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Lake Region Center

Located in the historic Hawley Silk Mill, Lackawanna College’s Lake Region Center in Hawley is a state-of-the-art academic center with traditional degree and certificate programs, business and industry training, and continuing education courses.

The Lake Region Center is the only college in Wayne and Pike Counties to offer bachelor’s degrees. Students can complete most degree programs on-site without having to attend our main campus in Scranton or transfer.

At the Lake Region Center, students can earn bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and human services as well as all the bachelor’s degrees offered online.

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.

The versatility we offer students is part of the mission of Lackawanna College. Prospective students who have been seeking higher education near Hawley can rest assured knowing that our Lake Region Center offers online and on-site degrees and certifications in exciting, fulfilling career fields.

Apply to a program at our Lake Region Center today to get started!

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No matter where our students live in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, we want everyone to be able to access a Lackawanna College education. It’s why we offer our competitive degree and certificate programs at so many locations.

The following programs can be completed entirely at the Lake Region Center in Hawley.


There are hundreds of scholarships available to students at the Lake Region Center from organizations such as 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!

Job Training

Please click on any of the headings below for more information about our available job training programs.

Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Certification

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.

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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Lackawanna College’s Medical Assistant Certificate program combines medical assistant classes with hands-on experience in labs and clinicals. You will learn from experienced professors and professionals working in this growing healthcare field.

Visit our Certificate page for details.

GED-to-Job Ready

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 a jump-start into a high priority occupation.

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Management Career Prep with Microsoft Certifications

This 15-week certification program is designed to give each student a strong knowledge of management within the business community. Each student will have a choice of either the Business Management Career Prep track or the Associate Professional in Human Resources track. In addition, each student will be trained and certified in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Massage Therapy

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 that includes an introduction to massage therapy, anatomy and physiology, bodywork assessment, and more!

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Medical Billing and Coding Certification

This 755-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.

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MOS 2016 with Spanish for the Workplace

This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) Suite certification exam(s). Students only need to take one certification exam in order to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Spanish for the Workplace is an innovative, self-paced, online occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speaking supervisors and co-workers.

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Online Bookkeeping Administration Expert

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.

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Real Estate Pre-Licensing

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.

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ServSafe Manager Online with OSHA 10 General Industry Training

The purpose of this online course is to prepare students for the ServSafe Manager exam. The ServSafe program provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to foodservice managers. The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research, and years of food sanitation training experience.

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The Lake Region Center is conveniently located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains in downtown Hawley. Students have access to computer labs, classrooms, and lab space on the top floor of the historic 19th-century Hawley Silk Mill.

The center is the only college in Wayne County offering bachelor’s degrees, giving students the option to learn close to home with a short commute.

The Lake Region Center is in a 75,000-square-foot lifestyle center filled with shops carrying local foods, furniture, pottery, jewelry, gifts, and more. Students can grab a bite at the Cocoon Coffee House or exercise at the fitness center. Restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment are just a short drive away in the picturesque downtown nestled in the valley of Lake Wallenpaupack.

Most importantly, each of our satellite locations helps to fulfill the mission of Lackawanna College: to provide a quality education to all students who want to improve their lives by getting ahead in their careers.

We are proud to serve students who need reliable higher education in Hawley, and we’re glad that so many of our students have succeeded at the Lake Region Center.

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Students who live in northeastern or central Pennsylvania but are too far away from our main Scranton campus have the option of attending one of our satellite campuses.

For those students seeking higher education in Wayne County that they can trust to provide them with a quality education, there’s the Lackawanna College Lake Region Center. The center offers a number of online and in-person programs in concentrations ranging from business to accounting to petroleum and natural gas.

Enroll in a program at our Lake Region Center today!

8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 226-4625

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Lake Region Center

8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA 18428

PHONE: (570) 226-4625