Current Courses


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Basic Hydraulics
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 8:00am to 2:30pm
Water/Wastewater Hours: 5.00
Member Price: $140/ Nonmember: $175

Understanding the basics of water hydraulics in piped systems is an important part of an operator’s job. This course will review hydraulic fundamentals and principles commonly found in the water/wastewater systems. Students will learn to solve basic problems utilizing skills learned during the course. Supplies, materials and lunch are included with your registration.

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Safety: Confined Space, Trenches & Personal Protective Equipment
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 8:00am to 1:30pm
Water/Wastewater Hours: 4.00
Member Price: $140/ Nonmember: $175

OSHA formed a uniform and comprehensive provision for protection against workplace safety and health hazards. The Act includes all private employers, without exception. (Separate occupational safety and health programs cover federal, state and local employees in states with approved plans.) As per the “OSHA Compliance Manual”, OSHA was created within the Department of Labor. A good safety program pays. Implementing a safety program that emphasizes these topics will improve a safety record, maybe not tomorrow or in two weeks, but certainly within a year or two. Everyone must believe in the safety program and have the conviction that accidents can be prevented. Supplies, materials and lunch are included with your registration.

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



Asset Management-Asset Management
Date: Tuesday March 5, 2024
Registration 7:30am

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.

Winter Maintenance Planning
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
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.

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




English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Date/Time: Tuesday Evenings 5:00-7:30pm & Thursday Days 9:30am-12:00pm
SCEC-Mahanoy City Downtown Center, 2nd Floor

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 570-995-6805, call 570-628-5761, or email

Family Literacy
Date/Time: Thursdays 9:00am-11:30am
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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