In response to the COVID-19 mitigation efforts outlined by Governor Wolf, SCEC is suspending all physical classes until schools are again open to the public (TBD-tentatively April 6th). At this time, we will continue to check emails, phone messages, and incoming mail. Any class scheduled to start during the closure will be pushed back, rescheduled, and/or cancelled. This includes our computer courses offerings starting on April 30th, please send your registration form and check payable to SCEC, PO Box 355, Mahanoy City, PA 17948 to save your spot (limited seats available). No check will be cashed for classes until it is certain that we will be open and classes will run; your check will be returned to you by mail if a class you are registered for is cancelled due to extended COVID closures or rescheduled for a later date which you are not available to attend. We have disinfected and sanitized our facilities for your return when it is deemed safe. Please take care and stay safe, we look forward to your return.
SCEC Spring Computer Courses
About the Instructor: Lynn Ann Wiscount began her education career 34 years ago at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 working with and helping to develop a Pennsylvania state wide program called Access Pennsylvania. While she was there she also provided training and support for the POWER Library e-resources, and had the opportunity to introduce emerging technologies to colleagues on a daily basis. She provided training, both face-to-face and virtual, on various topics ranging from Digital Citizenship to Google Apps. Lynn Ann enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and has presented at various state and local conferences including Pete & C, PASCD, iLEAD, PaLA, and PSLA. In addition, Lynn Ann has also provided training to various employers.
All classes will use Microsoft Office 2016
Windows 10 – An Introduction
Date: April 30, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
The course will show participants how to master the basic skills needed to navigate Windows 10. Topics in this course include customizing your desktop, managing files and folders, using the Edge browser to explore the Internet and working with the other Windows accessories.
Date: May 5, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
This course is for anyone that needs to be reintroduced to the Excel program. Features covered include basic workbook skills (including freeze panes and autofill), creating simple formulas, copying, moving and formatting data, column and row formatting, and printing.
Excel – Charts and PivotTables
Date: May 7, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
In this course, participants will be exploring the more advanced features of the Excel program. Features we will be looking at include charting tools, and Pivot Tables. Some additional data management tools will also be highlighted.
Access – An Introduction
Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
Access is a powerful relational database program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. In this course, participants will learn about managing their data by creating a new database, designing forms and reports, and creating queries to sort and filter data.
Google – An Introduction to Calendar
Date: May 14, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google that allows users to create and edit events. In this course, participants will learn how to navigate the Google Calendar interface, create and modify events, respond to invitations, share calendars and enter notes and tasks.
Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word
Date: May 19, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
Which is better? That depends! In this course, participants will learn about the benefits and limitations of each program to decide which program will work best for them.
Social Media – An Introduction
Date: May 28, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
Learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive in this age of digital communication. In this course, participants will learn about some of the most commonly used social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, With digging deeper into these platforms you may just discover they can be used for much more than sharing photos and keeping track of friends.
Date: May 21, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM - 4 PM (w/1 hr. lunch break) Cost: $ 40
Participants will be given an overview of the different features of the Microsoft Word program. Learn how to create professional looking documents by using various built in features. Features we will cover include formatting text and paragraphs, managing lists, adding tables, and inserting graphics.
OneNote Academic for College and High School Students
Date: June 23, 2020 Time: 5-8 PM Cost: $ 20
Do you need to develop your digital note-taking skills? As a student you can benefit from the many features Microsoft OneNote has to offer. Participants will discover how to take notes, capture whiteboard or slide content, clip information from the web, and record audio. Participants will also discover how this free program can be used to collaborate with others
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High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes
Lifelong Learning Center
Date: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Adult Basic Education programs are funded by the PA Department of Education, Division of Adult Education and the Workforce Investment Act to provide a full range of instructional services that prepare residents looking to develop the basic skills necessary to participate fully in the education of their children, find and keep family-sustaining employment, or obtain a secondary school credential.
The Schuylkill IU's Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) has existed to enhance the basic skills of adult learners. Our mission is to offer educational programs that are accessible and flexible in delivery. Programs foster values for lifelong learning, respect for diversity, and development of students as contributing members of society. Educational goals are set by individual learners and are defined by the adult learner's perceived roles as workers, family members, and community members.
FREE instruction is offered to adults who are looking to improve their basic reading, writing, math skills and English as a Second Language. The adult learner will receive valuable skills needed to succeed in the workplace or in a post-secondary/training program.
Any adult, who is at least 16 years of age, is a resident of PA, is not currently enrolled in a public or private secondary or post-secondary institution or has completed a high school diploma but is in need of basic skills instruction is eligible to participate in the initial Orientation. It is during the Orientation process that the adult leaner is assessed. A plan will then be developed which will provide the adult leaner with the best options in order to meet their educational needs in the timeliest manner.
Before enrolling in a class, adult learners attend High School Equivalency Exam Prep orientation, scheduled on an individual basis. During orientation, the adult learner's educational levels are assessed in order to determine the most appropriate class needed in order to successfully pass the High School Equivalency Exam Prep test in a timely manner.
To register for the above High School Equivalency Exam Prep Orientation, High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes, and ESL Classes call 570-628-5761.
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Dates: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
FREE English as a Second Language class works with adults who are willing and eager to learn how to increase their proficiency in the English language. The ESL Program plays a vital role in assisting non-English language speakers in day-to-day activities.
The Corona virus closing and rescheduling any courses necessary as the need arises during the shutdown that I would like posted on our main page and our courses page
SCEC Online Courses
A wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. There are over 300 course topics available. Course categories include accounting and finance, business, college readiness, computer applications, design and composition, healthcare and medical, language and arts, law and legal, personal development, teaching and education, technology, and writing and publishing.
Register online or call 570-773-1270.
SCEC is a certified exam proctoring location for the following tests:
-ETS Praxis series
-Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
See our testing page for specific test registration instructions.