Adult Education

Education doesn’t stop after high school—or even after college. Education is a life-long endeavor; it’s one we are proud to support.

Evening adult education programs at Seneca Highlands IU9 and the CTC are organized through the Potter County Education Council and Northern Pennsylvania Regional College.

In addition to our regular programs that help parents develop the skills they need to fully participate in the education of their children, find sustainable employment, and earn their GED, at the CTC, adults can also earn DOT-recognized certifications for vehicle inspecting.

To learn more about our programs, please contact Kelly Davis.

Licensed Practical Nursing

Penn College has scheduled a Practical Nursing Program in Wellsboro and Coudersport. This full-time clock hour program will start on March 14, 2023, and students will graduate approximately one year from the start of the program. Qualified nursing instructors provide classroom instruction in theory and nursing skills. Affiliation with UPMC allows for clinical experiences at UPMC Wellsboro and UPMC Cole. Other local healthcare affiliates are also utilized.

Graduates earn a certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure (LPN). Graduates find jobs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private homes, physician offices, and other health-related offices.

An information session is scheduled to acquaint prospective students with the program on Thursday, November 10, 2022. The session will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Penn College/Wellsboro, 22 Walnut Street, and is available live via Zoom at the education council’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street. Learn how this practical nursing program can help give you a great career boost! Registration is required. For more information or to register for the information session, call Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

Gaming 101

This two-day course, taught by Brent Bryant, our CTC network instructor, introduces students and adults to the many elements of video games and the gaming industry. At the CTC, we focus on gaming history and genres; the game development process including storyboarding, game environment, character design, and interface design; game play; and the psychology of game design. Please contact the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877 to register.

Leadership Potter County

One of our area’s most critical needs is strong leadership. And after a multi-year hiatus, Leadership Potter County is back! This revamped program is a wonderful opportunity for area residents to learn about themselves, participate in collaborative experiences, and engage in civic-minded opportunities while expanding their personal leadership skills. Leadership Potter County also provides opportunities for attendees to network with county residents, introducing them to key issues facing our region, and connecting them with valuable county resources.

For more information, contact Janine Morley at the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877.

ServSafe Food Safety

The ServSafe program was developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Participation in the ServSafe program meets certification requirements for individuals responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed and breakfasts, community centers, and other food businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis. This two-day class is offered annually in Coudersport. Learn more and register online.

College as an Adult

Do your future plans include college or additional college-level certifications? Then you might be interested in Northern Pennsylvania Regional College’s (NPRC) locally-held courses. Registration opens each semester for associate degrees in applied technology, business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education, liberal studies, and social sciences. Instructors teach live classes through interactive television. 

This affordable program is designed for recent high school graduates, mid-career adults seeking to advance their career or begin a new one, and even current high school juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements and want to earn college credits while still in high school. Students with a high school diploma or GED pay $185 per credit. Current high school students pay just $60 per credit. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available. 

For more information, please contact Monica Schloder, Student Engagement Specialist at NPRC.