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PennWest Clarion — Venango

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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They say you can't be all things to all people. We don't believe that. We have partnerships, testing services and an education path to help everyone get where they want to go. No matter what path you choose, or if you need help finding it, we've got you covered.

At PennWest Clarion – Venango Campus we are focused on two-years or less, career and workforce education and programming. We want to make sure you have options that help you take the next step in achieving your goals. That includes the type of degree or certificate you can earn by taking classes here or online. We offer a wide variety of choices through partner programming. One is sure to fit.

short-term training programs

Our education solutions -- in the classroom and online – are ready to serve all of our students today and in the future. Whether you are looking to expand your skill set, earn professional credits, or learn something new, our courses and certificates pair perfectly with a busy schedule.

Earn ACE Credit®, HRCI Credits, IACET CEUs, PMI PDUs, SHRM PDCs


  • Assisted Living Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

Software, IT & Web Development:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Computer Technician (Comp TIA A+)
  • Front-End Web Developer
  • Full Stack Web Developer with MEAN Stack

We have something for everyone:

  • Agile
  • Banking
  • Business Analysis
  • Career Building
  • Communication
  • Computer Applications
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Cybersecurity & CISSP®
  • Data Analytics
  • Emergency Management
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • GED Exam Prep
  • HR Management
  • International Trade
  • Leadership
  • LEED Green Building
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Online Learning
  • Operations
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Project Management
  • Remote Work
  • Security Awareness
  • Six Sigma & Lean
  • Small Business Management
  • Sustainable Management
  • Web Design
  • Women in Business


Associate Degrees

 Bachelor's degrees

Other Educational opportunities

PennWest Clarion's Venango Campus, located in Oil City, PA was the first branch campus in the State System of Higher Education in 1961. Venango Campus provides an array of academic and social opportunities for high school through adult students, including face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. With apartment-style housing, multi-million dollar simulation health careers labs, student center, honorary organizations, clubs/organizations, plus personal faculty attention, our learners thrive in all aspects of their academic career.

Prepared for PA

"The State System universities are committed to preparing the talent that powers our economy, and we are bringing together dedicated thought-partners to help all Pennsylvanians gain access to work-relevant learning pathways."

— Dan Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

Last Updated 1/22/24