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Online 2021 Tax and Professional development seminars

Register now for the Online 2021 Tax and Professional Development Seminars starting Nov. 2.

The seminars begin with the 2021 Federal Tax Update for Businesses with a four-hour morning course, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at a cost of $90. This built-from-scratch seminar delivers up-to-the-day changes in federal tax law affecting businesses. Delivered at a brisk pace and with humor, the course is designed to meet the needs of the tax planner and return preparer by identifying and responsibly exploring recent important tax developments.

The second seminar, Strategies and Mechanics After IRS Notice 2021-49: Cases and Examples begins Tuesday, Nov. 2, with a four-hour afternoon course at a cost of $90. The speaker is Bradley Burnett. Recent surveys indicate over half of tax practitioners have not yet filed an Employee Retention Credit claim on Form 941. More than 75 percent have not yet filed a retroactive claim on Form 941-X. We'll show you how to push it all through and maximize both PPP forgiveness and ERC.

The third seminar, 2021 Federal Tax Update for Individuals and Businesses is an eight-hour course Wednesday, Nov. 3, at a cost of $175. Gain all of the insights from the Federal Tax Update for Businesses course described at left, plus changes in federal tax law affecting individuals. The course is designed to meet the needs of return preparers, tax planners and taxpayers desiring to keep up with late-breaking tax developments.

The Accounting and Auditing Seminar will be held Friday, Nov. 8. The eight-hour course is $175 and features speaker Daniel Bradley. This session will provide meaningful explanations and examples to those responsible for performing preparation, compilation, reviews, audits and/or attestation engagements as well as those in industry
undergoing the various identified engagements. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how recent changes in authoritative professional standards will impact both accountants working in industry as well as the outside auditors/accountants.

For more detailed information, check out the brochure.

Qualified applied behavior analysis/competent learner model Advanced competency certificate program

clm training


As educational and human service professionals struggle to meet the challenge of evidence-based methodology for individuals living with the most significant learning and behavioral needs, there is increasing attention and interest in behavior analytic models. The purpose of the Competent Learner Model Advanced Specialty Certificate Programs is to prepare participants with the professional competencies and knowledge base needed to implement the CLM in school, home, work and community settings and to function in the role of a CLM Instructor, CLM Coach, CLM Coordinator/Leader within CLM licensed organizations.

CLM Center of Excellence/Clarion University provides verified coursework sequences as part of the eligibility requirements for all levels of QABA certifications.



12 week Online Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification Exam Prep Course | Register Now
Human Resources Professionals with the PHR certification demonstrates commitment and knowledge in the human resources field.  This course will prepare the human resources professional to sit for the PHR Certification Exam.  The course will cover the core requirement for the certification exam:  business management, talent planning and acquisition, learning and development, total rewards, and employee and labor relations.  The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) requires HR professionals planning to sit for the PHR exams to have a combination of demonstrated work experience and education.  Additional information can be acquired on the website. 

Classes Dates TBA
$1299, cost includes online resource materials
Instructor: Bobbie Jones, PHR


Clarion University SBDC training


The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan.  Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools and what to expect in financing your business.  See below for dates, times and locations.



The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification. Classes are scheduled for:   Register for ServSafe® now!

Current business owners and employees looking to sharpen their corporate knowledge are encouraged to attend one of our Business Skills Workshops. They offer information on a wide variety of topics that are useful for a successful business.


Personal Development

Hun-Judo and Self-Defense program
dates will be announced soon

Coach Andor Paposi-Jobb, sensei, USA Masters and World Masters Champion, has led this program since its founding in the fall of 1963.

Sensei and Founder: Dr. Andor Jobb; USA and World-Masters Judo-Champion (Hachidan)
Eighth degree black belt in JUDO
Ninth degree black belt in JIU-JITSU

Robert W. Rhoades Gymnasium

Adult Judo (ages 14 – 100)
Learn basic self-defense for law-abiding citizens and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.
Kids Judo (ages 6 – 13)
Learn basic self-defense and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.
(50 percent discount for second immediate family member)


Venango Chorus

If you love to sing, this class is for you. This large vocal ensemble offers you a rich musical experience. The class meets at Good Hope Lutheran Church at 800 Moran St., Oil City. Scholarships may be available.  Please ask the director on the first night of classes.

Mondays, September 13 - November 29, 2021
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$50 Community Members
$10 Clarion University and Clarion University - Venango Students
Instructor: Beth Orris


Amariliz Sanchez
Administrative Support

Hope Lineman
Dean, Career & Workforce Education

Clarion University- Venango Campus
1801 West First Street
114 Rhoades Center
Oil City, PA 16301

Last Updated 10/26/21