Model student Claudia Farrelly excels in the Criminal Justice and Police Sciences program at TCHS.

Model student Claudia Farrelly excels in the Criminal Justice and Police Sciences program at TCHS.

The Penn College Dual Enrollment program allows students to earn credits from the Pennsylvania College of Technology while in high school. Penn College Dual Enrollment courses are actual Penn College courses, taught in the high school or CTC by high school or CTC teachers. Most importantly, these courses are offered at no tuition cost to students and their families. Sometimes students do need to pay for books or materials, but this is still far less cost than tuition.

Students who successfully complete Penn College Dual Enrollment courses earn Pennsylvania College of Technology credits and graduate high school with those credits indicated on an official Penn College transcript. Every Penn College Dual Enrollment credit earned in high school is like a $558 scholarship to Penn College, and that adds up. In 2017-2018, high school students across PA earned over $3 million in tuition-free college credits through Penn College Dual Enrollment.

Here’s how Penn College Dual Enrollment courses benefit students:

  • Saving money! The more Penn College Dual Enrollment courses taken (at no tuition cost), the less money spent once it’s time to earn a degree after high school.
  • Saving time! Students spend less time earning a degree at Penn College if they have already taken some of the coursework through Penn College Dual Enrollment. Courses can also transfer to additional postsecondary institutions.
  • Pushing students to excel in challenging courses in a variety of areas. Students can take and succeed at college coursework in their high school/ctc environment, where they’re comfortable and supported.
  • Connecting students to “the college experience.” Through Penn College Dual Enrollment, students have chances to visit our campus, see our facilities, and meet our college faculty.
  • Building confidence in their abilities, no matter their strengths. No matter what they plan to do after graduation, if they have already shown success in college courses, they will be more competitive in both the job market and the college admissions process. Success in challenging coursework builds confidence as well as skills!
  • Increasing their odds of success in college. No matter what type of degree or which major they pursue, if they have already been successful in college courses and are familiar with a college campus before entering college as a freshman, they are more likely to stay in college once they enroll after graduation, and they’re ultimately more likely to complete their chosen degree.
For more information about Penn College Dual Enrollment courses at your school, contact:
Jane Fraschilla

CCIU Post-secondary Coordinator

TCHS- Brandywine Campus Website

Apply for Penn College Dual Enrollment

Courses Offered: 2021 - 2022

Course Credits Course Name Textbooks
BEM101 3.0 Introduction to Emergency Management Operations

Introduction to Emergency Management
by Haddow

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128030646

BEM103 3.0 The History and Evolution of Emergency Management

Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900-2010
by Rubin

Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466517530

EET124* 3.0 Engineering, Technology, and Society

Intro to Engineering Technology
by Pond & Rankinen

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 132840111

LAS250 3.0 Criminal Law and Procedures

Criminal Law and Procedures
by Daniel E. Hall

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285448817

MTR104 3.0 Basics of Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology An Illustrated Guide
by Barbara Janson Cohen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1975136373 or 978-1975136376

* Approved by Penn College for 10th grade students

Please see the point of contact or Penn College Dual Enrollment course instructor at your school or CTC for updated textbook information.

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