Professional Education & Certificates

Professional Education and Certificate Programs at BC3 offer students training to start a new career and classes to advance current skills and/or obtain license renewal. Enroll in a class that interests you!

Certificate Programs


Complete each course to earn a certificate or enroll in specific classes within the program. Use the links below for class descriptions and start dates.

Basic Health Care Employment Skills Hybrid

This program is FREE to qualified participants. Earn a certificate in Basic Health Care Employment Skills. Learn the basic skills needed for entry-level employment in the health care field or prepare to enroll in a certified training program related to health care. Students will have the opportunity to earn certifications in CPR, AED and First Aid as well as HIPPA.

  • Basic Health Care Employment Skills Certificate - Main Campus

Certified Personal Trainer Online

Gold Certified Personal Trainer Course
June 20 - July 25
32 hours over 6 weeks
$749 (plus text)

  • SELF-PACED program with short, impactful online videos to be a successful personal trainer in the fitness industry.
  • Learn exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and more.
  • The essential practical skills are packed with insightful drills that can be duplicate to master the skill set.
  • This course is loaded with practice quizzes, discussion boards and much more.
  • Includes incredible veteran fitness mentors to help toward a successful outcome.
  • Supplemental internship programs walks students into some great job opportunities.
  • Successful completion of the course activities and online exam earns a Certificate of Completion.
  • Fitness Professional’s Handbook-7th Edition purchased separately through W.I.T.S. or Amazon.

Included: Test vouchers for the NCCA Accreditation national exams are included and a must for employers. Practical skill review and exam at Anytime Fitness, Butler, PA within week following end of online course. Written national exam at BC3 Main Campus on August 3. Passing the national exams earns a Level I Certified Personal Trainer credential. Level I Credential plus included 30-hr internship earns Level II Certified Personal Trainer credential.

Course Prerequisite(s: In order to take the written and practical exams, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School diploma or equivalent. A valid CPR/AED card is required No LATER than 60 days after the national certification exams. The CPR/AED must be obtained through live presentation.

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CO.STARTERS Entrepreneurship Online

This introductory, online noncredit program offers a nationally-recognized, licensed curriculum. Whether you’ve already started developing an idea or exploring new ideas, this program will give you the tools and support to move forward.

Human Resource Management Online

Develop or enhance the skills necessary to for employment in HR management or promotion in existing employment to a supervisory level. Topics address the total employee life cycle from recruitment to termination. Take classes to complete the certificate or enroll in a specific class. This certificate is recognized by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and stackable into BC3’s Human Resource Management, A.A.S.

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Course Online

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Course
August 11 - September 1
13 hours over 4 weeks
$499 (plus text) - for current trainers

Self-paced online-mentored class to help develop the personal skills to lead clients, while opening new revenue streams outside of just exercise training sessions

  • Learn how to provide clients with personal awareness techniques that will create new possibilities and help them overcome previous limitations.
  • Includes 12 hours of video instruction, drills and testing.
  • Video lessons will teach the skills of successful coaching and allow to practice and build confidence in coaching relationships as a lifestyle wellness coach.
  • This is the next level in professional growth to build on a personal business and increase billable hours.

Included: Online exam

***Fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. Examples include:

  • Sports and athletic teams
  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment

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Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship

Designed to develop entry-level skills to start a manufacturing career. Learn to read blueprints and use a variety of measuring instruments and basic shop equipment. Earn both NIMS and NTMA credentials. This certificate is offered in partnership with Penn United Technologies, Inc.

Patient Care Technician Hybrid

Earn certifications to provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Personal Care Home Administrator

Personal Care Homes provide lodging, food, and support services for people who are elderly or have mental or physical disabilities. Residents need help with dressing, eating, taking medications, mobility, and finances. To complete this certificate, students must pass the free competency test.

Quality Inspector

The Quality Inspector needs a unique set of skills in order to assist their company in producing a good quality product in an efficient manner. This course will provide students with the knowledge and foundation to grasp the principles of quality control inspection, the basic theories and methods of performing quality inspections and documenting the results.

  • Quality Inspector Certificate

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam

Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code requires that the person in charge (PIC) of a food service operation be a Certified Food Protection Manger. That person must be onsite at all times during operating hours. To receive and maintain certification, individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five (5) years. Passing the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Examination with a 75% or higher meets this requirement.

Includes one-hour free review with certified instructor and proctored exam.

Please note: This is the exam only. If you are in need of the ServSafe® Food Safety Manager Course to prepare for the exam, please contact Kelly McKissick by phone or email for information about the online course option.


Gain the theoretical knowledge and hands-on application necessary to adjoin similar and dissimilar metals, and perform a variety of other tasks associated with welding.

Professional Education 

Obtain license renewal or fulfill mandatory continuing education requirements in your field. Click on each class for a description and start date.

First Time Notary

This state-approved seminar fulfills the mandatory education provision for new Pennsylvania notaries. Topics include notary public law, notarial seal and register, the seven notarial powers, and more. Offered through a partnership with the PA Association of Notaries.

  • First Time Notary

PA Real Estate License Renewal

Real Estate agents are required to complete continuing education hours to renew or reactivate their license. Our classes are approved by the PA State Real Estate Commission and fulfill the 14-hour requirement during each 2-year licensing period.

Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action

Designed to enhance your problem solving skills, this interactive training will help you uncover the underlying problems that could negatively impact your organizations’ operations, quality, and profitability. Get more information

W.I.T.S. Certification Renewal Courses & Workshops

W.I.T.S. requires periodic re-certification to promote professional development for health and fitness professionals to ensure that individuals who hold a W.I.T.S. credential maintain a commitment to learning in their area(s) of practice to strengthen their knowledge and skills. Maintain your professional credential to protect your work status and your liability with these exclusive W.I.T.S. Certification Renewal Courses & workshops that count towards W.I.T.S. continuing education requirements.

Online Partners

Career Step

BC3 partners with Career Step to offer training for students in the medical field.


BC3 partners with ed2go to offer programs that provide the skills needed to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.


BC3 partners with UGotClass to offer certificates and classes to obtain and refresh skills in business, health, social media, and educational environments.

The World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)

BC3 partners with W.I.T.S. to offer continuing education classes and workshops in health and fitness.

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