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Venango Campus Transition

Cultural and economic growth in Venango County will get a boost under a plan developed by the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism and Pennsylvania Western University Clarion for the university’s Venango property.

Starting in fall 2024, pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Associate of Science in Nursing will relocate to the Clarion campus. 

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PennWest Clarion's Venango Campus, located in Oil City, PA is the first branch campus in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (1961).

Venango Campus provides an array face-to-face, hybrid and online classes to get you where you want to be.  With a focus on career and workforce education, amenitities include apartment style housing, simulation health careers labs, student center, honorary organizations, clubs/organizations, plus personal faculty attention.

They say you can't be all things to all people. We don't believe that. We have an education path to help everyone get to where they want to be. At PennWest Clarion – Venango Campus, you have choices. No matter what path you choose, or if you need help finding it, we've got you covered. We want to make sure you have options that help you take the next step in achieving your career and workforce goals.


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Medical Imaging Sciences

Certificate Programs

Short-term Workforce Training

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Last Updated 1/22/24