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.

Course Offerings

2024 and 2025 Collette Trips Planned!

We have scheduled several exciting Collette tours for 2024 and 2025:

  • Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria: August 21 through 30, 2024
  • Southern Italy and Sicily: October 25 through November 6, 2024 (this is the same trip that was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • Tropical Costa Rica: November 4 through 12, 2024
  • Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights: February 24 through March 2, 2025
  • British Landscapes (England, Scotland, and Wales): April 27 through May 6, 2025

Collette’s own Matt D’Eramo will provide details of each trip at a Zoom presentation scheduled for Monday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street. Please email or call (814) 274-4877 to let us know that you plan to attend the presentation or to request trip brochures.

Seniors 2 Seniors Program is Back Again!

The Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections, the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging, and our local school districts are continuing to team up to implement a county-wide program called Seniors 2 Seniors. This program teaches basic computer skills, digital literacy, and cybersecurity to senior citizens so that they have the skills and knowledge to utilize the many benefits of high-speed Internet. As a part of this program, local high school students volunteer to provide on-site support to each of the adults who participate in the course.

The Seniors 2 Seniors technology course is being offered at the following senior centers in Potter County on a six-week rotating schedule, meeting on Wednesdays (following the school districts’ calendars), throughout the 2023–2024 school year. The course is scheduled to meet at the Coudersport Senior Center on Wednesdays, November 1 to - December 13 (no class on November 22nd) from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Ulysses and Galeton Senior Centers will offer the classes in Spring 2024. Dates to be determined.

The registration deadline for the Coudersport course is Wednesday, October 18. Register yourself, a parent, or grandparent by calling (814) 274-4877 or by stopping by the Potter County Education Council office at 5 Water Street.

ServSafe Food Safety

ServSafe is a certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed and breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis).

This course, taught by Rick Kralj, Penn State educator, is scheduled for Mondays, March 6 and March 13, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $185/person. The registration deadline is on Monday, February 27. To register, call (877) 489-1398, or visit the Food Safety and Quality website.