Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

Information Session Announced for Penn College’s Practical Nursing Course

Penn College will offer a Practical Nursing course this fall. This full-time clock hour program will start September 20, 2021 and students will graduate in the fall of 2022. Classroom instruction in theory and nursing skills is provided by qualified nursing instructors in Wellsboro and Coudersport. 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 planned to acquaint prospective students with the program on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street. Learn how the Practical Nursing Program can help give you a great career boost! For more information or to register for one of the Information Sessions, call Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

Registration is Now Open for NPRC’s Summer A and Summer B Terms

Northern PA Regional College (NPRC) is accepting registrations for its Summer A 2021 and Summer B 2021 semesters. Summer A runs June 7th to August 5th. Six courses are being offered: Environmental Biology, Writing II, Industrial Safety, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Math and College Reasoning, and Foundations of Math. Summer B runs June 7th to July 1st. Four courses are being offered: Instructional and Classroom Design for Early Childhood Curricula, History Without Borders, Introduction to Philosophy, and Introduction to Psychology.

These courses are part of six associate degrees – Applied Technology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, and Social Sciences. However, if someone is not interested in pursuing an associate degree at this time, they can choose the course or courses they need for personal or professional development or take courses to transfer towards a degree program at another regional college or university.

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

These courses are typically offered at the Coudersport and Port Allegany offices of the Education Council, as well as more than 20 additional locations throughout northwest and north central Pennsylvania. Instructors teach classes live (real-time), and interactive television (ITV) allows all students to simultaneously view and interact with each other. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, summer 2021 semester courses will be offered virtually. Instructors will teach classes remotely, and students will attend from their computers. They will still all be able to view and interact with each other from their computers.

Registration for Summer A and Summer B terms ends June 4th. For more information about courses being offered or the registration process, visit or contact Cory Newcombe, Student Success Specialist, at (814) 603-1229 or