Lackawanna College’s Continuing Education Department reacts quickly to the needs of employers and students of all ages to provide the very best in continuing education. Employees who would like to advance in their careers by going back to school can access all the training and up-to-date programming they need through Lackawanna’s continuing education programs.
Whether it is through online learning modules, in-person instruction, or on-site presentations, our programs are designed to meet the needs of our region’s busiest consumers. Convenient classes are available days, evenings, and weekends!
We’re here to help! Call the Office of Continuing Education at (570) 961-7813 to inquire about or apply to current programs or suggest new ones.
Continuing Education Program Areas
Lackawanna College features a wide range of adults continuing education programs designed to cater to as many types of professionals as possible.
Learn about some of our most popular program areas below.
The Lackawanna College Training Institute educates non-traditional students in subject areas they need to get back into the job market for in-demand positions. The institute features programming designed to meet the needs of individuals, funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, U.S. Department of Labor, or Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Our workforce development involves communicating with local employers on what education and training they need their employees to have and then implementing these programs at our school. We educate and prepare workers for advancement in fields such as healthcare, finance, and the trades.
Online Training and Certification Programs
At Lackawanna College, we realize that students may lead busy lives that don’t allow in-person attendance on set schedules, so we offer online training and certificate programs. Online continuing education programs at Lackawanna College allow the working professional to learn at a comfortable pace while still fulfilling life’s other obligations.
With online classes, students also enjoy more instructor time and the reduced costs of not having to pay for transportation, meals or housing. Our online programs available for students to enroll in can be found here.
Education isn’t always just about sitting in class and getting good grades. Ideally, students will want to better themselves personally as they learn about their chosen subjects.
To encourage this kind of self-improvement, we offer personal enrichment programs that can complement any educational track. These eight-week, non-credit programs train students in subjects ranging from business social media to American sign language to sales skills to problem-solving. These acquired skills and knowledge can set you apart when competing for your next job.
To help the youth of Lackawanna County and the surrounding region learn vital skills before entering college, Lackawanna College offers various youth programs. Our summer youth programs have covered topics such as critical thinking, problem-solving and developing creativity.
Lackawanna College is a site for GED testing. The testing center is open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Please contact Bridget Duggan, Youth Program Manager at (570) 961-7883 for more information.
Students who work in fields in which they have the chance to get ahead and become leaders can benefit from Lackawanna’s Sustainable Leadership certificate program. This 16-credit program lasts nine months and teaches students skills such as problem-solving and systems thinking in the context of social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Child Development Credential
The Child Development course provides the required training for Early Learning Center staff to apply for their CDA credential. Participants earn nine Lackawanna College credits upon successful completion of all three parts.
Pennsylvania Director Credential
This three-part course is for those interested in careers as Early Learning Center directors or aspiring directors looking to apply for a PA Directors Credential. Participants will earn nine Lackawanna College credits upon completing all three parts.