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Northern Pennsylvania Regional College uses an effective real-time video based class instruction model. We also partner with community facilities to keep operational fees and tuition costs low. NPRC makes college or post-secondary education affordable for everyone!


Like community colleges, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is an open enrollment College. No tests or entrance exams are required. All you need is a high school diploma or the equivalent to register for classes. NPRC makes college or post-secondary education accessible for everyone!


Northern Pennsylvania Regional College partners with local libraries, community education centers, and schools to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region via live interactive video technology. NPRC makes college or post-secondary education convenient for everyone!

About NPRC

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College does not operate as a traditional campus-based college, nor are we an online college. To keep our classes affordable and convenient for students, community locations are utilized to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region and are brought together via live interactive technology. NPRC offers dual enrollment, associate degree, and workforce development courses.

Learn more about who we are and how we can help you expand your goals and achieve your dreams!


Associate Degrees

Early Childhood Education | Early Intervention Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention establishes the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to fulfill leadership roles at early childhood facilities. Develop and apply curriculum, learn to assess and meet the learning needs of children with developmental delays, and find out how to help parents leverage resources to meet their children’s educational needs. Begin your career as an early childhood educational professional or pursue additional studies in the field upon completion of this degree.

Criminal Justice Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice establishes knowledge, skills, and abilities in upholding social control, deterring and stopping crime, as well as enforcing penalties and rehabilitation on those who violate laws. Learn the theories and principles of correctional science, and how to be a professional in correctional environments or other public/private law enforcement arenas. By earning this degree, you can work toward your goals to become a front-line criminal justice professional.

Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies maximizes your ability to choose multiple educational paths. It establishes a strong base of knowledge, skills, and abilities by tailoring your academic program to your interests. Take classes across a wide range of disciplines to launch yourself toward continued studies in a variety of majors by earning this degree.

Business Administration Associate Degree

The Associate of Science in Business Administration covers a wide-range of business education. Learn how to plan, lead, organize, and control aspects of a small or worldwide business. Influence outcomes in the business world by developing knowledge, skills, integrity, senses of social responsibility, and other highly prized business insights by achieving this degree.

For more information on NRPC’s Degree Programs click here.

Workforce Development Trainings

Industrial Training & Commercial Truck Driver Courses Offered by NPRC

Workforce development programs are open to the public specializing in non-credit training sessions and professional development for industry workers. Beginning in July 2018, NPRC will be expanding their technical training field of studies by partnering with Pennsylvania College of Technology Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

Check out our Industrial Technology summer courses for more information on class schedule.

Regional Satellite Sites

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College brings a college education right to your community, so you do not have to leave the area for training or post-secondary education. Our approach allows us to utilize various businesses, schools, and organizations locally across our 9-county service area to deliver class instruction.

Find Your Niche

High School Students

Get a jump-start on your college education! Eligible high school juniors and seniors can take dual enrollment classes at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College to earn college credits. NPRC classes can be taken outside of normal school hours right in your community and credits are transferable to most colleges and universities. Contact a Student Success Specialist today to learn more about earning college credits in high school.

Adult Learners

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College can provide you with the education you need to move your life in the direction you want. Whether you have some or no college credits, maintain certificates of training, are making a career change, or seeking another degree, there are options for you here. NPRC will work with you to determine what course work necessary for you to achieve your goals. Contact us today to connect with a Student Success Specialist who can help you develop an education plan!

Business Owners & Employees

Investing in your employees creates positive morale, loyalty, and a great working environment. This can translate to increased productivity and job satisfaction. Partner with NPRC to create employee education plans that provide your current employees with options to further their education and directly benefit your company. Contact us to find out more about how to structure programs for your employees.

Affordable Education for Everyone

By not owning expensive facilities, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College keeps college costs low for individuals, families, and businesses across the region. NPRC partners with local facilities such as community education councils, career and technical centers, libraries, schools, and businesses to be able to devote more resources to your education, not college overhead.

Students can enjoy the live classroom atmosphere at an affordable price. Contact a Student Success Specialist for more information regarding Admissions and Enrollment.

Getting Started

Getting started is easy! As an open enrollment institution, all you need is proof of high school graduation, your high school transcript, GED, or other credential that shows you have completed high school or the equivalent. Application and registration at NPRC is facilitated by a Student Success Specialist who will help you develop an academic plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Convenient Community Locations

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College uses existing community facilities across the nine counties to make attendance convenient. Classes are offered within 30 minutes of most learners. This eliminates the need for our students to leave their communities and travel to traditional college campuses for class instruction.

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