Williamsport professionals proudly display the Penn College NOW banner to give Williamsport School District student the opportunity to earn college credits in high school. Front row (left to right) – Elizabeth Segraves, Patricia Miller, Rebecca Hutchinson, Mary McCormick, Spring Moore. Back row (left to right) – Randy Williamson, Andrew Paulhamus, Dave Gephart, Kevin Yokitis, Phyllis Sieber.

Williamsport professionals proudly display the Penn College NOW banner to give Williamsport School District student the opportunity to earn college credits in high school. Front row (left to right) – Elizabeth Segraves, Patricia Miller, Rebecca Hutchinson, Mary McCormick, Spring Moore. Back row (left to right) – Randy Williamson, Andrew Paulhamus, Dave Gephart, Kevin Yokitis, Phyllis Sieber.

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:

Williamsport Area High School

Williamsport Area High School Website

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Courses Offered: 2019 - 2020

Course Credits Course Name Textbooks
ART145 3.0 History of Graphic Design

Meggs’ History of Graphic Design
by Phillip B. Meggs and Alston Purvis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470168738

BCT103* 1.0 Construction Hand and Power Tools

Carpentry
by Vogt

Publisher: Delmar
ISBN: 9781133607366

BCT109 4.0 Framing Principles

Carpentry
by Vogt

Publisher: Delmar
ISBN: 9781133607366

BIX110 3.0 Introduction to Industrial Design

No text required

CSC124* 3.0 Information, Technology, and Society

Technology in Action, 16th Edition
by Evans, Martin, Poatsy

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: Please order through The College Store at Penn College

EET124* 3.0 Engineering, Technology, and Society

Intro to Engineering Technology
by Pond & Rankinen

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 132840111

ENL111** 3.0 English Composition I

#185 Introduction to Writing and Research
by Faculty-developed packet

Publisher: Can be purchased at Penn College Bookstore for $1.00

Backpack Writing (with MyWritingLab)
by Faigley

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 10: 0-13-458636-0 or 13: 978-0-13-458636-6

HIS126 3.0 World History II

Earth and Its People
by Bulliet

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285445526

MTH124** 3.0 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I

Basic Tech. Math.-Stud.Soln. Man.
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134434636

Basic Tech. Mathematics-Text
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134437705

MTH125** 3.0 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry II

Basic Tech. Math.-Stud. Soln. Man.
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134434636

Basic Tech. Mathematics-Text
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134437705

PSY111 3.0 General Psychology

Real World Psychology
by Sanderson/Huffman

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119294962

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

* Approved by Penn College for 10th grade students

** Approved by Penn College for 12th grade students only

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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