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COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
The 2009-10 school year will be the sixth year that the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will be offering an exciting opportunity for students who plan on pursuing post-secondary education. We were the first career and technical school in south-central Pennsylvania to offer a “College in the High School” program. This is a program delivered through Harrisburg Area Community College that offers college credit to students while they attend high school. Students entering grades 10 – 12 are eligible for the program if they meet applicable grade and attendance prerequisites. FCCTC teachers involved in this program have qualified to act as adjunct professors at HACC for this program.
Briefly, here is how it works. Students enrolled in a number of career and technical programs at FCCTC can earn up to 13 credits toward a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma program at HACC while taking their current CTC program. There is no extra work required of the student, the program curriculum is the same whether they elect to participate in “College in the High School” or not. Students will receive a grade on a HACC transcript that will be applicable to a HACC associate, certificate or diploma program or transferable to many other post-secondary institutions operating in the Commonwealth system. Students are advised to verify transferability of credits with the college or technical school they plan to attend. Best of all, parents pay only a fraction of the cost of traditional post-secondary school enrollment. A 3 or 4 credit College in the High School course taken at FCCTC would cost only $30 per credit. Currently, fourteen programs offered at FCCTC have qualified for the strict requirements necessary to be College in the High School programs. We feel College in the High School is a “win/win” opportunity for both parent and student.
If you have questions on this program, please call Keith Yohn, Director at (717)263-9033 (x213).