Jan 20, 2022  
Mansfield University 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


Requirements For Admission

To be considered for admission to Mansfield University, students must graduate from an approved secondary school or have obtained equivalent preparation, for example the (GED), as determined by the Credentials Evaluation Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Admission to the University is granted to those applicants who successfully complete college preparatory secondary school work (grades 9-12). Credentials should also include a class rank in the upper three fifths of the graduating class and a satisfactory score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program exam(ACT). The SAT or ACT scores are not required if the applicant is 21 years or older or has been out of high school for two or more years.

Recommended Preparatory Course Work  

History or Social Studies
Laboratory Science (Bio, Chem)
Algebra, Plane Geometry, Algebra 2
Foreign Language
Electives (academic)

4 Credits
4 Credits
2-3 Credits
3-4 Credits
2-4 Credits
6 Credits
21-25 Credits

Application Procedures

For Admission to the undergraduate programs, students are encouraged to complete the on-line application at Mansfield.edu. Paper applications are also available upon request. The Admissions Office begins accepting applications after July 1 following the student’s junior year of high school. A complete application should include a $25 non-refundable application fee as well as the following credentials:

  1. An official high school transcript (an official copy must bear school seal and signature of an official).
  2. An official copy of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program exam (ACT) results. Test scores reported on an official high school transcript are considered acceptable.

Deadlines For Application

Mansfield University has a rolling admissions policy. We encourage students to apply early. All applications are considered based upon academic credentials and space availability for the entry date requested. Once we receive all credentials and supporting documents, the Admissions Committee will notify you in a timely fashion. Scholarships and space in specific academic programs are also awarded on a rolling basis; therefore, it can be advantageous to apply early in the academic year.

Deadlines for Select Programs

Applicants for Mansfield University’s Health Science Programs including Nursing, Radiology Technology, and Respiratory Therapy, must apply prior to December 1. These programs have limited space and reach capacity early in the admission process.

When Offered Admission

Applicants offered admission while still enrolled in high school/college are expected to maintain or improve upon the academic scholarship presented when the credentials are initially reviewed. Failure to maintain scholarship, as reflected on final official transcripts (including class rank, grade point average, and course/credits scheduled), may result in revocation of the offer of admission.

Students offered Admission to Mansfield University are required to pay a $125, non-refundable, enrollment deposit by May 1 prior to the fall semester of the year the student plans to enroll.

When you have been granted admission and fail to enroll, the offer of acceptance is valid for one year from the initial entry date, provided the academic credentials have not decreased in the meantime and no significant changes in admission policy have been made. After one year, you must reapply for admission as a new applicant and meet the standards for acceptance current at the time of reapplication.

The university reserves the right to establish or change admission standards as it deems necessary.

Admission Categories

If you meet the academic qualifications as outlined you will be offered admission to the university as a regular admit for the fall semester. Other admissions categories are described below.

Early Decision

Consideration for an early admission decision for fall entrance is given to candidates who meet prescribed academic requirements as demonstrated by their high school grades and junior year SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who qualify for early decision are notified when we receive the completed application, application fee, official high school transcript, and junior year SAT/ACT scores.

Pathways to Enrollment

Mansfield University offers several pathways to enrollment for students interested in two-year (associates) or four-year (bachelors) program options (or both).

If you show a potential for success in college, but do not meet the regular requirements for fall acceptance, you may be considered for one of our developmental programs within the University’s associate degree program options. You may not have completed the recommended high school course sequence or may require preparatory course work to polish your skills. Your high school credentials may rank below the university’s minimum requirements but reveal potential for future success in other ways.

Students selected for participation in a developmental program must complete preparatory course work which is based upon diagnostic-placement results and receive tutoring and advising assistance. Upon successful completion of the program, with a minimum of 2.0 GPA, students continue in a matriculated status. There are limited spaces for enrollment in developmental programs. Students admitted into a developmental program, such as an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies major, are encouraged to seek a change of major into another associates or bachelors degree program, once they have completed 12 academic credits above and beyond any required developmental courses  (MA 0090, ENG 0090) and have a minimum of 2.75 GPA, or have competed 24 credits with a minimum of 2.00 GPA.

College Bound Program

Our College Bound Program is for serious high school learners who know they will go to college, want to explore their potential for college work, or who want to study subjects not normally available in high school.

The College Bound Program provides opportunities on-campus, off-campus, and distance education courses for outstanding high school students to develop their academic potential by pursuing college course work. Students who participate in this program take liberal arts or science courses, which are accepted at most colleges or universities in the U.S.

All academic courses meet departmental standards and earn Mansfield University credit. Students seeking approval to take course work through the College Bound Program must demonstrate strong potential for success at the college level.

Applicants must be recommended by their high school guidance counselor and demonstrate the ability to think critically and analytically. In recommending students for the College Bound Program, high school guidance counselors should use, but are not limited to the following guidelines: students who have pursued an academic curriculum in grades 9-12 and have demonstrated mastery of writing, mathematics, reading and study skills. College Bound applicants must also demonstrate maturity and social skills appropriate for success in college course work. Students who meet the requirements for the College Bound Program are approved to pursue course work but are not admitted as matriculated students.

An approved College Bound candidate is not typically eligible for financial aid. However, students approved to take course work as a College Bound Student have their application fee waived and may be eligible for tuition discounts.

Students interested in the College Bound Program must submit a Non-Degree Student Application available online at http://admissions.mansfield.edu/apply-now/  or by phone at (570) 662-4815 or (800) 577-6826.

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollmetn Program provides an opportunity for participating high school students who plan to pursue post-secondary education and wish to experience college level work, to enroll in courses that will provide college as well as high school credit.

Questions about the Dual enrollment process can be addressed through the Admissions Office at (570) 662-4815.

Early Studies Admission

If you are a high school senior who meets our admission requirements and are interested in attending full-time in lieu of attending high school during your senior year, upon final approval and acceptance, you would be considered a first-time student at Mansfield University. All policies and procedures applicable to university first-time students apply. Should you select this option, you are responsible for obtaining permission from your high school administration or school board to attend Mansfield University in lieu of your senior year of studies within high school. We strongly recommend that you secure a written statement of approval as well as a statement assuring you that, upon successful completion of your first year of studies at Mansfield University and presentation of an official transcript of scholastic achievement, a diploma will be awarded by your high school of origin. Any specific course requirements that must be fulfilled during the first year of college studies to satisfy requirements for a high school diploma must be identified by the guidance counselor at the time of application.

You must file an application, submit official high school transcripts, and standardized test scores, and a letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor. The need to take any developmental course work in the basic skill areas of reading, writing, or mathematics will result in disapproval of the application.

In order to be eligible for federal financial aid consideration, a student in the early studies category must meet the following criteria:

  • A student may NOT take any classes at Mansfield University that will be used to meet any high school graduation requirement. All high school coursework must have been completed prior to receiving any financial aid at the University.
  • A letter from the high school guidance office confirming all coursework requirements have been met prior to University enrollment is required.
  • Students planning to enroll at Mansfield University for their entire senior year of high school MUST provide a letter from the school district stating that they will not be counted on the roster for reimbursement from their particular state.

Non-Degree Students

Anyone interested in taking courses as a non-degree student, is encouraged to apply online at least two weeks prior to the start of the term in which study will begin.

High school graduates or those who hold a General Education Development (GED) certificate may choose this alternative route to take course work through the University without formally applying and without taking the SAT or ACT tests.

Approval to take course work as a non-degree student does not imply or guarantee admission to the University or acceptance in a degree program, but it does offer flexible educational experiences for nontraditional students. This program enables individuals to enrich themselves, improve a particular skill for current or future employment, try college courses to see if they want to pursue a degree, or transfer credit to another institution.

Students may earn up to 30 credit hours, exclusive of developmental (0090) course work, and then apply these credits toward a degree program at Mansfield University if admitted. A maximum of 11 credit hours may be scheduled by non-degree during each academic semester of attendance.

Students may elect to audit courses at Mansfield University if spaces are available in appropriate courses. Credit is not awarded when a course is audited.

Questions about the non-degree process or course/curriculum requirements (outside of Dual Enrollment, which should be directed to Admissions), can be addressed to the Registrar’s Office at (570) 662-4204.

Non-degree students are required to meet the University’s minimum academic requirements. Students who fail to meet those requirements at the end of a semester may be administratively disqualified and denied future enrollment at the discretion of the Provost or Dean.

Any student who is not a U.S. citizen must provide a current, valid visa and a TOEFL score (70 electronic or 500 paper) or demonstrate English proficiency. For additional information contact the Admissions Office at (800) 577-6826 or visit our website at http://admissions.mansfield.edu/more/international-students.

Prior Learning Credit

You may contact our Admissions Office to learn more about credit for prior learning. You may also visit: www.learningcounts.org/

Senior Citizens Program

Mansfield University offers tuition waivers to senior citizens who are receiving Social Security retirement benefits and are at least 62 years of age (or minimum age as defined by the Federal Social Security Administration). Senior citizens may register for courses offered in the fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions. Classes may be audited or taken for credit. Interested students complete a Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver form at the Admissions Office requiring proof of benefits (copy of monthly check or statement from the Social Security Office). Since only tuition is waived, students are charged the miscellaneous fees associated with the number of credits requested. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (570) 662-4408 or (800) 577-6826.

Visiting Student Program

The Visiting Student Program allows students enrolled full-time at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities to enroll at sister institutions for a limited period. A student wishing to enroll at Mansfield University as a visiting student must receive permission from the home university. To qualify, a student must have satisfactorily completed at least 27 credits at the home university and be in good academic standing. A student may take a maximum of 18 credits in a single semester and up to 12 credits of summer work as a visiting student.

Applications for visiting student status are submitted to Mansfield University’s Registrar’s Office for approval. The completed visiting student application (available from the home institution) provides verification of good academic standing. No further credentials are required for admission into the visiting student program at Mansfield University.

Each visiting student should request that a Mansfield University transcript be forwarded to the home campus after courses have been completed. Mansfield University assigns credits and grades in accordance with its own policies and procedures.

Special Art/Music Program Requirements

Applicants for an art degree must satisfy general college admission requirements. While not required to submit an art portfolio for admission in most cases, students may ask to do so, and may need to present their portfolio to the Art Department for the purpose of course placement. For further information contact the Art Department (570) 662-4500.

Applicants for a music degree, having satisfied the requirements for general college admission, must audition for acceptance into music programs. Acceptance is based upon a demonstration of both musical aptitude and accomplishment. For further information contact the Music Department (570) 662-4710.

Transfer Admission

Students who have completed college coursework elsewhere after high school graduation are considered Transfer Students. Students are normally eligible for transfer admission if they have attained overall 2.0 cumulative quality point averages (GPA) at accredited post-secondary institutions. Exceptions are as follows: Radiology Technology and Respiratory Therapy, 2.35 GPA; Social Work, 2.5 GPA; Nutrition & Dietetics, 2.7 GPA; Nursing, 2.7 GPA; Education, 3.0 GPA. Credit is awarded for college level courses completed in accredited colleges/universities. “Accredited” is defined to include any of the seven regional accrediting bodies only, e.g. Middle States Commission on Higher Education for this region. Credits presented from non-accredited colleges or universities are not necessarily eligible for transfer consideration. Options for evaluation of prior learning from a non-accredited institution should be discussed with the transfer counselor in the Admissions office.

Please note that transfer admission into the traditional BSN program is offered on a highly-competitive and space-available basis. Students interested in transferring into the RN to BSN track within the nursing program, however, are not as limited in terms of space availability, and may wish to consider this option.

All transfer applicants are encouraged to apply online at mansfield.edu. The $25 application fee is waived for students who have earned an associate degree prior to attending Mansfield University. Otherwise, transfer applicants should submit the $25 application fee. Transfer students submit the application along with official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions previously attended to the Admissions Office,. Mansfield University has a rolling admissions policy. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be considered based upon academic credentials and space availability for the entry date requested.

If AP or IB credits were completed in high school, applicants must have official score reports/transcripts submitted to Mansfield University for consideration of credits.

Students transferring from a non-accredited institution may opt to gain alternate credits through completion of CLEP exams, offered in Mansfield’s Career Center, or via completion of a portfolio through LearningCounts.org.

Applicants who have earned fewer than 30 credits in college level work are required to submit an official high school transcript. If SATs/ACTs were completed, applicants are encouraged to submit an official score report, but they are not required with an acceptable transfer GPA.

There is no minimum number of credits required to transfer to Mansfield University.

Students approved for transfer to Mansfield University but who are still enrolled at another institution are granted admission on a provisional basis until all records from the previous institution have been reviewed and finalized.

Mansfield University participates in the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center. Students may access this stie online and learn how their credits at Pennsylvania Community Colledges and other institutions transfer to Mansfield University. www.patrac.org/Student/tabid/194/Default.aspx

Health Science programs require completion of algebra, biology, and chemistry with a grade of C or better at the college level.  (Can be  considered at the high school level, with grade of B or better.) See individual program pages for specific admission requirements.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Following acceptance into the university, an evaluation of courses taken at previous institutions is made in consultation with the appropriate academic departments.

Credits are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Exceptions to this policy are specified in the State System of Higher Education Academic Passport for students transferring from Pennsylvania community colleges and transfer agreements between Mansfield University and many two year institutions.

Actual grades and the grade point average (GPA) do not transfer from any previous institution; only the credits earned transfer. Although completion of remedial courses is recognized, credit does not transfer.

The number of credit hours that transfer from another institution cannot be more than the number awarded for completion of course work at that college/university.  For example, Introductory Biology might carry three credits at another institution and three credits would be given in transfer for such course even though the equivalent biology at Mansfield is four credits. Furthermore, if a U.S. History course is four credits at another institution, four credits would be given in transfer even though U.S. History at Mansfield University is a three-credit course.

Because of the time necessary to develop skills required by the music curriculum, music students are advised to transfer as early as possible. Otherwise, it becomes increasingly difficult to complete the curriculum within the normal four-year span of time.

Credits in the music area must be validated by examination before they are accepted for transfer. This is to insure that the student is capable of successfully completing the remaining required courses.

Transfer students seeking to appeal the equivalency and/or application of their transfer credits to a degree program may do so through the Registrar’s Office at registrar@mansfield.edu.

Maximum Credits Accepted in Transfer

There is no limit on credits accepted from regionally accredited four year colleges and universities. Mansfield University will accept in transfer a maximum of 67 credits of coursework from two-year junior or community colleges. Students must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA from prior institutions to be eligible for transfer of courses with a grade of D. Transfer credit will be applied as appropriate to satisfy general education courses, courses required by the major, and elective courses. To earn a Mansfield University degree, students must complete 50% of their major courses at Mansfield University and a minimum of 25% of the total degree credit requirements at Mansfield University. To complete a minor, 50% of minor requirements must be completed at Mansfield University.

International students who wish to transfer credits to Mansfield University are required to have all transcripts evaluated by a service such as World Academic Research Center. http://www.foreigndegrees.com/ or World Education Services http://www.wes.org.application/ . Credit cannot be awarded unless an evaluation service is used.

Readmission of Former Students

Any degree-seeking student who has not been in attendance during the previous semester must apply for readmission to the university through the Admissions Office.

There is no application fee..

Students readmitted following a break of more than one semester fall under all university policies in effect at the time of readmission. Before students are readmitted, they must clear all outstanding University-related debts.

Academic Amnesty

The Academic Amnesty Policy allows certain students who have been separated from the University to return and not be unduly encumbered by their prior academic records. A student may be granted Academic Amnesty only once. Once granted, its conditions cannot be altered. Conditions for Academic Amnesty are as follows:

  1. A student must be separated from the University for at least five years before being eligible for Academic Amnesty.
  2. All grades for courses taken prior to the point at which Academic Amnesty is granted will remain on the academic transcript and academic history, but the cumulative GPA will be represented as “0.00”.
  3. Only those courses that reflect a grade of C or better and were earned at Mansfield University prior to readmission will count as credit hours earned toward graduation. Courses with grades of C- or less will not count toward graduation.
  4. A student will be placed on probation for the initial returning semester.
  5. A student must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 by the end of the second semester. Failure to achieve the 2.00 minimum GPA will result in permanent dismissal from Mansfield University.


  1. The student is evaluated for admission through the normal processing of the readmission application in the Admissions Office.
  2. The student is referred to an advisor for review of academic standing.
  3. The student submits a petition for Academic Amnesty to the Provost.

Principles Of Enrollment Management

Mansfield University endorses enrollment management principles and reserves the right to limit the total number of first-time, transfer, and readmission students within specific degree programs, as well as the total entering class at date of entry. Official entry dates occur in the summer, fall, and spring each academic year. A student may be offered admission to a waiting list based upon these principles. Assignment of confirmed spaces is made after a comprehensive review of academic credentials.

Summer School

Summer School at Mansfield University is designed to meet the needs of a variety of students. A wide range of educational opportunities include credit courses for undergraduates, non-degree, and graduate students, as well as workshops, ACT 48, travel abroad credit and non-credit courses, and seminars in the liberal arts, teacher education, and other fields of study. Summer courses include an array of online courses as well as traditional classroom experiences. Those who  are interested can visit the website at summer.mansfield.edu to view courses.

Summer sessions are open to any student who has earned a high school diploma, a GED certificate, or as part of our dual enrollment program for high school students.

Continuing university students, including new students, who wish to accelerate their programs of study will find both general education and other courses in a variety of academic disciplines. Students from other colleges and universities may take courses through Mansfield University. They are advised to first ensure that their home institutions will accept credits earned.

Teachers and graduate students will find courses in the summer program to serve a variety of needs. They may enroll to complete requirements for permanent certification, take refresher courses in their field of specialization, earn certification in a new field, or take academic coursework to meet ACT 48 requirements.

The policy regarding the number of credits for which a student may register during the summer sessions at Mansfield University is as follows: Students may not take more than six credits during either session, or more than 12 credits across the summer without the approval of the Dean of Education, Professional and Graduate Studies or the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Housing is available on campus for summer students.

Distance Education: Online and Interactive Video

Mansfield University offers opportunities for learning in a variety of settings and via various methodologies. Recognizing the unique needs of learners, we have online undergraduate and graduate courses and programs, as well as televised interactive courses.  For further information about distance education, call 800-661-3640 or email online@mansfield.edu. Visit Online Learning at Mansfield University’s website for critical information, resources available, and directions related to responsibilities in taking a course online at Mansfield University. Website: http://www.online.mansfield.edu

A wide range of resources and serves are available to support teaching, learning, and research for on-campus students and for distance education. Detailed information about the libraries’ collections and services is available through the home page at http://lib.mansfield.edu/ and more specifically http://mansfield.libguides.com/distance for our online population. Another important contact point is the Information Desk (Reference) Ask a Librarian or libref@mansfield.edu. Distance Education students will be mailed their library access bar code or may find this code at http://lib.mansfield.edu/faq/library-id-number-lookup/.

Due to state and federal regulations, all universities offering distance education in states other than their own must receive authorization from those states to do so. Mansfield University is applying for necessary state authorizations. Potential students should confirm that Mansfield University serves students from the state in which they reside.

If you are a student or state agency and would like to inquire about Mansfield University’s distance education courses and programs, please contact the distance education program at online@mansfield.edu.

Mansfield University students who live outside the state of Pennsylvania, or are enrolled in distance education courses at MU while in a state other than Pennsylvania, should refer to HEOA Student Consumer Information for resolving issues and complaints internally.

If you are unable to resolve an issue internally, you may contact the appropriate state agency. We ask that you attempt to resolve complaints with the University internally before involving an outside agency.

Hybrid Courses

A hybrid course is a blend of face-to-face instruction with online learning. In a hybrid course, a significant part of the course learning is online, and the amount of classroom time is reduced. A course that is largely classroom based may include a combination of online or web-based components and requirements in addition to the classroom experience.

Online Non-Credit Courses

Mansfield University now offers non-credit courses online in collaboration through Gatlin Education Services and ed2go. These programs are asynchronous web-based courses which means that there is no commuting to classrooms. Students participate in the class when it is convenient for them.

Career Training Programs offer coursework in a specific field of study. Following the completion of select programs, participants may be prepared and eligible to sit for professional certification exams. The eLearning Center provides participants the ability to develop a specific skill or competency through non-credit courses to further a student’s personal or professional development. Ed2go also offers six week, online, short courses.

Please visit the website at http://online.mansfield.edu to browse a complete list of courses which are available online.

The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University

The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University is an Academic/Shale Gas Partnership that coordinates educational initiatives to provide leadership on opportunities and issues relating to the development of shale gas resources in our region. The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University develops shale-gas-focused outreach programs, workforce training, research efforts, and private/public partnerships to maximize opportunities and benefits for students, alumni, and surrounding communities.  Through the creation of targeted continuing education and certification programs, The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University assists industry partners with the development and maintenance of a well-qualified workforce in the region.  Additionally, diverse topics related to the shale gas production are addressed through community education, outreach, and research efforts sponsored by The Marcellus Institute.  For more information or program offerings, please visit the website at http://www2.mansfield.edu//marcellus-institute/ or contact The Marcellus Institute Director, Lindsey Sikorski, at lsikorsk@mansfield.edu or (570)662-4808. 

International Studies

Many opportunities are available for international students at Mansfield University. International applicants should contact the international admissions coordinator in the Admissions Office.

Requirements for International Student Admission

Applicants are required to send official certified copies of all academic records by postal mail to the Office of International Admission at Mansfield University.  When possible, records should be sent directly from the academic institution attended and contained in a sealed envelope.

Applicants from countries where English is not the native language are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination, the International Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  Applicants from countries where English is the native language must submit the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A TOEFL score of 64 on the internet-based exam, 500 on the printed exam, or 5.0 on the IELST examination indicates the applicant may have basic English proficiency.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are available for applicants who are not proficient in English. Students with scores less than 550 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS are likely to be placed into a program of ESL study before proceeding in most academic programs.

Admissions Process

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and all required documentation at least three (3) months prior to their desired semester start dates. This allows adequate time for processing the application and academic documents.  All applications/forms are available online.

Complete these steps:

  • General Application (online)
  • Financial Aid Application (online)
  • Financial Statement (print & mail)


  • Include a copy of passport ID pages. A passport must be valid for at least six months after the student entered the United States on the student visa.

Transfer Students

International students who wish to transfer credit to Mansfield University are required to have all transcripts evaluated by a service such as World Academic Research Center http://www.foreigndegrees.com/ or World Education Services http://www.wes.org/application/. Credit cannot be awarded unless an evaluation service is used.

MU Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (MCEL)

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (MCEL) provides non-credit experiences and learning opportunities to students and community members interested in new venture creation. MCEL produces a series of events including lectures, workshops, meetings with area entrepreneurs, and projects designed to encourage entrepreneurial knowledge and action. Working closely with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization of Mansfield, MCEL provides opportunities for students to learn how to start new business ventures and participate in business plan competitions.

Law Enforcement & Non-Credit Programs

As a service to the region, Mansfield University offers several certification programs to prepare students for roles in law enforcement and selected other professional areas. Each program is described below.

Municipal Police Training Academy

Under PA ACT 120, an approved 750 hour training program is required to become a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mansfield University is an approved school for the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission. Our Academy provides each cadet with the professional skills and knowledge necessary to become successful law enforcement officers. Our full time Academy enables cadets to accelerate their training. Our part time program allows cadets the opportunity to participate in our training program while attending college. Graduates of the Police Academy may also be eligible to receive college credit following approval of an application. 

Partial Waiver Police Academy for Former Federal Law Enforcement and Military Police Officers

PA Act 165 of 2012 allows former Federal Law Enforcement Officers and former Military Police Officers to obtain a partial waiver of the Act 120 Basic Training.  The Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission has approved a 257 hour course, as well as optional courses if needed, to comply with Act 165.  Interested applicants can apply to MPOETC for an equivalency review to receive approval to attend the partial waiver Academy.  For more information, visit http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/mpoetc/7545/federal_law_enforcement_and_military_police_officers/1392578.

Lethal Weapons Training

PA State Act 235 requires that any person who is privately employed and required as a condition of employment to carry a lethal weapon be certified. This 40-hour training program will enable participants to become employed as armored truck guards, alarm response guards, night watchpersons, or security guards. For more information regarding Lethal Weapons Training, visit http://www2.mansfield.edu/law-enforcement/law-enforcement-programs/lethal-weapons-act-235.cfm

For more information about these law enforcement programs contact Barbara Butcher at 570-662-4866/4974, 800-661-3640 or by email at bbutcher@mansfield.edu.

Non-Credit Certification Programs

Certification programs offered at Mansfield University include the Child Abuse Recognition and School Violence (Project SAVE) workshops required to teach in New York State, the ServSafe Food Safety Program, required for food service establishments in Pennsylvania, and the Real Estate Pre-Licensure Courses required to become a licensed salesperson in Pennsylvania.  For a more complete schedule of courses for the year, call the Law Enforcement and Non-Credit Programs office at 570-662-4866/4974 or 800-661-3640 or by email at bbutcher@mansfield.edu.