Shamokin Center

* Dedicated Center
Class Location:
Northumberland Regional Higher Education Center
2 East Arch Street
Shamokin, PA 17872

Welcome to the Northumberland Regional Center!

Dedicated in 1999 as the Gateway of Education and Workforce Development by the Commissioners and Citizens of Northumberland County, LCCC's Northumberland Regional Center is located conveniently close to Shamokin's downtown and just 12 miles away from nearby Knoebels Amusement Resort. Housed on the fourth floor of the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, Luzerne County Community College offers area residents a variety of courses and academic programs. With both day and evening classes available, the Northumberland Regional Center offers the following degree programs:

  • A.S. General Studies
  • A.S. Business Administration
  • A.S. History
  • A.S. Psychology
  • A.S. Social Work
  • A.A.S. Business Management Technology
  • A.A.S. Early Childhood Education
  • A.A.S. Criminal Justice
  • A.A.S. Nursing (RN)
  • Certificate: Business Management

Students can also:

  • Complete General Education requirements for a variety of other programs or majors.
  • Get a jump start on college by earning college credit while still in high school (at half the tuition rate).
  • Enroll as visiting students while attending another school.

At the Northumberland Regional Center, we offer students a variety of individualized and outstanding service. While here, you can:

  • Apply for admission
  • Schedule and complete placement testing
  • Register for classes
  • Receive academic advisement and support
  • Sign up for a tutor
  • Tour the campus

Our Academic Advisors will help you:

  • Identify and achieve your educational and career goals.
  • Navigate the College's academic opportunities, policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Prepare for graduation and/or transfer to a University.

Nursing Program

Luzerne County Community College is especially pleased to offer our highly acclaimed day and evening RN nursing program at LCCC's Northumberland Regional Center. For student convenience, all nursing classes are taught in Shamokin with clinicals held at local hospitals and facilities.

Did you know? * NCLEX-RN Passing Rate by LCCC Nursing students 96.04%

Did you know? * LCCC Nursing Program is Grade: A According to

Did you know? * Pennsylvania State Rank: 4th

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Student Activities

There are many opportunities for LCCC students to become active in campus life. Our students have the opportunity to get creative, explore new interests, make new friends and take on leadership opportunities.
  • SGA (Student Government Association)
    From special events such as Meet the President, It's all Hocus Pocus Day, SPIRIT week, movie nights and fundraisers to marching in community parades, Earth Day celebrations and our annual "Deck the Doors" Competition, the Student Government Association works to improve Luzerne County Community College's Northumberland Regional Center for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Coming Soon ** Creative writing club

Student Support Services at LCCC: NRC

Tutoring Services - in addition to tutoring provided by the Student Support Services Department, LCCC: NRC houses The Goldman Sachs Learning Center where students receive comprehensive academic support at no cost thanks to a generous donation from Goldman Sachs Gives. Sandra Lewis, Learning Support Specialist,

Food Pantry

The Northumberland Regional Center Student Food Pantry provides food to our students who are experiencing food insecurity or may need supplemental food options or personal care items such as shampoo, soap, hats, or gloves. Stop by for some nutritious food and snacks.

Success starts here! Are you ready? If you'd like to schedule a tour, or meet with us in person, please call: 570-740-0290. Let's get started!

Lori J. Laniewski, M. Ed.
Northumberland Regional Center

Lori J. Laniewski, Director- phone 570-740-0291 * email:
Karen Defrancesco, Administrator / Advisor-570-740-7257 * email:
Diana Reeder, Secretary-main office phone 570-740-0290 * email:
Julie Keim, Secretary-main office phone 570-740-0290 * email:

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* * * Center Announcements * * *

The Write Place - Online Writing Center
Get Prepared for Success this Semester with The Write Place - Online Writing Center

Embarking on a successful academic journey begins with effective writing skills. The Write Place, powered by the Title III Strengthening Institutions Initiative at Luzerne County Community College (LCCC), is your go-to resource for elevating your writing prowess.

How Can The Write Place Help You?

Our dedicated faculty reviewers are committed to assisting you in various aspects of your writing projects:

Polishing Your Final Paper: Receive valuable feedback to refine and enhance your final papers, ensuring they meet the highest standards.

Tackling Complicated Areas, Like Citations: Navigate through the intricacies of citations with expert guidance, ensuring accuracy and adherence to academic standards.

Ensuring Your Project Addresses the Assignment: Get personalized assistance to ensure your projects align perfectly with assignment requirements, helping you achieve academic excellence.

Following Standard Practices of Formal Written English: Master the nuances of formal written English with support from our experienced faculty, ensuring your work is polished and professional.

Available to All LCCC Students

The Write Place is open to all LCCC students for any class project that requires a written assignment. Whether you're working on essays, research papers, or other written tasks, our Online Writing Center is here to support your success.

Finding The Write Place

Locate The Write Place's link conveniently on our Student Intranet or access it directly at

Don't let writing challenges hinder your academic progress. Empower yourself with the support and expertise of The Write Place. Success starts with effective communication, and we're here to guide you every step of the way!

Meet with Geisinger Staff for Employment and Career Opportunities!
Looking for exciting career prospects in the healthcare industry? Mark your calendars for Monday, March 11th, as Geisinger staff will be joining us at LCCC's Northumberland Regional Center from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM to discuss employment and career opportunities.

Stop by their table to engage with Geisinger representatives, ask questions, and gather valuable information about potential career paths within one of the leading healthcare organizations in the region.

Date: Monday, March 11th

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: LCCC Northumberland Regional Center

Meet the President of LCCC, Thomas P. Leary!
Join us for an opportunity to meet and engage with Thomas P. Leary, the President of LCCC (Luzerne County Community College). This event will take place on Monday, March 11th, at 10:00 AM, at the Northumberland Regional Center.

Don't miss this chance to connect with President Leary!

Date: Monday, March 11th

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Northumberland Regional Center

Meet Robert Perhacs from LCCC Financial Aid Office!
Attention all students seeking guidance on financial aid matters! Robert Perhacs, a knowledgeable representative from the Financial Aid Office at LCCC, will be available at the Northumberland Regional Center on Monday, April 8th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Whether you have questions about scholarships, grants, loans, or any other financial aid concerns, Robert will be here to assist you. Take advantage of this opportunity to receive personalized advice and support regarding your financial aid needs.

Date: Monday, April 8th

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: LCCC Northumberland Regional Center

To schedule an appointment with Rob, please call us at 570-740-0290. However, walk-ins are also welcome! Feel free to drop by during the designated hours to speak with him directly.

Meet with PA Government
Exciting news for those interested in exploring career paths within Pennsylvania's government! Join us on Tuesday, March 12th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at LCCC's Northumberland Regional Center for a unique opportunity to meet with PA government officials.

This event offers a platform to engage directly with government representatives, ask questions, and gain insights into career opportunities within various departments and agencies of the Pennsylvania government.

Date: Tuesday, March

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: LCCC Northumberland Regional Center