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Dual-enrollment students attend Penn College NOW visit days


More than 400 high school students, all enrolled in Penn College classes at their respective high school or career and technology center, visited campus on Friday. A visit to campus is a required part of every course offered through the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program. The program offers Penn College classes at more than 50 partner secondary-education facilities throughout the state. College Transitions and First Year Initiatives hosts visits for participating schools throughout the year. To ensure that courses offered through Penn College NOW maintain the same rigor as those offered on campus, secondary teachers work with Penn College faculty liaisons who train them to teach the course curriculum, visit each school at least once a year, and grade high school students’ final projects. In addition to hosting Penn College NOW student visits – including a March 19 trip, also documented in this photo gallery – College Transitions and First Year Initiatives conducts frequent group visits for other secondary students, providing college and career exploration, including a campus tour. On April 2, Lycoming Career and Technology Center plans to bring 200 students to campus for sessions with Career Services, the Academic Success Center and more.

– Most photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor;
others provided by Sarah Blaum, Technical College High School counselor

Daniel J. Harris, instructor of HVAC technology, talks with a group about classes in air conditioning and refrigeration while showing them a lab.
Daniel J. Harris, instructor of HVAC technology, talks with a group about classes in air conditioning and refrigeration while showing them a lab.

James W. Daniels, toolroom attendant for automotive, answers high-schoolers’ questions about the live work done by Penn College students.
James W. Daniels, toolroom attendant for automotive, answers high-schoolers’ questions about the live work done by Penn College students.

A group pauses for a photo between a tour in the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center and their waiting school bus.
A group pauses for a photo between a tour in the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center and their waiting school bus.

Val Myers, assistant dean of nursing, talks with students about what happens in ATHS W131, which includes simulation manikins and a student lounge area with computers, printers and couches.
Val Myers, assistant dean of nursing, talks with students about what happens in ATHS W131, which includes simulation manikins and a student lounge area with computers, printers and couches.

David A. Becker, instructor of computer information technology, provides practical insight on how various Penn College IT majors match student interests and industry demand.
David A. Becker, instructor of computer information technology, provides practical insight on how various Penn College IT majors match student interests and industry demand.

On March 19, Penn College NOW students from Chester County Technical College High School make the long trip to campus to attend program sessions in their study areas and learn about the college.
On March 19, Penn College NOW students from Chester County Technical College High School make the long trip to campus to attend program sessions in their study areas and learn about the college.

In a visit to the collision repair lab, students provide hands-on demonstrations to dual-enrolled high school students from Chester County. At center is Penn College instructor Loren R. Bruckhart.
In a visit to the collision repair lab, students provide hands-on demonstrations to dual-enrolled high school students from Chester County. At center is Penn College instructor Loren R. Bruckhart.

TCHS students attend a panel discussion on “Hands-On Education Outside the Classroom,” featuring James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding, and SkillsUSA adviser; Shanin L. Dougherty, coordinator of international programs; and Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities.
TCHS students attend a panel discussion on “Hands-On Education Outside the Classroom,” featuring James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding, and SkillsUSA adviser; Shanin L. Dougherty, coordinator of international programs; and Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities.

 

 

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