Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Viewbook
Discover the benefits of attending Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. This engaging and colorful look at Penn Highlands will get you excited about your future. Learn about the College's rich curriculum, exciting student life, and more... all designed to help you achieve your educational, professional, and personal goals.
TH E NE XT STE P A quality education from Pennsylvania Highlands will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to build your educational foundation. That foundation can take you down many different paths: transferring into a bachelorâ€™s degree program at a college or university, entering the workplace with a credential that gives you an edge over the competition, or advancing in your current career. YOU MATTER! We provide over 30 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs, and we are continuously working to develop new and innovative opportunities to meet the needs of the employers in our communities. This collaborative approach to program development provides students with a variety of options, allowing you to find the perfect academic fit and available careers in our region. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will challenge, support, and encourage you to excel. Join us today! A R E YO U R E A DY F O R T H E N E X T ST E P ? Pennsylvania Highlands has 52,000 enhanced the lives of over community members... near and far. We invite YOU to join our COMMUNITY and explore our friendly, small campus environment. 1.888.385.PEAK CAMBRIA Our regional expansion indicates that many communities are benefitting from having a community college presence. Our growth provides you with an opportunity to do the same, not only academically, but personally and professionally. We care about the growth and success of our community, which includes you! riChlAnd Located in Johnstown, this is the Collegeâ€™s main campus and houses our fullservice library, Student CafĂŠ, bookstore, and cyber lounge with a fireplace. The offerings at our Richland Campus are expansive, including degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Various workforce training opportunities and community education courses are available. email@example.com GROW online CAmpus Learn where you live with our Online Campus. You'll have access to the same coursework and resources as our on-site students, but with the ability to work within your schedule and without the commute. firstname.lastname@example.org PENNHIGHLANDS.EDU somerset Housed in the Georgian Place, this welcoming environment utilizes updated classrooms to provide a solid education. With a beautiful landscape right outside, students can enjoy the fresh air in style. email@example.com SOMERSET WITH US! Located in the Logan Valley Mall, you can sense the enthusiasm that fills the high-tech classrooms in this conveniently located Altoona facility. Upon entering, students will know at first glance that the world is at their fingertips. firstname.lastname@example.org BLAIR huntingdon HUNTINGDON Found just off of Route 26 on Margy Drive, this newly renovated facility provides state-of-the-art classrooms and labs for students to discover their potential. email@example.com ebensburg F U LT O N BEDFORD map inset Located along Route 22, this friendly and collegiate environment houses classrooms and labs. To relax, students have access to a student lounge complete with a television and more. firstname.lastname@example.org 1.888.385.PEAK blAir Who attends Pennsylvania Highlands Community College? you do! With over 30 academic programs to choose from, Pennsylvania Highlands has something for everyone. ESPECIALLY YOU! WE SERVE EVERYONE, Pursuing a bachelor’s degree? Many of our associate’s degrees are highly transferable. We have agreements with many colleges and universities near and far that accept credits from Pennsylvania Highlands. Our credits will provide you with the foundation you need to jump right into a bachelor’s degree, all by completing your first two years with us and saving you thousands per year! Unsure of what career you want? We have Liberal Arts & Sciences. Courses are offered in a variety of areas, all designed to help you find what interests you most. Our Liberal Arts & Sciences program is perfect for those undecided as it gives you the ability to broaden your horizons. Don't just be equipped to perform only one job, but become a well-rounded individual able to enter the workforce or continue on with your education! Ready to begin your career or advance in your current one? Our career-oriented programs give you the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for many entry-level positions, a new career, advancement, and personal growth. These programs are highly affordable, allowing you to save money while increasing your salary potential. 1.888.385.PEAK WELCOME TO THE FAMILY! From beginning to end, we are here for you. Nervous about the college experience? Donâ€™t be! Pennsylvania Highlands will be with you every step of the way. Our friendly and supportive staff and faculty will treat you like family. There are no strangers within our community. PENNHIGHLANDS.EDU We are always ready to listen, provide advice, and offer support. This positive and warming attitude extends from the classrooms to every office and beyond our walls. A welcoming and helpful environment is vital to learning. It is essential to building community, and most importantly, it is key to your success! We will always be here for you! Career Planning and Employer Services provide both current students and alumni with guidance. We can assist you with resumĂŠ writing, interviewing tips, career planning and exploration, and more. Career Planning also provides an updated list of available job opportunities within our region. Our services will guide you through every step. Admissions registrAtion FinAnCiAl Aid Advising Counseling tutoring librAry resourCes CAreer plACement And guidAnCe BLACK BEARS ROAM THE GROUNDS! The Black Bears are on the prowl as Pennsylvania Highlands' athletics have become an integral part of the college experience for our students and staff. The Black Bears of Pennsylvania Highlands do battle in BOWLING, CROSS COUNTRY, MEN’S BASKETBALL, and WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL. Our Black Bears compete in the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC), with over 10 member institutions from the surrounding areas. In just a short amount of time, the Black Bears have seen great success. Multiple winning seasons, continous playoff appearances, all-conference players, and NJCAA scholar athletes are just a few of our accomplishments. Athletes often use our Athletics Department as a platform for advancement in collegiate athletics. BUILD CHARACTER Get involved! Serving the needs of our students, Student Activities provides social, recreational, and educational options, all of which enhance the college experience. Dances, games, contests, trips, community service, and many other activities are constantly being planned! A family within the family! Student clubs and organizations are key elements in creating an atmosphere that make all students feel welcome. With so many options, the hardest part will be deciding which ones to join. They help students further identify their interests, creating lifelong friendships in the process. Opportunities to connect beyond the classroom occur often, helping our students shape their futures! IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM! Through club involvement, students get the chance to develop and strengthen their team-building, leadership, and networking skills. These student groups allow everyone to explore various interests and to broaden horizons. If we donâ€™t offer it, why not suggest it? 1.888.385.PEAK we Are AffordAble. We are committed to providing the most affordable access to higher education in the area. Our students can complete their 5,000 PERYEAR degree without incurring student loan debt. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, students can SAVE MORE THAN $ by attending a community college compared to a four-year public college. SUCCEED! HERE TO HELP YOU we Are trAnsferAble. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This is the same accrediting body as that of major four-year universities, including Penn State, Saint Francis, and more. Through various agreements with other colleges and PENNHIGHLANDS.EDU universities, we ensure that the credits you earn here travel with you. Earn your associate's degree while taking your first two years of a bachelor's degree with us. Why not maximize your savings with this affordable option? we Are Flexible. Many of our students find themselves managing multiple priorities that make attending classes on a traditional schedule difficult. Pennsylvania Highlands understands that you have commitments outside of the classroom and offers flexible scheduling to meet the needs of all students. Daytime, evening, online, and hybrid courses provide ample flexibility in scheduling classes, while creating a personal road map that leads to success. 20. stAnd out Our average class size is less than Be more than just a number and receive the individual attention you deserve! WE PROVIDE YOU WITH OPPORTUNITIES. Quality Education Through a hands-on learning environment, our faculty is committed to providing the very best in educational excellence. Diverse Programs With so many degrees, diplomas, and certificates, we have something to fit your needs. PENNHIGHLANDS.EDU Internships and Scholarships We provide our students with a number of possibilities. Internships are a key component of our degree programs, providing you with the necessary experience. The College offers many scholarship opportunities to both new and returning students. With a variety to choose from, we provide everyone with access to a strong education. Always Nearby With five locations spanning the Southern Alleghenies and an Online Campus, we provide the community with affordable, local access to higher education. YOUR STEPS TO SUCCESSâ€Ś Are you reAdy to begin? Here are the steps necessary to apply. 1. Meet with a local admissions representative to discuss your options. 2. Complete an Admissions Application (online at www.pennhighlands.edu). 3. Send an official copy of your high school transcript or GED scores to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. (Applicants with prior college experience must submit official transcript copies from all prior colleges.) 4. All admitted students must complete COMPASS testing. (This requirement may be waived for students who have completed prior college credits or have met specific ACT or SAT scores.) 5. After completion of COMPASS testing, you will meet with a local admissions representative to complete the registration process. PENNHIGHLANDS.EDU 1.888.385.PEAK Associate Degree Programs Accounting (A.S.) Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology (A.A.S.) Business Administration (A.S.) Business Management (A.A.S.) Child Development (A.A.S.) Computer Information and Communications Technology - Network Administration (A.A.S.) Computer Science (A.S.) Criminal Justice (A.A.S.) Criminal Justice (A.S.) Early Childhood Education (A.A.) Electric Utility Technology (A.A.S.) Environmental Science (A.S.) Health Professions - Histotechnology (A.A.S.) Medical Assisting Technology (A.A.S.) Pre-Engineering (A.S.) Pre-Health Professions (A.S.) Professional Pilot (A.S.) Psychology (A.A.) Teacher Education Transfer (A.A.) Technology Management (A.A.S.) Welding Technology (A.A.S.) Diploma Programs Child Development Medical Coding Specialist Health Professions - Paramedic (A.A.S.) Certificate Programs Healthcare Information Specialist (A.A.S.) Child Development Associate Health Professions Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) Human Services - Generalist (A.A.S.) Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.) Media Production (A.A.S.) Child Development Early Childhood Management and Leadership Information Security and Analysis Pharmacy Technician PENNHIGHLANDS.EDU 1.888.385.PEAK