Pre-College Programs

There’s never been a better way to prepare for the college experience.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Penn College is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all constituents, including summer youth program participants and staff.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Pre-College Programs, Athletic Camps, and Camp Escape, all scheduled for Summer 2020. This is not something we ever thought we’d have to do; however, unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, and we thank you for understanding.

All registration fees will be refunded in full over the coming weeks via the Office of Facilities & Events. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Coronavirus information

Pre-College Programs

Because tomorrow begins today

Unsure what you want to study in college? No problem. Join us this summer for an overnight Pre-College Program. Or, better yet, try a few different ones. From architecture to aviation and everything in between, there's something for everyone.

Architecture Odyssey

Discover the world of architecture and sustainable design through design studios and seminars, field trips to building sites, and visits with local architects.

Students entering grades 9-12

Autism Spectrum Post-Secondary Interest Experience (ASPIE)

Students with autism spectrum disorders, and their parents, will obtain valuable information about post-secondary education and career exploration.

Students entering grades 10-12

Automotive Restoration

Learn what it takes to return vintage cars and trucks to their former glory while immersing in the world of automotive restoration. Included will be a tour of a vintage car museum. 

Students entering grades 10-12

Automotive Technology

Enjoy working with your hands? Considering a career as an auto technician? Get to work in our advanced learning labs and see if a career in automotive is right for you.

Students entering grades 10-12

Aviation

Discover the world of aviation maintenance by hands-on applications of sheet metal, composite materials, and engine operation. A tour of a vintage aircraft collection is included.

Students entering grades 10-12

Design, Build, & Grow Landscape & Horticulture

Workshops will explore working in greenhouses, floral design, landscape design, landscape equipment operation, and nature walks.  

Students entering grades 10-12

Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment

Looking for a hands-on career in an in-demand field? This three-day program will introduce you to options in diesel technology and heavy equipment maintenance and operation. 

Students entering grades 10-12

Engineering

Explore engineering concepts and careers such as robotics and electronics, plastics and polymer engineering, machining, and welding. 

Students entering grades 10-12

Fundamentals of Emergency Response

Learn first aid basics for the most common emergencies, including how to recognize them, call for help, and perform lifesaving skills.

Students entering grades 9-12

Future Restaurateurs

Join chefs from Penn College’s hospitality department for a fun-filled program focused on the ins and outs of baking and pastry arts, culinary arts, and hospitality management. 

Students entering grades 9-12

Graphic Design Summer Studio

Summer Studio guides participants through the graphic design process from ideation, concept development, and production to create real-world visual design solutions. 

Students entering grades 10-12

Hall of FAME (Finance, Accounting, Marketing & Entrepreneurship)

Have you ever thought of opening your own business or wondered how a business operates? Learn how to become an entrepreneur with skills in financing, accounting and marketing.

Students entering grades 9-12

Have Your Cake & Decorate It Too

You've seen the pros do it on TV. Now you can test your cake baking and decorating skills and see how they stack up against the masters'. And, of course, you can eat it when you're done! 

Students entering grades 9-12

Health Careers

Discover a variety of health careers including dental hygiene, nursing, physical therapy assistant, physician assistant, surgical technology, and more. 

Students entering grades 9-12

 

Information Technology

Explore the world of computing with hands-on sessions focused on cybersecurity, programming, and networking. 

Students entering grades 10-12

Thingamajig Fabricators

Experience the marvels of modern manufacturing. Learn how everyday objects are designed and fabricated. Throughout this program, you'll work with 3D design software, run mills and lathes, and weld varying projects.

Students entering grades 9-12

Scholarships

Earn up to $2,000 off Penn College tuition

Did you know you can save money on your Penn College tuition if you attend one of our Pre-College Programs? 

Learn More

Here's how it works:

  • Complete a Pre-College Program during the summer before entering 9-12 grade. 
  • Or better yet, come for two Pre-College Programs. Pick a different program the second time around or come for the same one twice. Each year we mix things up.
  • Attend Penn College and receive $1,000 off your tuition each year if you came for one program. 
  • Or, get $2,000 off your tuition each year if you join us for two programs. 
Featured Program

Summer Maker Mission

Jump start your imagination

Designed for students entering grades 6-8, this hands-on full-day program gives students an opportunity to explore The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College.

My Tomorrow

At Penn College, we want younger students to join the summertime fun, too! My Tomorrow is a middle school exploration program designed to give students an opportunity to preview a variety of career possibilities.

 

Featured Program

Middle School Exploration Camp

Students entering grades 6-8

Helpful Info

Parent & Student Info

What do I need to bring? Where will I stay? What’s for dinner? So many questions, and we have all of your answers!

Virtual Tour

Want a sneak peak of campus before you arrive? Check out our virtual tour. t's the next best thing to walking campus. 

Admissions

Time to start planning for your future! Learn why Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education and provides the best opportunities for your education, hands-on skills development, and real work experience.

Sports Day Camps

Excel on the court and on the field

Let's take those skills to the next level. All sports camps are designed to build skills, boost confidence, and spark tons of fun along the way. 

Wildcat Girls Basketball

This comprehensive program focuses on individual shooting technique, offensive skill development, and defensive prowess. Wildcat campers will walk away with overall improvements skill, effort, and teamwork.

Students entering grades 8-12

Wildcat Boys and Girls Basketball

Jump into four days of fun-filled skill-building games and competitions. Finesse your shooting. Improve ball handling. And have tons of fun while you’re at it! Plus, we’ll send you home with a free t-shirt.

Students entering grades 3-9

Wildcat Youth Soccer

Focus on fundamentals. Practice everything from dribbling and passing to shooting and technique during this exciting program led by Penn College soccer coaches. Campers are asked to bring a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, proper footwear (cleats and indoor sneakers), sunscreen, and a snack each day. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt.

So, you're coming to campus?

We couldn't be more thrilled! Our interactive map highlights the hot spots on campus including parking and where to find the closest mobile phone charging station. 

View the map