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:

Jersey Shore Area High School Website

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Courses Offered: 2019 - 2020

Course Credits Course Name Textbooks
BCT103* 1.0 Construction Hand and Power Tools

by Vogt

Publisher: Delmar
ISBN: 9781133607366

BIO103 4.0 Human Anatomy and Physiology Survey

Visualizing Anatomy & Physiology (texts may vary by school)
by Freudenrich & Tortora

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
ISBN: 9780470491249

BWM150 3.0 Intro to Web Page Development

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
by Duckett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 1118008189

CHM100* 4.0 Fundamentals of Chemistry

Varies by School

CSC124* 3.0 Information, Technology, and Society

Technology in Action, 16th Edition
by Evans, Martin, Poatsy

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: Please order through The College Store at Penn College

EET124* 3.0 Engineering, Technology, and Society

Intro to Engineering Technology
by Pond & Rankinen

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 132840111

EET145 4.0 Networking I

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337756617

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 (with MyWritingLab)
by Faigley

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 10: 0-13-458636-0 or 13: 978-0-13-458636-6

MGT105* 3.0 Introduction to Business

Business Etiquette for Dummies
by Fox

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470147092

Contemporary Business
by Boone, Kurtz, Berston

Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-119-25740-0

MTH124** 3.0 Technical Algebra and Trigonomery I

Basic Technical Mathematics (STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE)
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133083507

Solutions Manual Basic Technical Mathematics (STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE)
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133253511

MTH125** 3.0 Technical Algebra and Trigonomery II

Basic Technical Mathematics (STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE)
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133083507

Solutions Manual Basic Technical Mathematics (STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE)
by Washington

Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133253511

MTR100 1.0 Medical Terminology Survey

Illustrated Guide to Medical Terminology
by Davies

Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-1285174426 or 1285174429

MTR104 3.0 Basics of Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology An Illustrated Guide
by Cohen & DePetris

Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781496318886

PPT115* 2.0 The Plastics Industry

No text required

* 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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