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  • Choose your Career Path

    Every journey starts with the first step. Saint Francis offers certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs that will keep you in stride. Each level of programming is designed to seamlessly transition you into the next level. As you progress through the adult degree programs, there are benchmarks. These benchmarks provide an internal sense of accomplishment, but also show progress on your resume.

    The personal service in our office is intended to make you the most marketable candidate or employee you can be. Our professional staff is trained to recognize the details that will differentiate you as you pursue your goals. We support the goals, interests, schedules, and needs of the adult learner.  Our programs, courses, and degree-granting opportunities will help you reach the goals you set for yourself. The next step is talking with one of our personal advisors to design a complete education and career plan for one of our programs:

    Degrees & Programs

    For a comprehensive listing of degrees and programs we offer, see below or go to the Saint Francis University academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies area in the left menu. 

  • Bachelor's Degrees

    Bachelor of Science

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies to view degree requirements.

    Bachelor of Science in Health Science

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies to view degree requirements.

    Associate's Degree

    Associate of Science Degrees

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies to view degree requirements.

    Associate of Applied Science Degrees

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies to view degree requirements.

    The University offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in cooperation with the following post-secondary providers:

    Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

    Students interested in a Saint Francis University Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree can choose from three certificate programs available through the Altoona Career and Technology Center. The Computer Information Specialist program is the basis for the Saint Francis University AAS program in Human Resource/Computer Technology. The Computer Repair Technology program can lead to AAS degrees in Engineering/Mechanical technology. Students interested in the Medical Assistant program can work toward an AAS degree in Healthcare Technology.

    Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

    The Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center offers post-secondary diplomas in four areas of study which are recognized towards Saint Francis University AAS degrees. Students with certificates in Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Microcomputer Technology, and Commercial Art are eligible to pursue AAS degrees in Engineering/Mechanical Technology.

    Area Health Care Providers

    The Adult Degree & Continuing Studies office at Saint Francis University works in cooperation with Altoona Regional, the Conemaugh Health System and other providers to afford students AAS degree opportunities. Students interested in pursuing AAS degrees in health professions technology must complete the 27 credit diploma in their prescribed curriculum through their respective institutions.

    Certificate Programs

    Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificates

    These certificate programs were created for local adults who need short-term, career-oriented programs that include practical knowledge for today's workforce. These 24-credit programs are valuable to those beginning careers or to those changing career directions.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies to view degree requirements.

    Other Certificates

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to Adult Degree and Continuing Studies to view degree requirements.