TechCred ( helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with skills needed in a technology-infused economy. These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete. When an employee completes a credential, the state will reimburse the employer up to $2,000 of the cost. To learn more about the credentials you can earn at The University of Akron, contact Rose Withem at or call 330-972-2116.

Featured Classes:

Project Management Essentials


Franklin Covey’s Project Management Essentials™ For the Unofficial Project Manager will help participants consistently complete projects successfully by teaching them to implement a disciplined process to execute projects and to master informal authority.

Class is June 22 - register now!

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Designed for operators, managers, supervisors, cooks and employees to prevent food-borne illnesses and help reduce liability and insurance costs, this course covers the causes, spread and methods of preventing food-borne illnesses, microbiology, cleaning and sanitizing. Successful completion will lead to ServSafe Certification, and the Ohio Department of Health Food Safety Certification.

Class starts June 13!

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Sterile Processing/Central Service Technician

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Sterile Processing is a field dedicated to supporting the healthcare industry with supplies and equipment. You will learn sterilization practices that will prepare you to become a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician. Class format includes lecture, demonstration and practice. Includes a field trip to a local area hospital sterile processing department. 

Class Starts August 22!

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Customized Corporate Training

We'll bring the classroom to your location!

Companies are distinct and differentiated in their needs and requirements. We actively look to form a working, responsive partnership with your organization to assist with developing and implementing new strategies that will achieve new goals or solve current problems.

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Continuing and Professional Education
225 S. Main St.
Polsky 489
Akron, OH 44325-4104

Office: 330-972-7577
Fax: 330-972-7598

Fall/Spring Hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Summer Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday