Toggle Menu

NPRC’s Workforce Development Division

The Workforce Development Division of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College provides non-credit training for businesses and residents of our nine-county service area. Our program offerings are geared toward high-demand occupations and other identified industry needs. Training opportunities feature a variety of courses and programs in technical education, professional training, and customized training. Some programs award nationally recognized certificates. Enrollment into the various programs is generally open. However, some accredited programs (e.g. commercial driver’s license, emergency medical services, and nurse aide) have specific enrollment requirements.

Training is provided through the college’s live interactive, instructional television at locations across our nine-county service area. We are also capable of providing on-site training at a single site or multiple sites.

Many of the training programs are eligible for funding through Pennsylvania's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) list. Unemployed and under-employed individuals should consult with their local CareerLink to determine their eligibility for funding to cover some or all the tuition and fees associated with these programs.


Applied Academics

Improve your essential work skills with academic courses, ideal for established employees looking to advance their careers.


Childcare Credential Prep

Get the skills to provide high-quality early child care and education to empower emotional and intellectual growth in children.



Considering a career in architecture and construction? Learn marketable skills to be prepared to enter various building trades.


Emergency Medical Services

Do you love helping people? Gain the skills to provide rapid medical intervention to improve and save lives.

Employee Training

Employer-based Training

Get customized employee training to increase quality, production, and work efficiency to help expand your business.

Fire Services

Are you committed to the safety of your community? Gain the skills needed to serve with your local fire services.

Human Services

Gain the essential skills to effectively work with youth in residential treatment settings to promote social, emotional, and educational life skills.

Industrial Maintenance

Prepare for entry-level technician positions in ongoing facility maintenance or repairs and troubleshooting for machinery and equipment.



Dive into the fast growing industry and get skills in powder metal or precision machining.



Get introduced to health and medical practices, law and ethics within a medical office setting, as well as beginning skills in medical procedures.

Operational Excellence

Improve your business's process and efficiency for long-term change.


Quality Management Systems

Supervisors and production staff will get prepared to use and manage quality systems within their organizations.


Supervision & Leadership

Develop skills to plan, organize, lead, and coordinate projects and personnel to be an innovative leader for your company.


Tourism & Hospitality Management

Do you have a passion for travel, restaurants, hotels, events, and recreation?

Truck Driver

Truck Driver Training

Being a professional truck driver offers many options with quick training programs, great starting salary, job stability, and even be your own boss.

Water Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

The need for trained personnel is increasing. Grow your career today in water and wastewater treatment in municipal plants.