Lake Region Center | Hawley
About the Lake Region Center
Lackawanna College’s Lake Region Center provides educational opportunities for residents in Wayne and Pike counties.
The state-of-the-art academic center in the historic Silk Mill in Hawley provides business and industry training and continuing education courses along with traditional degree and certificate programs. Students have the option to complete many of their degree requirements at the Lake Region Center.
Virtual Express Enrollment
Wed., June 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., June 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed., June 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Programs that can be completed entirely at the Lake Region center are:
*Available exclusively online through Lake Region Center
- Business Administration^
- Business Studies^
- Criminal Justice^
- Cyber Security^
- Early Childhood Education
- Human Services^
- Petroleum & Natural Gas Technology^
- Professional Studies^
^Available entirely online
Did You Know?
Students who spend a minimum of two semesters at the Lake Region Center can complete degree requirements for nearly any other major offered by Lackawanna College at our main campus in Scranton.
For a full list of available majors, please visit the Majors and Certificates page.
Did you know that there are hundreds of scholarships available to students at the Lake Region Center from organizations like the United Way, Wayne County Arts Alliance, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Audubon Society?
Click here to download a spreadsheet filled with scholarships you can apply for to help pay for your education! Learn more about scholarships offered by Lackawanna College and other community organizations on our Scholarship page.
Please click on any of the headings below for more information about our available job training programs.
This accelerated program is designed to give the student a strong knowledge of bookkeeping procedures that will include tasks related to recording financial transactions, maintaining records, creating statements and tracking customer or client accounts. In addition, students will learn to create companies, work with sales and receivables, payables and purchases, budgets & end-of-period procedures using the QuickBooks Professional software.
Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day support.
This 14-week certificate program is designed to give the student a general understanding and knowledge of office procedures that will prepare them for re-entering the workforce in a variety of administrative office positions. Each student will receive instruction on Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook applications, Principles of Accounting 1, Computerized Accounting ( QuickBooks), Business Communications and Employment Readiness skills.
This 22-week innovative training program offers students the opportunity to receive an industry recognized credential while working on the academic coursework of the GED. This provides an opportunity to graduate with two successful completions as well as jump start into a high priority occupation.
The Lake Region Center is now accepting applications for their Massage Therapy Program. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, massage therapists can earn up to $41,420 per year, and the field is expected to grow by 22% through 2028!
This program is a 720-hour, non-credit program which includes an introduction to massage therapy, anatomy and physiology, bodywork assessment, and more!
This 475-hour program will allow the students the training to work in a Medical environment doing Medical Terminology, Billing and Coding. Coursework, taught from the practitioner’s perspective, focuses on skills and coding competencies used in settings such as hospitals and physician practices. This program offers courses with updated curriculum covering the latest coding standards, which recently changed in the United States from the International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) to ICD-10 standards. In addition, students will be prepared to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) which is an entry-level exam.
The Lackawanna College Nurse Aide Training program is a 172-hour program with hands-on, clinical experience under the supervision and direction of Registered Nurses who are experienced in long-term care. The program is accredited by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education for 140 hours, which includes 96 hours of classroom and laboratory training and 44 clinical hours in a long-term care facility. It also includes 32 additional specialized hours that includes training in CPR and practice laboratory hours to prepare students to take the American Red Cross Competency Examination.
This accelerated program is designed to give the student a strong knowledge of Bookkeeping procedures that will include tasks related to recording financial transactions, maintaining records, creating statements and tracking customer or client accounts. In addition, students will learn to create companies, work with sales and receivables, payables and purchases, budgets & end-of-period procedures using the QuickBooks Professional software.
The Lake Region Center offers a 75-hour program Real Estate Program, as required by the state Real Estate Commission, that prepares students to take the Real Estate Licensing exam. This program is taught by an instructor who is certified by the Real Estate Commission. Students will receive instruction in Real Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practices. Both classes are needed in order to sit for the exam.