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Two New Academic Programs Approved

Publish Date: 6/28/2012


June 28, 2012

MANSFIELD, PA— The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) today approved two new degree programs; the Associate of Applied Science in Natural Gas Production and Services and the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management, at Mansfield University.

“We are very grateful to the Board of Governors for their support of our program initiatives as evidenced by their approval of two new academic programs,” MU Interim President Allan Golden said. “These programs will enable Mansfield University to help meet the workforce development needs of our region while expanding career opportunities for our students.”

The new degree in Natural Gas Production and Services is designed to prepare graduates for various career paths in the natural gas industry. The five concentrations within the program—permitting and inspection specialist, mud logging/geology specialist, environmental specialist, geographic information systems specialist and safety management specialist—have been identified by industry employers as well as major corporations in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania as meeting a critical need. The program is closely aligned with the emerging and growing careers in the drilling industry as outlined by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association.

Mansfield’s program in Safety Management is designed to prepare graduates for the expanding Marcellus Shale industry and associated energy businesses that have an immediate need for safety professionals. It also will prepare graduates for a range of occupational health and safety positions in other industries, both regionally and globally.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has indicated a strong demand for safety workers, as has the Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Workforce Needs Assessment.

Both new programs were developed in close collaboration with industry as part of its newly established Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University.

“Mansfield University is a public liberal arts institution,” Golden said. “We’re in the heart of Marcellus Shale, and that puts us in the unique position to continue to fulfill our mission, serving not only our area but the entire Commonwealth.”

Both programs will be offered beginning this fall.
 


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