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Providing Students Affordable Associate Degrees and Workforce Programs

Associate Degrees

Liberal Studies
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Students establish a strong base of highly sought after skills in communication, reasoning, respect for diversity, and professionalism. By improving their self-awareness, intellectual insight, and ability to consider issues from multiple points of view, students are well-prepared for career opportunities in a wide variety of settings.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of this program, students will successfully be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitative information, including primary sources, within the humanities, arts, and sciences
  • Develop critical thinking skills to articulate an informed position
  • Acquire competency in a broad range of academic courses
Social Sciences
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Students learn theories about individuals and groups, the relationships between them, and how human societies function. Upon completion of the degree, students will have developed a multifaceted worldview that gives them a competitive advantage to pursue varied career opportunities or continue their education in social sciences.

Program Goals

At the conclusion of this program, students will successfully be able to:

  • Develop foundational knowledge of a variety of theories, perspectives, and findings of the social sciences
  • Analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitative information, including primary sources, within the social sciences
  • Use methods and theories of the social sciences to analyze current and historical issues; and
    Explore and analyze proposed solutions related to societal challenges and evaluate their ethics and potential impact.
Business Administration
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Students learn theories about individuals and groups, the relationships between them, and how human societies function. Upon completion of the degree, students will have developed a multifaceted worldview that gives them a competitive advantage to pursue varied career opportunities or continue their education in social sciences.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of this program, students will successfully be able to:

  • Use digital technology, business application software, and technology-mediated collaboration tools to complete tasks
  • Develop foundational knowledge of a variety of business models and apply business model appropriately in decision-making situations
  • Perform effectively in a team environment by applying business theories, concepts, and practices with sensitivity to diversity
  • Apply ethical reasoning to business situations through the demonstration of knowledge pertaining to how business behavior and policies impact society or the individual
Criminal Justice
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Students will gain the knowledge and skills essential to identifying and addressing challenges associated with the criminal justice and corrections system to prepare them for work in correctional environments and other private/public law enforcement arenas.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of this program, students will successfully be able to:

  • Acquire, organize, analyze, and evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative information related to the criminal justice system, the corrections industry, modern policing organizations, and/or the private sector security industry through technological and traditional means.
  • Identify internal and external challenges associated with the criminal justice system, the corrections system, modern policing organizations, and/or the private sector security industry; explore and prioritize potential solutions and evaluate their veracity; and revise priorities as a means for purposeful action.
  • Evaluate issues of justice, professionalism, and ethics within law enforcement, the courts, the corrections industry, modern policing organizations, and/or the private sector security industry.
  • Discuss and compare a range of academically accepted theories about the causes of criminal behavior, the types of criminal behavior, and methods for predicting future crime.
Early Childhood Education
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Students learn curriculum planning, approaches to learning assessment, and skill-building for communications between teachers, early learners, and families of young children. This program provides students with the ability to guide the social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development of children from birth to eight in a variety of educational settings.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional development of typical and atypical children
  • Identify and apply major theories and concepts associated with developmentally appropriate practices in teaching, learning, and quality care at the early childhood level
  • Develop performance skills in concepts and methods associated with curriculum planning, instructional design, lesson delivery, assessment, and classroom environment
  • Promote positive relationships and effective communication strategies between children, families, and early learning professionals while acknowledging sensitivity to the cultural contexts in which children are developing.

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Workforce Development

Child Development Associate
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Learn the necessary skills for early learners from birth to eight in educational settings.

Dental Assistant
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Gain knowledge in patient care and the healthcare industry with pre-certification prep.

Clinical Medical Assistant
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Designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings.

CDL Class A
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Start building a career as a truck driver, where demand has a projected growth of 11%.

Industrial Maintenance
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Learn the ins and outs of creating efficient and effective manufacturing systems.

Medical Billing & Coding
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One of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today.

Emergency Medical Responder
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Emergency Medical Responder careers are projected to grow 15% by 2026.

Emergency Medical Technician
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EMS courses are offered to enhance the quality of safety and well-being in our communities.

Supervisory Fundamentals
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Courses built on research-based leadership development competency framework.

Wastewater
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Over 125,000 jobs exist in this line of work, including various opportunities in NPRC’s 10-county service region.

EMS Continuing Education
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Enhance work performance and stay up-to-date on industry standards.

First Aid, CPR, and AED
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Saving the life of a co-worker, or even a family member, starts with knowing how to help.

OSHA 10

Addresses specific regulations in general industry and workplace training requirements.

Emergency Boat Operation and Rescue

Learn knowledge and training needed in diverse outdoor and water-related emergencies.

See What Our Students Have to Say

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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