Dual Enrollment students see flip side of advantageous equation

Published 04.21.2022

Student News

In the Physical Therapist Assistant Lab, dual enrollment students observe Penn College students as they observe one another’s techniques.Scott A. Geist, director of surgical technology, talks with high school visitors about the program.In the baking and pastry arts lab, students from Jersey Shore Area Senior High School dip pretzels into tempered chocolate.Instructor Steve J. Kopera engages visitors in the college’s 55,000-square-foot welding lab.Visitors from Dauphin County Technical School, in Harrisburg, conclude a tour of the Collision Repair Lab with a group photo.More than 300 high school students, all enrolled in Penn College Dual Enrollment courses, and their chaperones visited campus on Thursday. The students are taking Penn College courses at their high school or career and technology center and made the visit to see the classrooms and labs where their Penn College counterparts take the same coursework. They also toured campus with student ambassadors, ate lunch in Capitol Eatery and were treated to a tour of student housing with Residence Life staff. Through Penn College Dual Enrollment, high school students earn free college credits for the classes they take at their own school. Last year, 1,512 students earned 5,642 credits valued at more than $3.3 million.