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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

This program begins on April 6, 2021, at our Environmental Education (LCEEC) Center and online. 

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.

LCEEC Core Manufacturing Skills Program Flyer (PDF)

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:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Maitenance 
  • 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 begins on April 6, 2021, online and at the Environmental Education Center in Covington Township.

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

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.