Penn College NOW is a dual enrollment program which allows students to take college courses while in high school. The courses are taught at the high school or career and technology center by Penn College approved high school instructors. The courses follow the college syllabus and require college approved textbooks.

To enroll in a Penn College NOW course, the student must pass the Penn College reading placement test which will be administered at your school. Courses also require that students meet any pre- or co-requisites required for the individual course.

Beginning Fall 2014, the tuition for Penn College NOW is free.

Generally, 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to participate in the program. A limited number of classes are available to 10th grade students or limited to seniors only.

Penn College NOW credits and course grades will appear on a Penn College transcript and may be applied toward specific Penn College degrees or transferred to other postsecondary institutions. The extent to which the credits will transfer to another college or university is at the discretion of that college or university.

For more information about Penn College NOW courses at your school, contact:

Courses Offered: 2018 - 2019

Course Credits Course Name Textbooks
ABC100 2.0 Introduction to Non-Structural Collision Repair

No text required

ABC104 3.0 Introduction to Non-Structural Collision Repair Applications

No text required

ACR111* 5.0 Introduction to Refrigeration

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology
by Whitman, Johnson, Tomczyk, & Silberstein

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111644475

BCT103* 1.0 Construction Hand and Power Tools

Carpentry
by Vogt

Publisher: Delmar
ISBN: 9781133607366

DEN110 1.0 Dental Terminology

Dental Terminology
by Dofka

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133019718

DSM119 2.0 Fuel Systems

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems
by Bennett

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111645694

DSM141 2.0 Heavy Duty Brake Systems

Heavy Duty Truck Systems
by Bennett

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305073622

EET114 3.0 Introduction to Digital Electronics

No text required

EET115 1.0 Digital Circuits Applications

No text required

EET116 5.0 Electronic Circuits and Devices I

Electronics Technology Fundamentals, Electron Flow Version, 3rd Edition
by Paynter & Boydell

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780135013458

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EET124* 3.0 Engineering, Technology, and Society

Intro to Engineering Technology
by Pond & Rankinen

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 132840111

EET145 4.0 Networking I

Network + Guide to Network with Access Card
by West, Dean, Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337089678

FHD118 1.0 Sanitation

ServSafe Manager
by National Restaurant Association

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 978-1-58280-330-2

HTH100* 2.0 Introduction to Health Careers

No text required

MTR104 3.0 Basics of Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology An Illustrated Guide
by Cohen & DePetris

Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781496318886

MTT118 4.0 Mill Applications

Machinery's Handbook
by Oberg

Publisher: Industrial Press
ISBN: 9780831130916

Technology of Machine Tools
by Krar, Gill, Smid

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780073510835

Technology of Machine Tools Workbook
by Krar, Gill, Smid

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780077389888

MTT119 4.0 Lathe Applications

Machinery's Handbook
by Oberg

Publisher: Industrial Press
ISBN: 9780831130916

Technology of Machine Tools
by Krar, Gill, Smid

Publisher: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9780073510835

Technology of Machine Tools Workbook
by Krar, Gill, Smid

Publisher: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9780077389888

WEL114* 2.0 Shielded Metal Arc I

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL116* 2.0 Shielded Metal Arc II

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL120 2.0 Gas Metal Arc I

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL123 2.0 Gas Tungsten Arc I

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL124 2.0 Gas Metal Arc II

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL129 2.0 Gas Tungsten Arc II

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL132 2.0 Flux Cored I

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

WEL136 2.0 Flux Cored II

Welding Handbook. Volume 2: Welding Processes, Part 1
by American Welding Society

Publisher: American Welding Society
ISBN: 871717298

* Approved by Penn College for 10th grade students

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

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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.