Current Courses

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#6951/3776 Septage and Toxicity / Wastewater Bacteria

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Wastewater Hours: 6.00
Member Price: $195/ Nonmember: $230

Septage and Toxicity: This course reviews the composition of septage, its impact upon biological treatment processes including toxicity and operational measures for the safe handling and treatment of septage. Toxicity and its mode of attack are described, and toxic inorganic and organic wastes and their partitioning in the activated sludge process are presented. Relative quantities of toxic wastes that are needed to cause toxicity are reviewed and discussed with respect to their impact upon cBOD removal, nitrification and methane production. Operational measures for preventing and recovering from a toxic event are addressed. Indicators of an unstable biomass are reviewed.

Wastewater Bacteria: This course reviews the significant bacterial groups, the roles they perform in wastewater treatment and the operational conditions that affect their activity.

Supplies, materials, and lunch are included with registration.


To register online, click here.

For questions, call 800?653?7792 or email


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.