods to motivate and empower people, communication, and the importance of being positive. Both new and current supervisors are encouraged to attend. 

1 Session- Friday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $249

(Register 4 employees and the 5th is free!)

Operational Excellence Series (NEW!)

Operational Excellence is a philosophy of organizational leadership that stresses continuous improvement,  teamwork, and problem solving throughout the organization by focusing on the needs of the customer, empowering employees, and focusing management attention towards sustainable improvement of organizational performance.  This series is designed for for-profit organizations that want to learn the methods and techniques to achieve Operational Excellence. 

Morning Session: Introduction to Operational Excellence and Aligning Metrics and Key Performance Indicators to the Operational Excellence Strategy. The session will introduce and explore Strategy and Tactics Trees that are used to define, validate, communicate, and implement the Operational Excellence strategy.  In order to achieve alignment throughout the organization and to have all employees working towards a common goal, it is imperative that the measurement system is aligned to the Operational Excellence Strategy.  This session will also investigate the conflicts that traditional metrics create within organizations and will introduce the metrics necessary to change the behaviors necessary to achieve breakthrough results. In addition, this session will also discuss how to define each improvement initiative and how to link it to the Operational Excellence Strategy.

Afternoon Session: Lessons in Synchronous Flow for Operations. This session will introduce participants to the concept of Synchronous Flow and will evaluate the different methods for managing operations.  This session is a hands-on simulation that demonstrates and evaluates the different approaches to managing operations for any environment. The focus of this session is to create a stable and capable delivery system to better service customers that will set the stage for improving the overall performance of the organization.

1 Session – Friday, November 3, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. $175

Violent Workplace Emergencies- The Active Shooter

Unfortunately violent workplace emergencies are happening around the country every day. Is your business prepared?  Have you thought of your company’s risk and liability in an event such as this?  If you think “this can’t happen to you”- you’re wrong! This course is designed to help businesses prevent, prepare for and react to a violent emergency at the workplace.  Steps in identifying and mitigating risk, action planning, policy review and incident response protocol will be discussed along with additional table-top exercises.

1 Session- Friday, November 10, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $55



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