Certificate Programs

Complete each course in the program to earn a certificate or enroll in specific classes within the program.

Business & Entrepreneurship

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.

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.


Health Care & Fitness

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.

For more information email: Kate Buza

Certified Personal Trainer CourseHybrid

•15-hours online plus 15-hours weekly in-person skill labs
National exams
Level I Certification - pass written & practical exams
Level II Certification - complete Level I plus optional 30-hour internship at no additional cost
$849 (plus text) - Exam vouchers included.

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. The self-paced course with optional scheduled online lectures with a top 5 star teacher will cover 15 hours on anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more.

Who Should Enroll:
Fitness enthusiasts, coaches, college students in the field, massage therapists or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry


  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED

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

  • Sports and athletic teams (coaching)
  • Gyms and fitness facilities (24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gyms, AnyTime Fitness & More)
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment (Fitness Studios)

Student Testimonial Videos:View Testimonials from employers and past graduates

For more information and upcoming class dates email Kate Buza at kate.buza@bc3.edu

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Course Online

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Course
Open Enrollment
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

To register, contact Kate Buza at 724-287-8711, ext. 8171

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.



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 Kate Buza by phone or email for information about the online course option.


Skilled Trades

Manufacturing Skills Training Certificate

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.

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.

For more information email: Kate Buza


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.