The courses are designed to support and encourage individual professional development of municipal officials. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics including: Fiscal, Technology, Grant Management, Communications, Human Resources, Collective Bargaining, Community Demographics and Leadership.

Knowledge and skills gained at the PA Municipal Administration Training Center will enhance the quality of governance throughout the Commonwealth. More importantly, it will strengthen our communities.

The sessions include online course assignments and interactive discussions, plus online presentations by qualified instructors. Students will have an opportunity to meet their instructors, understand their expectations, and be given the chance to ask questions before the start of the term. Ongoing semester discussions will be facilitated through one of the website blogs. 

Haas Center, Muhlenberg College


The objectives in this course will be to learn about different communication forms, as well as how to influence decision makers through lobbying. This series of courses will also cover interactive media, such as websites and social media. Other topics will include the media mix and training on how to properly implement different resources.

Lehigh University


PA MATC’s Finance courses will build a solid foundation for your community’s financial management strategy. Learn about running the day-to-day operations of a municipality, while staying within the limits of the budget. You’ll also learn about obtaining sound financing for long-term investments in equipment and infrastructure.

Northampton Street Bridge over the Delaware River

Labor Relations

Employees are the most valuable asset of any municipality. These courses will focus on the basics of public employment, handling a unionized workforce, human resource knowledge and performance management skills. Helping better equip you to deal with hiring needs, management performance and the overall handling of a workforce.

Delaware Water Gap Ariel View


The objectives of this course will cover how to effectively create and implement a plan for MS4, floodplain management and hazard mitigation. Planning is crucial step that requires a great deal of detail. This course will provide you with the necessary steps to efficient planning. 

Downtown Skyline of Philadelphia


The technology course will cover important information in regards to GIS, harnessing technology and cyber security. This course will provide you with information on how to assess your current technology situation and create IT policies and procedures. In addition, details about the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification online performance recognition program will be shared.