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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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Learning You Can Take Anywhere - Online classes on your time, on any device, anywhere you happen to be.

Things are changing rapidly both for the world and for learners. Our classrooms may be a little bare right now and campus may be a little quieter than normal. But we're still here – we're open and we're still this community's hub for education and workforce development. Our online education solutions -- in the classroom and online – are ready to serve all of our students today and in the future.

Phlebotomy Technician

This program prepares learners to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Learners will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist.

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PennWest Clarion, in partnership with Ed2Go offers online programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

The ed2go programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Explore ed2go Externship Programs for Real-World Experience and a Virtual Career Center that is open 24/7!


Tammie Allen
Commonwealth University Workforce Development
Ulmer 323, 401 N Fairview St, Lock Haven, PA 17745
Last Updated 1/22/24