Associate Degrees Available in St. Marys at the CEC:

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

NPRC’s mission is to provide affordable and accessible post-secondary education to the residents of northern Pennsylvania. Students can take credit courses and complete degree programs in person at the CEC in St. Marys. NPRC also offers Certificate programs.


Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, Penn State DuBois and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford offer a variety of credit courses locally.

BC3 @ Brockway

Butler County Community College (BC3) offers programs and classes at their satellite location in Brockway, Pennsylvania.

Penn State Dubois

Click the link below to find the credit courses you are interested in.

University of Pitt Bradford

If you have any questions, send UPB an email at – we’re here to help.

Clarion University

In-person classes are not offered in St. Marys at this time. To learn more about Clarion University’s programs, go to .

More regional educational opportunities within 60 minutes of St. Marys:

Butler County Community College (BC3)
Clearfield Campus – Lock Haven University
Clearfield County Career and Tech Center (CCCTC)
Triangle Tech – Dubois, PA
Penn State DuBois
Jeff Tech
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
X-Ray Technician – Penn Highlands Dubois

The term “credit” or “degree programs” refers to courses, classes and programs available through universities such as Penn State and Clarion University.

Credit programs and classes lead to a degree such as an Associate degree in Business Administration or a Bachelor degree in Nursing. These are typically longer term commitments that range anywhere from 7 to 15 weeks for a single course. A degree program typically requires 20 to 40 different courses. Students can take courses “full-time” (taking at least 4 courses at a time) or “part-time” (taking less than 4 courses at the same time).

Looking for a longer term commitment? Start a degree program in Elk and Cameron Counties. You can take just one class or 2 or 3 at a time. Go at your own pace to fit your lifestyle, family and career demands.

We partner with multiple local institutions to bring a wide variety of educational options to our area. These institutions include Penn State DuBois, University of Pittsburgh – Bradford, Clarion University, Wilkes University, and many more. To learn more about each options, scroll down to our Credit Courses below.