Current Courses

Northeast PA Alliance Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
Stormwater Maintenance

Course Code: RS-M09-A1
Date: Rescheduled to Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-12 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and local municipalities have a variety of requirements that detail how the rate, volume, and velocity of stormwater runoff are to be managed. This course reviews these regulations and the resulting requirements for the operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities. The course provides an overview of the storm runoff process; a discussion of current regulatory requirements for new development as well as municipal obligations under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal storm sewer system (MS4) permits; identifies elements of sustainable stormwater management systems; and discusses operation and maintenance of stormwater facilities.

Intended Audience: Individuals who are involved in establishing local stormwater policies, reviewing development plans, inspecting construction of stormwater facilities, and operation and maintenance of stormwater facilities, including: elected officials, planners, public works directors, engineers, and operations and maintenance personnel.

Cost: Free (must be an employee/elected official from a municipality or county/government authority)

Stop Signs and Intersection Traffic Control

Course Code: RS2-S17-C1
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 8 am-12 pm

Part of the LTAP’s new series of courses on signing and safety, this course focuses on STOP signs and other controls that improve safety at unsignalized intersections. Beginning with reasons for effectively implementing STOP sign placement, course content will examine the components of STOP sign placement, as well as offering suggestions for accommodating uncommon challenges. In addition to STOP signs, the course will present content on other safety features often used at intersections along with signs such as pavement markings and rumble strips. The course will also offer content on common STOP intersection problems such as unwarranted STOP signs and multi-way STOP intersections. The methodology for studying an intersection to warrant STOP signs is included, along with a Workshop, during which participants will be challenged with an example problem and given an opportunity to work through a study to determine the best tools for intersection safety.

To register, click here and log on using your username and password. First-time users must set up an account by clicking on “Create Account.” For technical assistance when registering, call: 1-800-FOR-LTAP (1-800-367-5827) or contact Kate McMahon, Transportation Services Manager, NEPA Alli.

Cost: Free (must be an employee/elected official from a municipality or county/government authority)

PA Rural Water Association
Operator Health and Safety Survival Guide

Course ID: 146
SKU: Training 2018-4-19 #146 Operator Health Mahanoy City
Provider: PA Rural Water Association
Water/Wastewater Hours: 6.00
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 8 am-3:30 pm
Cost: $95 member/ $130 nonmember

Our nation’s most valuable resource is those who spend their days on the job. Water and sewer plant operators are among those people, therefore a course on operator health and safety is needed. The purpose of this course is to instruct students on most aspects of health and safety in the water and sewer industry. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand the importance of safe work practices and recognize unsafe work practices.

Supplies, materials, and lunch are included with registration.

To register online, click here.

For questions, call 800?653?7792 ext. 107 or 108 or email

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.

For Class Updates, Check the LifeLong Learning Center Facebook Page


ESL Classes

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.

For Class Updates, Check the LifeLong Learning Center Facebook 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.

Testing Services

SCEC is a certified exam proctoring location for the following tests:

-ETS Praxis series
-Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
-Collegeboard CLEP

See our testing page for specific test registration instructions.