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Laboratory QA/QC for Method 334.0
Date: September 18, 2024
Time: 8:00am-3:30pm
Water/Wastewater Hours: 6.00
Member Price: $160/ Nonmember: $195

This one-day class is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the disinfectant monitoring required of Method 334.0. Attendees will learn all aspects of chlorine testing using colorimeters and spectrophotometers. Attendees will learn and practice through hands-on exercises how to verify the Calibration curve of laboratory instruments used for the analysis of Chlorine, the proper use of secondary standards, and perform an initial demonstration of capability. Continuous Monitoring of Chlorine to support Method 334 using Process Control Instrumentation will also be discussed. Supplies, materials and lunch are included with your registration.

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



English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
New Class Starting!!!!
Orientation July 9 @ 5PM
Summer Class Schedule Following Orientation
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays July 16-August 22, 2024
Time: 5:00-7:30PM

Text message 570-995-6805 to reserve your spot for orientation.

Do you want to improve your English language skills? The Lifelong Learning Center offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for those who want to better communicate and engage in the community.

You must pre-register and be approved to attend classes, no drop ins permitted. For more information on registering for classes-text message 570-995-6805, call 570-628-5761, or email

Family Literacy
Date/Time: TBD
SCEC-Mahanoy City Downtown Center, 2nd Floor

Parents are key to the success of a child’s education. The Families Learning Together program helps parents get involved in their children’s education while growing the skills of the whole family. Our program combines early childhood, adult and parenting education into one program supported with fun learning activities. Families Learning Together serves low-income families with young children (birth through grade 3) that also have one parent seeking adult education support.

You must pre-register and be approved to attend classes, no drop ins permitted. For more information on registering for classes-text 570-995-6805, call 570-628-5761, or email

High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes
To Be Continued in 2024
SCEC-Mahanoy City location
Date: TBD
Time: TBD

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

For more information on the LifeLong Learning Center click here

To register for any of the above Adult Basic Education Programs-High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes or English as a Second Language (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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