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A study from the National Association of Business Economics found that 47 percent of American companies are short skilled workers. Strategic workforce development is at the heart of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s mission.

CBS-21 recently covered the University’s programs to get students into in-demand jobs fast.  The segment covered the University’s efforts with NuPaths, and the recently launched graduate certificate programs in Biotechnology and Population Health. 

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NuPaths prepares students to perform specific entry-level roles in Information Technology (IT) for well-paying and in-demand jobs offers.  Co-founded with Harrisburg University, NuPaths offers six-month certification courses that can translate to college credit at HU if students choose to get a degree. More on NuPaths is found online at

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers graduate-level biotechnology certificates to prepare working professionals with workforce and leadership skills within the biotechnology industry. The Certificate in Biomanufacturing in Biotechnology, The Certificate in Regulatory Affairs in Biotechnology, and The Certificate in Medical Biotechnology are each 12 credits. Credits earned also count toward an MS degree.  More information is found at

The18-semester hour certificate program in Population Health provides the student with the core knowledge needed to improve population focused solutions. This certificate provides an interdisciplinary teaching focus that not only teaches the needed methodologies of population health management but the application and evaluation of population health management. More is found at 


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717-901-5146 or email, Follow on Twitter (@HarrisburgU) and Facebook (

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