Current Courses

PA Rural Water Association

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Science of Manhole Inspections
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 8:00am to 11:30am
Water/Wastewater Hours: 3.00
Member Price: $85.00/ Nonmember: $110.00

This class’s main goal is to teach you how to manage and reduce Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) utilizing manholes. The course covers why inspection of sanitary sewer manholes should be included in an asset management inspection program and SOPs. Includes tools on how to design inspection maps, clear easements and develop a logical maintenance program for manholes. Also covers working with Agencies to understand the flood plain elevations and soil types that affect the life cycle of the structures.

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Science of Dry Barrel Fire Hydrant Inspection and Comprehensive Audits
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time: 8:00am to 11:30am
Water/Wastewater Hours: 3.00
Member Price: $85.00/ Nonmember: $110.00

Fire Hydrants are critical infrastructure for your distribution system and your community as a whole. Performing a system-wide audit of those hydrants is important to ensure they function when needed and do not cause damage to the system. This course will provide operators with the information to begin inspecting hydrants, common issues, and basic maintenance for hydrants.

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Securing Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 8:00am to 2:30pm
Water/Wastewater Hours: 5.00
Member Price: $155.00/ Nonmember: $195.00

The Pa Water and Wastewater Systems Operator’s Certification Act mandates that the standards for certification, recertification and renewal of certification shall include training related to the security of water and wastewater systems. This course is designed to meet the system security training requirement of the Act. The learner will be able to recognize methods for developing and increasing security awareness as it applies to water and wastewater treatment facility operations.

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For questions, call 814-353-9302 ext108 or email



Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Registration 7:30am
Class 8:00am-12:00pm

Intended Audience: Individuals who are involved with planning and managing winter maintenance operations including: supervisors, managers, directors, road masters, and other municipal staff involved with winter maintenance planning.

This course covers the planning and preparation aspects of a year-around comprehensive winter maintenance operation.Topics will include planning, budgeting, work force training, equipment preparation, material procurement strategies, and public relations for winter operations.

Winter storm conditions can disrupt the daily lives of our citizens such that wintery road conditions can slow travel leading to delays, accidents, property damage and even human injury. The cost of maintaining snow- and ice-covered roadways continues to rise while the expectations of the traveling public for safe and passable roads increase. This combination of winter storm conditions, rising motorist expectations, and the cost of providing a higher level of winter roadway services creates increased challenges for municipal road crews.

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Registration 7:30am
Class 8:00am-12:00pm

Intended Audience: Individuals responsible for asset management, budgeting/planning for maintenance activities, and/or managing public works activities, including public works managers, roadmasters, and street superintendents. Others who would benefit from this course include municipal management, employees, elected officials, and public works employees.

This course will explore the variety of asset management systems & approaches used throughout PA & help municipal officials determine the right level of asset management for their needs.

Many municipalities in PA employ some sort of asset management, whether it is properly planning for road maintenance or using an advanced database system to manage signs, roads, bridges, and even park benches. This course will explore the variety of asset management systems and approaches used throughout Pennsylvania and help municipal officials determine the right level of asset management for their needs. Participants will enhance their knowledge of asset management systems and their benefits to municipalities.

Please register through this LTAP Training Website
Click here or call 570-655-5581 ext:264 for registration help.


LifeLong Learning Center

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High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes
Started 9/13/23, open enrollent
SCEC-Mahanoy City location
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 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.

For Class Updates, check the LifeLong Learning Center Facebook Page

High School Equivalency/Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma Info click here

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Information Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
SCEC-Mahanoy City Downtown Center, 2nd Floor

El Schuylkill Intermedio Unidades Centro de aprendizaje permanente lo esta ayudando a llegar a donde quiere estar pecado costo alguno. nunca es tarde para aprender algo
nuevo. Al aprender habilidades de comprensión auditiva, lectura y escritura en inglés, puedes :
•Solicitar Naciones Unidas trabajo
•Avanzar es su trabajo actual
•ayudé a sus hijos estafa la tarea
•Generar confianza

Text 570-995-6805 to reserve a seat, call 570-628-5761, or email

For more information on the LifeLong Learning Center click here

To register for the above High School Equivalency Exam Prep Orientation, High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes, and ESL Classes call 570-628-5761.

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.

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