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

Discount Deadline Nears for America’s Music Cities Tour!

Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on an 8-day tour of America’s most famous music cities – New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food, and fun are always on the menu. Choose how you explore New Orleans – by foot or by coach. Discover Mardi Gras World, where massive parade floats are crafted. Taste the classic beignets at Café Du Monde. You’ll spend two nights in Memphis, “birthplace of the blues.” Choose how you connect with Memphis’s history – with a tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland or by following the last march of MLK. 

Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson. You’ll be humming and strumming long after you return home. 

There is so much more to this tour that departs on October 1, 2023. Visit the Potter County Education Council for more information or call us at (814) 274-4877 to request a brochure and get details, cost, etc. It’s not too late! You’ll save $50 per person if you reserve by April 1, 2023, (no fooling!). 

Another tour to consider: Hawaiian Adventure departing November 2, 2023. Call or stop in at 5 Water Street, Coudersport for more information!

Licensed Practical Nursing

Penn College has scheduled three clock-hour practical nursing programs for 2023 - two full-time programs in Wellsboro and Coudersport and a part-time program in Wellsboro only. The first full-time program will start on March 14, 2023, and the second full-time program begins on September 11, 2023. Students will graduate approximately one year from the start of the program. The part-time program begins on June 8, 2023, and students will graduate twenty-two months later. 

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. 

Information sessions to acquaint prospective students with the program are scheduled on Thursdays, March 2, March 16, and April 6, 2023. Sessions will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Penn College/Wellsboro, 22 Walnut Street, and will be 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 sessions, call Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

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.

Discount Deadline Nears for Discover National Parks of America Tour!

On this 12-day tour, you’ll journey through five of America’s most incredible national parks. It begins in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale, Arizona then on to the artists' colony of Sedona. Travel on to one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the spectacular Grand Canyon, an iconic natural treasure.

On to the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell for gorgeous sunset views. Bryce Canyon National Park is next, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. Enjoy a hike along the Rim Trail looking into the expansive Bryce Amphitheater. Zion National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world. Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram and wind your way alongside the Virgin River and through the Zion Canyon. Next, enjoy Salt Lake City en route to Wyoming. Arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson and experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck wagon dinner.

From Jackson Hole, pass through Grand Teton National Park and arrive at amazing Yellowstone National Park. Experience the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and the Native American Cultural Center. Later, see one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore.

There is so much more to this tour that departs August 26, 2023. Visit the Discover National Parks of America page for more information, or call us at (814) 274-4877 to request a brochure and get details, cost, etc. Hurry, you will save $150/per person if you reserve before February 26, 2023!

More 2023 tours to consider: America’s Music Cities departing October 1, 2023, and Hawaiian Adventure departing November 2, 2023. Call or stop in at 5 Water Street, Coudersport for more information!