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
ACC113 3.0 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting w/ Wiley Plus
by Kimmel

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118566626

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

FHD101* 3.0 Foundations of Professional Cooking

On Cooking Plus My Culinary Lab
by Labensky

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133780161 (MyCulinary Lab with ETEXT) OR 9780133458558 (hard copy textbook only)

FHD118* 1.0 Sanitation

ServSafe Manager
by National Restaurant Association

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134812335

MTR100 1.0 Medical Terminology Survey

Illustrated Guide to Medical Terminology
by Davies

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285174426

PSY111 3.0 General Psychology

Real World Psychology
by Sanderson/Huffman

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119294962

* 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.