Like to make movies? Want to create monsters? Have a knack for design? The Creative Programs at Douglas Education Center tap into your talents and teach you the necessary skills to turn your passion into a career.  Our instructors are industry professionals who bring their experience to the classroom, providing each student with the tools they need to achieve their goals.  Your passion is your future. OWN IT.

Beauty is more than a characteristic, it’s a multi-billion dollar industry.  From hair styling and coloring, to nails and esthetics, the various programs at the Cosmetology Academy will prepare you with the skills you need to make your mark in the Beauty Industry.  Our instructors are industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to each curriculum.  Beauty is your future. OWN IT.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.  Professionals in every area of Medicine are in high demand.  Mixing on-ground learning with online course work, the Medical Assistant Program and Medical Billing and Coding Program at DEC provide you with the necessary skills to achieve a successful career in the healthcare field.  Healthcare is your future. OWN IT.
The development of Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction has been a boom to the economy, providing thousands of well-paying jobs and furthering independence from foreign oil.  Currently, there are over 57,000 operational gas wells in Pennsylvania.  And the numbers across the country are growing.  By providing you with necessary safety instruction, heavy equipment experience, and CDL training, the Skilled Trades Programs prepare you to hit the ground running in many industries.  It’s your future.  OWN IT.
  • Meet Aeyron Moore – Douglas Education Graduate

    Douglas Education Center Student Matters Aeyron Moore Douglas Education Center Graduate of Filmmaking Program   When director and cinematographer Aeyron Moore visited DEC in 2008, he knew immediately that this was the school where he wanted to learn his craft. “The facilities they have created......


    Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program at Douglas Education Center (DEC) can officially put another feather in its cap this week after Cig Neutron, a 2009 graduate, took home top honors on the SyFy channel’s popular make-up challenge show FaceOff.  The eleventh season, titled “All......

  • How do you know if you qualify for financial aid?

    There is only one way to find out if you qualify for financial aid. You have to apply. The application for financial aid is called the FAFSA. F-A-F-S-A stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The department of education uses the information you provide......

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Douglas Education Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex and provides equal opportunity in its education and employment. DEC prohibits all forms of sex discrimination which include all types of sex-based harassment including sexual violence as required by Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972. For more information about Title IX or to report a Title IX violation please contact DEC’s Title IX Coordinator:


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