Penn College NOW Chester County Technical College High School - Pickering Campus

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:
Jane Fraschilla

CCIU Post-secondary Coordinator

Chester County Technical College High School - Pickering Campus Website

Courses Offered: 2018 - 2019

Course Credits Course Name Textbooks
AMT112 3.0 Brake Systems

Modern Automotive Technology
by Duffy

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN: 9781631263750

Modern Automotive Technology Shop Manual
by Johanson

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN: 9781631263781

Modern Automotive Technology: Online Access
by Duffy

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN: 9781631263842

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

BEM101 3.0 Introduction to Emergency Management Operations

Introduction to Emergency Management
by Haddow

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124077843

BEM103 3.0 The History and Evolution of Emergency Management

Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900-2010
by Rubin

Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466517530

EET114 3.0 Introduction to Digital Electronics

No text required

EET115 1.0 Digital Circuits Applications

No text required

ELT116 5.0 Construction Lab I: Residential

Electrical Wiring Residential
by Ray C. Mullins & Phil Simmons

Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 978-1-337-11621-3

NFPA 70 National Electric Code
by National Fire Protection Assoc.

Publisher: National Fire Protection Assoc.
ISBN: 978-1145591277-3

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
by Faigley

Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 0205846394

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

LAS250 3.0 Criminal Law and Procedures

Criminal Law and Procedures
by Daniel E. Hall

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285448817

Pennsylvania Rules of Court


ISBN: free online

MTR104 3.0 Basics of Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology An Illustrated Guide
by Cohen & DePetris

Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781496318886

* 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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