Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) is the newest college in our region. It was created to address the need for a community college or other affordable post-secondary opportunities in the more rural parts of northern Pennsylvania. One thing that sets NPRC above the rest is our affordability, accessibility, and convenience. NPRC is not a traditional campus-based college. We do not offer online options, either. Our model uses real-time interactive technology to bring college classes right into your local libraries, career and technical centers, community education councils, high schools, and even into businesses. One of the greatest benefits of working with local facilities is the ability to keep operational costs and tuition low for our students.
In Warren, we work with the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council to meet the needs of local students. Here, we have two classrooms that are equipped with interactive television technology that allows the classes held in this location to connect with their instructor and multiple other classrooms across the region during their scheduled class times. This set-up gives students the opportunity to actively participate in class discussions and work in a classroom setting without having to travel to a college campus or leave the area to live on campus.
We currently operate in partnership with Gannon University. But what does this really mean for students attending NPRC? It means that while we are working toward our own accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, students are eligible to receive federal and state financial aid; NPRC provides students with fully accredited coursework for Associate Degrees in Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Criminal Justice, and Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention. Upon completion of their degree, students can go into the workforce or transfer their earned credits to a four-year institution and work toward a Bachelor Degree. Credits earned with NPRC are transferable to most colleges and universities.
NPRC also has an additional location in Warren County at Tidioute Community Charter School where we offer Dual Enrollment credits to eligible high school students.
The fall 2018 semester begins August 22 and all classes begin after 3:00 p.m. A list of classes can be found here.