Penn College NOW SUN Area Technical Institute

The Penn College NOW program allows students to earn credits from the Pennsylvania College of Technology while in high school. Penn College NOW 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 NOW courses earn Pennsylvania College of Technology credits and graduate high school with those credits indicated on an official Penn College transcript. Every Penn College NOW 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 NOW.

Here’s how Penn College NOW courses benefit students:

  • Saving money! The more Penn College NOW 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 NOW. 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 NOW, 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 NOW courses at your school, contact:

SUN Area Technical Institute

SUN Area Technical Institute Website

Apply for Penn College NOW

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.

NACEP Accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

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.

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