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Northern Tier Center

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center, located in Bradford County, was established in 1986 under the direction of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education Department. The mission of the Northern Tier Center is to extend the resources of the University to Bradford and Sullivan Counties, which are largely rural areas of Northeast Pennsylvania not readily accessible to a Penn State campus.

Services for Companies

Continuing Education at the Northern Tier Center offers many services to companies in Bradford and Sullivan counties to help them develop their workforce and competitive advantage. See the Services for Companies section for more information.

Programming for Educators

Graduate courses for educators are a major component of the Northern Tier’s programming effort. These courses are designed primarily for teachers who are working towards permanent certification and satisfying Act 48 requirements. Penn State is an approved Act-48 provider. View the Act 48 reporting instructions. See more information on programs for educators.

Real Estate

Non-credit Real Estate Licensing courses are also offered through the Northern Tier Center.

Natural Gas Industry Education & Training

Penn State Wilkes-Barre, including the Northern Tier Center, is officially designated as an affiliate of ShaleTEC, Penn College’s natural gas education and training center. As an affiliate, our campus is hosting training programs geared to meeting the unique needs of the natural gas industry. A variety of courses are offered continually throughout the year. Examples of course offerings include PEC Basic-Safeland/SafeGulf/Safeland Orientation, Confined Space Entry, QuickStart Leadership program, and Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness. These types of training programs are offered to companies and their employees throughout Luzerne, Wyoming, Bradford, and Sullivan counties on-site or at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus and the Northern Tier Center in Towanda.  For more information or to discuss specific training needs for your company, call (570) 268-7777 or email psnortherntier@psu.edu.

For more information on the programs offered at the Northern Tier Center, call (570) 268-7778 or send email to psnortherntier@psu.edu