Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour, center, presents a plaque to Montgomery Area High School representatives Betty Marr, accounting instructor and information technology teacher, left,  and Linda Gutkowski, director of curriculum and instruction, in honor of the school’s participation in the college’s dual-enrollment program.

Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour, center, presents a plaque to Montgomery Area High School representatives Betty Marr, accounting instructor and information technology teacher, left,  and Linda Gutkowski, director of curriculum and instruction, in honor of the school’s participation in the college’s dual-enrollment program.

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: 2017 - 2018

Course Credits Course Name Textbooks
BCT103* 1.0 Construction Hand and Power Tools

Carpentry (and BCT103 Course Packet)
by Vogt

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133607366

CAD120 3.0 AutoCAD - Comprehensive

AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2016 or 2017
by Shumaker, Madsen, Madsen

Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox
ISBN: 9781631264252 or 9781631267352

CAD122 3.0 3D Parametric Modeling Using Autodesk Inventor®

No text required

CIT112 3.0 Introduction to Gaming and Simulation

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction (w/DVD)
by Novak

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111307653

The Gamemaker Standard
by Vinciguerra & Howell

Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138856975

CSC124* 3.0 Information, Technology, and Society

Technology in Action
by Evans, Martin, Poatsy

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134608600

FIN150 3.0 Banking and Finance

Principles of Banking
by American Bankers Association

Publisher: American Bankers Association
ISBN: 9780899826899

HIS146 3.0 United States Survey from 1877 to the Present

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People Volume 2
by Brinkley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780077412302

MGT105* 3.0 Introduction to Business

Business Etiquette for Dummies
by Fox

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470147092

Contemporary Business
by Boone

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118772362

PSC141 3.0 State and Local Government

Varies by school

* 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.