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What Exactly Do You Do as a Medical Assistant

When it comes to healthcare careers, medical assistant jobs are in particularly high demand. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that medical assistant positions will rise at a rate of 18% until 2030. Becoming a certified medical assistant has many advantages, especially if you want to start working in medicine sooner rather than later. It […]

What Are the Qualifications to Become a Medical Assistant

Choosing a lucrative healthcare career that doesn’t require years of training can seem hard. If that’s the path you’re interested in, though, becoming a medical assistant might be right for you. According to government statistics, medical assistant jobs will continue to rise in popularity until at least 2030. That’s exciting! Especially if you want to be involved in a thriving […]

The Benefits of Getting a Hospitality Degree

Everyone lucky enough to spend a vacation at a swanky resort undoubtedly has eyed the hospitality staff with a bit of envy. After all, what’s not to love about living full-time in paradise, meeting a surfeit of exciting people daily, and eating gourmet meals prepared by a professional staff right on the premises? And days […]

Top 6 Careers With A Business Administration Degree

A business administration degree has become one of the most preferred degree choices because of how seamlessly it can be utilized in any career choice. It is a degree that offers students more options and flexibility rather than being siloed to one interest and one career path for years to come. The business world provides […]

How to Become a Massage Therapist

When it comes to choosing a career path, employees today want flexibility. Flexibility with hours, time off, location, and so on. If you are interested in massage therapy, the good news is you can have all of that — and the industry is growing. With an increasing number of massage clinics, spas, and salons popping […]

How to Get a Job after College

You just graduated from college! Now what? Your calendar is free of assignments, tests, and projects, and you wonder what is next in this walk of life. Be warned; there will be pressure after you graduate to shift to other people’s versions of “adulthood.” Many will tell you that life after college comes with much anxiety. However, […]

Advantages to Getting a Medical Assisting Certification

There’s always a need for workers in the healthcare industry, especially medical assistants. It’s a field that has been growing and is projected to grow more rapidly than most industries in the next decade. The great thing about a lot of jobs in the healthcare industry is that they don’t require a bachelor’s degree to get […]

Finding and Applying for Scholarships

Covering the cost of tuition is something that’s on every college student’s mind. Even when your college offers financial aid to nearly 95% of students — like Lackawanna College does — you may want to fill the gaps with outside money. Scholarships for college can help. College scholarships allow incoming students to potentially lessen their financial outlay. Almost […]

High School Seniors: How to Prepare for College

Congratulations! You’re about to make the jump from high school to higher education. It’s an exciting time of life but one that requires a bit of planning. Below are some of the most helpful tips on preparing for college the right way. Follow these suggestions for the smoothest possible transition.  Make an Informed Choice Just because you […]

Five Ways to Prepare for Culinary School

Many of us love to dream up new and exciting dishes. With a Culinary Arts associate degree from Lackawanna College, that dream will transform into a fulfilling career! Our program emphasizes the skills and knowledge a working leader in the food industry needs to know. Our courses cover important topics, such as cooking techniques, nutrition, food safety […]

Moses Taylor Foundation Board Approves $250,000 Grant for Lackawanna College Scholarships

The Moses Taylor Foundation Board of Directors has approved a five-year grant of $250,000 to support Lackawanna College students pursuing degrees in Health Sciences and Human Services. This gift established the Moses Taylor Foundation Annual Scholarship in honor of LaTida Smith, the Foundation’s President and CEO from 2015 to 2021. The Foundation and Lackawanna College […]

Tuition-Free Education for McDonald’s Employees

Lackawanna College and Mueller Family McDonald’s Partnership Lackawanna College is excited to partner with the Mueller family McDonald’s to provide educational opportunities to employees who want to earn their bachelor’s or associate degree at Lackawanna College. This opportunity is exclusively available at the Mueller family McDonald’s located in: Allentown Bethlehem Carbondale Clarks Summit Dickson City […]

Dr. Jill Murray Named to Ben Franklin Technology Partners Board

SCRANTON, Pa. – Sept. 29, 2021 – Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray has been selected as a member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors. BFTP/NEP has led tech-based economic growth in the region for more than 35 years. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on […]

Machi Systems LLC: Lackawanna College Venture Lab Impact Story

Machi Systems LLC aims to compete in the 20th  Annual tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition. “The Lackawanna College Venture Lab has guided me through the business development process, provided emergency bootstrapping funds via the Venture Lab Microloan Program, and funneled me a viable customer base. It’s terrific to have a local business incubator take such a […]

Lackawanna College Pinky Swear PACK Honored for Fundraising Efforts

SCRANTON, Pa. – June 2, 2021 – The Lackawanna College Pinky Swear Ambassadors on College Campuses to Help Kids with Cancer (PACK) was honored at a virtual event on May 26 by the Pinky Swear Foundation for raising $4,200, becoming the second top fundraising group in the foundation’s “It Takes Two” fundraiser out of 69 registered […]

SUNY Orange, Lackawanna College Sign Transfer Agreement

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) and Lackawanna College Lake Region Center have jointly approved a transfer agreement that provides a seamless and smooth pathway for SUNY Orange graduates to transfer to Lackawanna and remain on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. For qualifying SUNY Orange graduates who intend to transition immediately to […]

Lackawanna College Expands Medical Assistant Program to Support Demand

Lackawanna College is launching its Medical Assistant (MA) program at its satellite centers in Sunbury and Hazleton in Summer 2021. The College will also launch the program at its main campus in Scranton and at the Lake Region Center in Fall 2021. The decision to expand the program comes from a growing demand for certified […]

New PA Law to Benefit Lackawanna’s Surgical Technology Program

SCRANTON, Pa. – Nov. 17, 2020 – A new Pennsylvania law requiring all surgical technologists to graduate from an accredited program, pass an accredited exam and complete 15 hours of continuing education each year was signed by Governor Tom Wolf on October 29. Prior to the new law, unlike surrounding states, surgical technologists in PA […]

Lackawanna College Esports Team to Participate in Maui Esports Invitational

The Lackawanna College Rocket League team will participate in the first-ever Maui Esports Invitational from November 14 to 20. Various stages of the tournament will be broadcast on the official Rocket League Twitch channel at twitch.tv/rocketleague and ESPNU, with the finals set for broadcast on ESPN2. Lackawanna joins an impressive list of Division I esports […]

Lackawanna College Signs Transfer Agreement with Harrisburg University

SCRANTON, Pa. – May 14, 2020 – Lackawanna College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology signed a transfer agreement that will make it easier for students in Lackawanna College’s RN-to-BSN program to continue their education through Harrisburg’s Master’s in Nursing program. The agreement was signed during a virtual signing ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Attending the ceremony from […]

Hazleton Center Donates to Catholic Social Services

SCRANTON, Pa. – April 15, 2020 – The Lackawanna College Hazleton Center recently donated toilet paper, cleaning supplies and non-perishable items to Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton in Hazleton. “As a part of the Hazleton community, our faculty, staff and students are honored to donate what we are able to during this […]

President Mark Volk Issues Coronavirus Message to Students

Lackawanna College President Mark Volk has released a new message to students regarding the decision to move all instruction online at the conclusion of the extended Spring Break for the main campus and all Centers Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 5: Dear Students: I wanted to reach out to keep you up-to-date on the […]

Peanut Butter And Jelly

Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, cookies and milk. Seemingly disconnected (very good) things join together to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts. In higher ed, we are constantly thinking about how to make the academic experience outstanding, about how to connect apparently separate […]

Culinary students share ham glaze recipes on WNEP’s ‘Leckey Live’

Students from the Culinary Arts program and Chef Mark Seibert were featured on the WNEP morning news with Ryan Leckey on Friday, March 25. Students and Chef Seibert shared a variety of ham glazes prepared using natural ingredients ahead of the Easter holiday, but they can be used any time of the year. Now, the […]

Full scholarships aid area’s top students

The inaugural recipients of the Lackawanna College Community Opportunity Scholarship have nearly completed their first full year of college courses. The scholarship, established in the spring of 2013, awards each student with full tuition for two years at the College. Among the first-ever recipients is 18-year-old Olyphant resident Danielle Priblo. The 2013 Mid Valley High […]

Lackawanna College Launches new Website

Lackawanna College is proud to showcase their new FreshySites – Website Design website. FreshySites – Website Design company is a web design and web development agency, WordPress website design company and WooCommerce web developer. FreshySites is focused on thoughtful and beautiful design, with fast turn-around and prices themselves on best-in-industry customer service with over 2,200 web design […]