During the 2015-2016 school year, 1,234 students at our 34 partner schools and CTCs across Pennsylvania earned over 4,300 credits from Pennsylvania College of Technology, thanks to the Penn College NOW program and the efforts of our secondary partners.

In order to be eligible for PC NOW courses, students must attend one of our partner high schools and/or career and technology centers, and must:

  • Be a student in grades 11 or 12
    • Students in 10th grade may take only the following courses, provided they meet all other requirements:

      ACR111:            Introduction to Refrigeration

      BCT103:            Construction Hand and Power Tools

      CHM100:           Fundamentals of Chemistry

      CSC124:            Information, Technology, and Society

      EET124:            Engineering, Technology, and Society

      FHD101:            Foundations of Professional Cooking

      FHD118:            Sanitation

      HTH100:            Introduction to Health Careers

      MGT105:           Introduction to Business

      PMP122:            Emergency Medical Technician

      PMP199:            Emergency Medical Responder

      PPT115:             The Plastics Industry

      WEL114:            Shielded Metal Arc I

      WEL116:            Shielded Metal Arc II

  • Sign up for PC NOW courses during his/her school's/CTC's scheduling process
  • Complete the Penn College NOW application through his/her home school or CTC
  • Take the required placement test(s) and pass with the required score
  • Just like our on-campus courses, there are deadlines to drop or withdraw from a course. For more information, click here

As participants in the Penn College NOW program, students use the same syllabus and texts, complete the same projects, and take the same final exam as Pennsylvania College of Technology Students.

Penn College NOW students earn grades on a Pennsylvania College of Technology transcript. In other words, a Penn College NOW grade is a Pennsylvania College of Technology grade

  • Earning a poor grade, or failing a course, can affect your ability to get financial aid and lower your college GPA

Every Penn College NOW course is part of at least one Penn College major; students earn the most benefit by using those credits at Penn College! Credits may also transfer to other institutions; check with your intended college or university for their credit transfer policies.

Penn College NOW students who decide to attend Penn College after high school still need to complete an application for admission, but may not have to take placement tests, depending on their existing scores and intended major.

Secondary teachers in the Penn College NOW program must meet the same standards as a Penn College adjunct faculty and must be approved by both Penn College faculty and deans.

Secondary partners with the Penn College NOW program must provide facilities and materials that mirror those available on Penn College's campus.

If you have additional questions, contact us at collegetransitions@pct.edu

Penn College NOW is partially funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, by the generous support of Pennsylvania companies through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and by Pennsylvania College of Technology.