Pinnacle Health Employees
Welcome Pinnacle Health employees! Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to be a partner with Pinnacle Health to offer educational programs for your professional development. Get your degree from a local school with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality academic programs based right here in Central Pennsylvania.
Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and education you will need to be successful in your career and take your organization to the next level. And along the way, we want to see you graduate.
The programs at Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) are geared toward working adults with the motivation to go back to school and get their degree. We understand that you need a flexible program that can fit into your already busy life. Working adults need options and Elizabethtown College offers them.
We offer bachelor's and associate's degrees in the following areas:
- Business Administration (available blended or 100% online)
- Corporate Communication
- Criminal Justice
- Health Care Administration (100% online program)
- Human Services (100% online program)
- Human Services – Behavioral and Addiction Counseling (100% online program)
- Information Systems
We have locations in Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Elizabethtown and online, making it convenient and close to home. The accelerated format lets you take one course at a time--meeting once or twice a week--allowing you to focus on learning each subject area without the stress of taking multiple courses at the same time.
What makes Elizabethtown’s Accelerated Degree Programs different?
- 5-week classes meet one or two nights a week, and can easily fit into your busy life; graduate courses run for eight-week sessions, with classes one night per week.
- Taking one course at a time helps you stay focused on school, work and family
- Online and blended courses let you learn in the comfort and convenience of your home
- Instructors with real-world experience bring relevant, current work experience to the classroom
- Credits transferred from prior college work help you finish your degree faster
- Step In/Step Out option lets you take time out for personal reasons without missing a beat
Get credit for what you have already learned!
Every effort is made to accept and apply credits earned in the past, from other institutions, to an accelerated Elizabethtown program.
Students transferring from any two-year community college or technical school can bring in up to 64 credits of previous college coursework. Students will be able to complete their Bachelor's degree in approximately two years, assuming they will take an average of 30 credits per year. The maximum number of credits available per year is 36.
Students who have attended other four-year colleges and universities may have their credits evaluated by an admissions coordinator. We accept up to 95 transferable credits from an accredited four- year institution.
For the MBA program, six elective credits may be transferred in depending on the specific courses taken and their applicability to the overall MBA curriculum. Work training and experiential learning can also be evaluated for credit into this program.
What else can be evaluated for credit by the SCPS?
- CLEP testing
- Work training classes
- Experiential learning
*For more information on how these options can be evaluated contact one of our admissions counselors.
HACC Dual Admission - Degree Completer Program
Elizabethtown has established a dual-admission agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Counselors at HACC can supply students with course listings that will work towards both their HACC and Elizabethtown requirements. HACC students nearing the end of their associate degree can meet with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies admissions counselor to receive an evaluation of their credits.
Interested in learning more?
Our Admissions Coordinators would be happy to set up an appointment to meet with you to discuss our program more in depth and also evaluate your previous college credits.