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    Personal Enrichment

    The Continuing Education department often offers enrichment programs and other courses designed to provide participants with personal growth opportunities.  These are short, non-credit programs offered during evening or weekend hours.

    Previous community education programs have covered topics including business social media, sales skills training, intentional networking, American Sign Language, and various other offerings.

    Core Manufacturing Skills Certificate

    The Lackawanna College Core Manufacturing Skills Certificate program is a FREE 200-hour program that will provide participants with skills necessary for entry-level positions in advanced manufacturing through classroom, simulation-based and online skill-building lessons.

    What will completing the program mean for me?

    Earn nationally-recognized credentials and prepare for a rewarding manufacturing career!

    Employment opportunities exist after graduation in areas including:

    • Maintenance
    • Manufacturing
    • Production
    • Quality Assurance
    • Safety Compliance

    By completing the program and passing a final competency assessment, students will earn a Core Manufacturing Skills Certificate from Lackawanna College and NEPIRC, which is recognized by area manufacturing industry employers.

    What will I learn in the program?
    Instruction will include, but not be limited to:

    • lessons in problem solving
    • workplace math
    • manufacturing processes and control
    • OSHA 10
    • GDT and blueprint reading
    • quality, safety, value stream and maintenance.
    How long is the program?

    This program is 8 weeks for 5 hours per-day, with Monday through Thursday being either classroom and instruction and Friday being “field trip” day, where students are taken on tours to area manufacturers.

    When does the program start?

    The program is set to begin in Scranton in Spring 2020 and again at our Towanda Center in Summer 2020.

    Who do I contact and how do I register?

    For more information and to register, contact Bridget Duggan,
    Lackawanna College Continuing Education Department, at
    (570) 961-7883 or dugganb@lackawanna.edu.

    Students must be 18 years of age or older to register for this program.

    Available Classes

    To reserve your space or to learn what types of enrichment courses are currently being offered, contact Bridget Duggan, Continuing Education Special Programs Coordinator, at (570) 961-7883.

    Real Estate Fundamentals and Practices

    This 60-hour program provides students with the required training needed to apply for the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Licensing Exam. The Real Estate Fundamentals course (30 hours) introduces the student to the language, principles, and legal concepts that govern real estate ownership and its transfer in Pennsylvania. The Real Estates Practices course (30 hours) provides an introduction to the real estate business, and will focus on areas of specialization, including: techniques, procedures, and ethics involved in a real estate transaction. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of forms and documents.

    The Real Estate Fundamentals and Practices class is currently offered at the Lake Region Center.

    Computer Basics

    Microsoft Office is a comprehensive software package that covers Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint over 25 hours.

    This program is offered at the Scranton campus, Hazleton Center, Lake Region Center, and Towanda Center.

    Project Management

    Dynamic workshops that test decision-making skills in real life project management simulation using decision making tools that one can put to work back on the job immediately.

    This program is offered at the Scranton campus and Lake Region Center.

    Financial and Retirement Planning

    Educational classes on all topics of financial planning such as estate planning, retirement basics, long-term care, and social security.