Current Courses

SCEC 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 offered will use Microsoft Office 2016.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Date: May 28, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

Participants will be given an overview of the different features of the Microsoft Word program. They will learn how to create professional looking documents by using various built in features. Features we will cover include typing, formatting, editing, margins, page formatting, inserting objects, spell checking and saving.

Word - Beyond the Basics

Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

Do you know the basics of Microsoft Word and want to improve your skills or learn about some additional features? In this course. participants will learn advanced features including mail merge, track changes, tables, reference links, and forms. They will also learn how to manage long documents and control the flow of those documents.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

This course is designed to provide participants a good introduction of the basics of Excel. Features covered in the course include learning the basic workbook skills, creating simple formulas, copying, moving and formatting data, column and row formatting, and printing.

Excel - Beyond the Basics

Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

In this course, participants will be exploring the more advanced features of the Excel program. Features we will be looking at includes data management tools, charting tools, Pivot Tables and more advanced functions. Participants will also learn the difference between absolute and relative cell references.

Introduction to Google Drive

Date: June 11, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

Looking for a way to access your files from anywhere? If so, then Google Drive may be the answer. This course will introduce participants to everything that is available as part of Google Drive’s cloud platform. From creating documents to collaboration with other users, this program has something for everyone.

Google’s Best Kept Secrets (Business Edition)

Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

Discover some tips, techniques, and programs from Google that you may not know about. Participants in this workshop will discover Keep, Earth, Action Item Assignments, Forms, and Trends as well as other hidden tools.

Building Websites with Google Sites

Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

Looking for a way to build a high-quality website? Why not try Google Sites. In this course participants will go step by step through the web design process and be shown how to integrate images, videos, Google maps and other elements. Whether you are looking to create a professional portfolio, event or business website or even just a site to share information, this is a course for you since the possibilities are endless.


Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Cost: $15

Do you need to develop your digital note-taking skills? If you answered yes, then this course is for you. Participants will learn to use the free program by Microsoft called OneNote. During this three-hour session, participants learn how to:

  • Navigate in the OneNote environment
  • Add and format text, images, and other objects
  • Embed and attach files from other outside sources
  • Use templates
  • Search & Share Notebooks


Speed Limits and Speed Management

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 8am to 12pm

The half-day course will employ newly developed material, focusing on the investigation and decision-making processes associated with managing vehicular speed. The participants will: Review speed safety statistics and how to identify problem areas, discuss how to study a roadway segment for speed issues and determine changes in speed limit postings, recognize common safety issues and learn to apply proven mitigation measures. Intended Audience: This course is intended for local government officials responsible for the installation, maintenance, and inspection of traffic signs, roadway safety, and asset management. This includes traffic technicians, public works directors, supervisors, roadmasters, and crew responsible for traffic signs.

The PennDOT Local Technical Assistance Program has been serving Pennsylvania’s municipalities with transportation road maintenance and safety training since 1983. Services available through LTAP include workshop training, on-site technical assistance, updates on the latest technologies and innovations, field demonstrations, library and information materials, and newsletters. These services are available to all municipalities in the state and are provided at no cost to the users.

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 Alliance at 570-655-5581.

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.