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Community Education

Opportunities for the community to get certifications, professionally advance, and personally grow.

The Community Education Division offers a broad range of learning opportunities.  Whether you're looking to learn something new or enhance your current skills, we have classes for you.  Community Education provides educational opportunities for personal enrichment or professional development.

Do you have any ideas or needs that we might be able to fill, do you have a special talent or area of expertise that you would like to share, opportunities are available.  Please contact us for more information! We would love to hear from you.


Refund Policy:
Note of withdrawal must be received prior to the first class.

We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollments-a full refund will be given.


Class Cancellation and Emergencies:
In the event of snow, severe storm, or other emergencies, official word on the cancellation will be posted on the York College website and announced on WGAL.  


York College main campus in the fall

Noncredit Courses Community Education

Whether you want to grow personally or professionally, we have a variety of courses that can fit your needs. Languages, finance, and photography are just a few of the options available. Please contact us for the most up to date course schedule!

Community Education Course Offerings

  • Test Preparation

    Test Preparation Courses

    SAT Prep Course 

    Making the decision to attend college is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, and your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice.

    We offer five-week courses that prepare you to take this exam.  This course covers both the Critical Reading/Writing and the Math portion of the test.

  • Personal Development

    Personal Development Courses

    The Office of Community Education offers a number of courses for personal development, including arts and photography classes, language and cultural classes, and even financial planning. Check out our full Personal Development offerings HERE.

    Spanish: Conversation and Culture
    Designed for beginners and will cover basic phrases and culture.  Great for those who want to travel, those whose work may take them abroad, or teachers looking to communicate with Spanish speaking students and/or parents.

    Digital Photography
    This course provides instruction on the use of the digital camera and how to capture quality images.  You will learn how to edit photos, create videos, and slide shows.  Learn how to express your creativity in your photos!

    Designed to teach the basics of self-defense through awareness and action.  Participants completing the class instruction should come out of the class feeling more aware of their circumstances, more confident of their own ability to defend themselves, and not be limited by the fear of being attacked.   Excellent for beginners and/or for a review for those who have already taken a class.

    Forensic Science
    Forensic Science is a blend of science and criminal testimony, having science help explain the evidence in criminal cases. This could include crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against the environment, to name a few. Physical evidence is the most frequently discussed type of evidence. These physical "items" could link the suspect to the crime and/or to the victim. But the link between the crime scene, the victim, and the suspect must be made to have a viable criminal case.

    This course will include hands-on activities and discussions/lectures/reviews of sample and/or actual cases and a wealth of information pertaining to the "art" of Forensic Science. You will get to interact with the instructor and with invited guest speakers who have a national reputation in this field. Comparisons of anthropology and health and anthropology and religion will be discussed in this course and the role each played in forming our evolving society. 

    Financial Freedom
    Learn how to set financial goals and objectives, help manage risks, and potentially increase your returns.  Gain a basic understanding of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance and retirement funds.

    Maximizing Your Social Security
    You'd think claiming Social Security would be a simple decision, but there are certain complex strategies that can help pad a married couple's retirement savings with tens of thousands of dollars of additional income.  Don't make your claiming decision lightly, and don't claim before you assess your options.  Discover the revolutionary new planning tool that the Wall Street Journal recommends you see before electing benefits.

Contact Us
Community Education
Jo Ann Orcutt, Director of Programming
Center for Community Engagement, Humanities Center, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.1545

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