Like to make movies? Want to create monsters? 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.  ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY.

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.  ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY.
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.  ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY.
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.  ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY.
  • Flicker Web Series Launched

        Douglas Education Center students of both George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program and Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program are working together with industry pros on a new web series launched in October by horror media outfit Bloody Disgusting. The series is called Flicker......

  • Understanding Title IX and Reporting Incidents at Douglas Education Center

    Under Title IX of the Education Amendments schools are prohibited from gender discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity. Additionally, Title IX is also used to protect students from incidents of sexual abuse, assault and harassment while on campus. At Douglas Education Center......


      ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) has recognized Douglas Education Center (DEC) as a School of Excellence. The ACCSC School of Excellence Award is intended to recognize ACCSC-accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation, as......

Notice of Nondiscrimination

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:


Michael Crosby
Administration Building, Room 202