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College in the High School
The Franklin County Career and Technology Center was the first career and technical school in 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.
Here is how it works. The credentials of our teachers have been evaluated by HACC to allow them to act as Adjunct Professors for the college. In addition, our instructors are mentored by HACC faculty to assure that instruction is occurring according to the HACC standard for instruction. Much professional development and support is provided by the college to assure that our students are receiving a first class, college-level experience.
Students enrolled in the 14 different programs listed below 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 degree, certificate or diploma program or could be 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. Students pay the one-time $35 application fee required of all HACC applications and then pay a tuition cost of $30 per credit hour. HACC’s current per credit hour rate is $199.50.Financial waivers may be applied if qualified.