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:

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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

BCT109 4.0 Framing Principles

Carpentry
by Vogt

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133607366

CSC124* 3.0 Information, Technology, and Society

Technology in Action
by Evans, Martin, Poatsy

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134608600

EET145 4.0 Networking I

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337089678

HRT101 1.0 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture

No text required

HRT113 3.0 Ornamental Plants

No text required

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

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

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.