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Continuing Education

About Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Department is committed to providing individuals and businesses with quality specialized training and education. Our goal is to provide customized training programs for workers needing to attain, refine and broaden their skills to meet current industry and workforce needs.

We offer courses that address the constantly changing and developing technical field. From precision machinery, advanced manufacturing, electronics, and PLC training to tailor-made programs, Johnson College can meet individual and business needs. Courses can be delivered at our Scranton campus or off-site at a company’s facility.

Johnson College has worked with local industry to provide customized job training programs for over 30 years. We have successfully helped such companies as Simplex, Sandvik Steel, Intermetro Industries, Tobyhanna, and Linde, just to name a few.

We dedicate ourselves to connecting new companies, growing businesses and individuals seeking continuing education programs with locally available workforce development funding opportunities.

Customized Training

Johnson College designs, delivers and evaluates tailored technical training programs. Such projects can include:

Workforce Upskilling
Johnson College can develop training programs for companies interested in addressing their training needs for their existing workforce. Collaboration with the company through on-site visits and meetings with key staff provide the necessary background to prepare formal recommendations regarding a training curriculum and timeline.

Employee Testing
Johnson College specializes in pre-employment testing, matching employer needs with candidates skills and capabilities. Testing can be written, tactile or both. Similar testing can be provided to evaluate a current employee’s skill set for job transfers or promotions.

Room Rentals

Johnson College has a variety of spaces available to meet your workshop or conference needs. Our classrooms, computer labs and conference rooms are available for both day and evening events.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education Department’s Payment and Refund Policy

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Programs and activities offered as part of Johnson College’s Continuing Education Department are not included in the scope of recognition of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the College’s accrediting agency.

Classes Offered

3D Printing

This course introduces participants to 3D printing. Topics will include adapting designs for the 3D printing process, creation of an iterative design, designing with texture, modification of primitive polyhedral shapes, and learning rules of 3D design. Participants will be exposed to a variety of techniques, processes, materials, and technology commonly used in 3D printing. A variety of 3D printers will be used and post-processing techniques for how to achieve a desired finish on their projects will be addressed.

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This is an introductory course into AutoCAD and Revit basics. The first half of the course (15 hours) will give students an introduction into the basic commands and features of the AutoCAD program. The second half of the course (15 hours) will give students an introduction into the Revit, Building Information Modeling program. Students will work with basic program features to produce project assignments based on that knowledge.

Training can also be customized to fit your organizational needs.

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Automotive Repair

The Automotive Repair 80-hour training is designed for individuals looking to enter the high demand automotive preventative maintenance field. The program covers theory and lab work about vehicle maintenance, brake systems, as well as steering and suspension systems. The student will have the opportunity to test to become a Pennsylvania Vehicle Safety Inspector and test to obtain local emissions certifications.

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Car Care 101

As a new driver, you may not be aware of all the responsibilities that come with proper car maintenance. This course will teach basic car maintenance. While this course is specifically tailored toward new drivers, anyone is welcome to attend. Topics include: checking car fluids, dashboard lights, odd smells or sounds coming from the car, how to change a tire and check tire pressure, change wiper blades, and so much more! The course runs 16 hours over 4 weeks.

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Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)

The Revolutionary Education Certified Nursing Assistant program is a 120 hour program that will take place at Johnson College in five week intervals. It will be facilitated by Revolutionary Education Center instructors. The instructors are Pennsylvania certified nurses. Graduates are eligible for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) testing.

The program cost is $3,000 per student. Students may qualify for funding.

The program includes lessons in:

  • Physical Care Skills
    • Activities of daily living, basic nursing skills, restorative skills
  • Psychosocial Care Skills
    • Emotional, mental health, spiritual and cultural needs
  • Role of the Nurse Aide
    • Communication, client rights, legal and ethical behavior, and working as a member of the healthcare team

Along with program basics, students are also taught core values:

  • Professionalism
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership
  • Compassion
  • Commitment to Employer
  • Timeliness
  • Work Ethic
  • Injury Prevention

The CNA certification can be completed through one of three flexible class schedules:

  • Days: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Evenings: Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Weekends (10): Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

This 510-hour non-credit certificate program is designed for individuals looking to enter the high demand machining field. The program covers the theory as well as hands-on training of conventional and CNC lathes, conventional and CNC milling. In addition to blueprint reading and the OSHA 10-hour Safety Training, this CNC Certificate training will include 66 hours of Applied Mathematics and 12 hours of resume building and job search training.

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CNC for General Dynamics

Johnson College and General Dynamics have partnered to create a customized training program for entry-level CNC operator positions. Candidates completing the program will be given preferred interview status for the entry-level CNC positions at General Dynamics in Eynon. Although program completion does not constitute an offer of employment, as candidates must meet all other pre-employment qualifications, the program was specifically designed to train individuals to work at General Dynamics. The 285-hour program runs for 12 weeks. Daytime or evening courses are available.

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Emissions Inspector

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has developed a web-based training program for technicians to become certified in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program. Johnson College is approved by PennDOT to proctor the emissions test.

Please note: Only new inspectors and inspectors with expired certifications are required to attend a proctored exam. Certification renewals can be done directly through the website.

Exam fees are paid to PennDOT; Proctor fees are paid to Johnson College.


  • Step 1: Go to to purchase the training material and exam.
  • Step 2: Review the training material and study for the exam.
  • Step 3: Register online to select a testing date. Exam proctoring is offered every Thursday at 4:30. Registrations must be received 48 hours prior to the exam date. Contact Continuing Education at or call 570-702-8979 if you have questions.
  • Step 4: Take the exam. A proctor fee can be paid during online registration or collected at the time of the exam. Applicants are required to show a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license to verify identity.

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The forklift training course is designed to familiarize students with OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Requirements (29CFR Standard 1910.178 and ASME B56.1), provide current training requirements under the newly adopted standards and to assist participants in becoming an authorized operator of forklifts through theory and tactile testing. 12 hours of instruction including pre-operational inspection, picking up, traveling and placing loads, parking procedures, refueling, and practical operation.

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Homeowner 101

This course provides an overview of the things that every homeowner should know. Topics range from basic plumbing and electrical to proper maintenance of your home’s most vital systems. Participants will learn how to find stud in a wall, change the filter in their furnace, replace a door know, change out their electrical outlets and switches, seal a tub, unclog a drain, fix a leaky faucet, and so much more!

The course runs for 30 hours over 6 weeks.

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Online Training

Johnson College has partnered with 180Skills to offer online industrial training.

We offer the following programs:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technician
  • CNC Lathe/Machining Production Technician
  • Drafting & CAD Technician
  • Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician
  • Nondestructive Examination
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Safety Technician
  • Six Sigma

We offer the following Competency Topics:

  • Aerospace
  • Automation
  • Career Building
  • CNC
  • Communication
  • Composites
  • Customer Service
  • Cutting Tools
  • Electrical
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Excel
  • Fasteners
  • Hand Tools
  • Health and Safety
  • Hydraulics
  • Lean
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement
  • NDE
  • Personal Finances
  • PLC
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Tools
  • Quality
  • Robotics
  • Study Skills
  • Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Tool Making
  • Welding

We also offer customized training.
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Mechatronics is the convergence of mechanical, electronic, control, and software engineering. Also known as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, mechatronics and industrial automation technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. Mechatronics and industrial automation technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development.

This course is a self-paced online course. Once the online modules are complete, participants will meet with the instructor to test competencies in key areas.

  • Skills Courses: 24
  • Modules:129
  • Time to Complete: 2.5 months*

Income Opportunities and Career Program Summary

  • Salaries for Mechatronics & Industrial Automation
  • Technicians salaries range from $31,930 to $80.160**

Hiring Industries

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Building Maintenance
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Consumer Products
  • Construction
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Processing

*Completing three modules per day. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016.

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MRI and CT

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Certificate Programs are designed to provide registered radiological technologists with the necessary knowledge of MRI and CT along with the related clinical competencies to be eligible to sit for the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This program consists of 9 months of online didactic training and 300 hours (approximately 6 months) of clinical training. The MRI and CT certificate program at Johnson College offers three tracks:

TRACK 1: The MRI/CT program is an ongoing process and is available with a completed application and based on available facilities. Due to the limited clinical sites, this path is on a first come first serve basis for qualified applicants.

TRACK 2: The MRI/CT program offers the student the option to start the program at their convenience, provided the student applicant can secure their own clinical site.

TRACK 3: This track offers the student the option to start the program at their convenience, provided the student applicant can secure their placement at their place of employment.

Applicants must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), Ultrasound Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist or Radiation Therapy Technologist by program start. Radiography students who will be registry eligible may apply – but must be registered before the beginning of the MRI or CT Technologist Certificate Program.

In addition to being able to sit for the national certification examination, participants who successfully complete the 9-month program will receive a Johnson College certificate of completion.

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Prices of Certificate Programs

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Base Price: $2,499
  • JC Alum Price: $2,250
  • Track 3 Price: $1,900

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OSHA 10/30

This training provides students with an understanding of general industry or construction industry workplace safety and health issues as they relate to OSHA standards, policies and procedures. This training is designed for managers, supervisors and employees.

Upon successful completion of the training, attendees will receive an official OSHA General Industry or Construction Outreach Course Completion Card as well as a Johnson College certificate of completion.

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The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training features key subjects such as protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, workplace safety, and OSHA regulations about chemical and waste management.

Upon successful completion of the training, attendees will receive an official OSHA Outreach Course Completion Card(s) as well as a Johnson College certificate of completion.

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The 50-hour plumbing course will teach participants to work with copper, flex, iron, and PVC piping. Participants will also learn soldering, brazing, identification, fitting, threading and more. Students will learn the latest techniques in plumbing safety, installation, servicing and troubleshooting. Training prepares students to work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings with a concentration in installation and maintenance.

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PA State Auto Safety Inspector

Johnson College is accepting registrations for the next Pennsylvania Vehicle Safety Inspection course. The course requirements include 12 classroom hours, a written test and a two-hour tactile test scheduled independently with the instructor. All must be completed before receiving certification from PennDOT.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date of payment. Class size is limited to 25 students so participants are encouraged to register early. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid operator’s license for each class of vehicle they intend to inspect.*

Classes will be held in the Automotive Center of the Weaver Building.


  • $175 (price includes classes, written test and tactile test)
  • Add $75 for motorcycle tactile test.
  • Add $75 for heavy duty tactile test.
  • Add $75 for Enhanced Vehicle Safety Inspector Exam**
  • Add $75 for Document Reviewer Certification**

** More information below.

PennDOT Form mv-409

Category 4 Testing

Enhanced Vehicle Safety Inspector Exam Eligibility:

  • Safety Inspection Mechanic Certification Card
  • Valid Driver’s License

For those who successfully pass the exam, you will be certified to perform enhanced vehicle safety inspections on reconstructed, specially constructed, modified, flood, recovered theft, collectible vehicles and street rods, as well as review, assemble and complete related applications and documents.

Cost: $75

Certified Document Reviewer

  • Valid Driver’s License

For those who successfully pass the exam, you will be certified to review, assemble and complete applications and documents related to reconstructed, specially constructed, modified, flood, recovered theft, collectible vehicles and street rods.

Cost: $75

Training materials are available to students free of charge by visiting PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services web site here.

Click below to download Registration Forms:

Please call (570) 702-897 to register for the courses or for more information.

To learn more about the safety inspection program, visit PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services webpage for Station Owners and Mechanics.

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225 hour Comprehensive

Course: Basic Cutting and Welding
Hours: 225 Hours
Schedule: 5:15pm – 10:15pm; Monday – Thursday

The basic welding course will focus on Shielded Metal Arc Welding “Stick” with 7018 and 6010 electrodes. Students will perform welds in all positions and various joint configurations on carbon steel plate. Students will learn basic welding theory, proper electrode selection, machine set up and proper welding and cutting safety. The course will also include an introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding “MIG”, Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding “TIG” and open root joints with 6010 electrodes.

Tuition: $5,000
Required Materials: Personal Protective Equipment – All students must supply their own gloves, goggles, safety glasses, helmet, welding jacket, steel-toed boots, chipping hammer and wire brush.

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Individualized Welding Classes – Earlbeck

Industry Testing

Johnson College, in partnership with Earlbeck Gases & Technologies, is an AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF).Welding certification is one of the most commonly misunderstood things in our industry. There is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything, or certify you for all applications of a specific welding process (MIG, TIG, or Stick). Certification testing is done to a specific code, which is selected based on your application and job requirements.

Welding codes are written for a particular industry or product type such as Structural Steel, Sheet Metal, Aluminum or Stainless Steel; Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems; Aerospace Welding; and many more. Each of these codes requires a welder to prove they are qualified by passing a Welder Performance Qualification Test. This is a practical exam that tests your ability to make quality welds, and there is no written test for any commonly used code.

Testing is held at the Johnson College welding facility on Friday afternoons. Appointments are required.

For more information, please call 570-702-8979 or email

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