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High School Classes

We have several options for high school students to further their education and explore a career in the health sciences.

Experience college in a state-of-the-art learning environment while getting an early start on your future degree. Dual enrollment allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to enroll in general education courses while also completing high school requirements.

Students who have completed the following requirements can apply for dual enrollment:

  • Earned cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Algebra I and II
  • Biology with lab
  • An advanced science with lab such as chemistry, physics or advanced biology is required when applying for College courses in these disciplines.

Preferred application deadlines:

  • Fall semester: February 1
  • Spring semester: August 1

PA College operates on a rolling admissions basis so applications submitted after these dates may be considered.

What classes are available?

  • BIO 105/105L: Human Biology/Lab
  • BIO 175/L: Anatomy & Physiology 1/Lab
  • BIO 176/L: Anatomy & Physiology 2/Lab*
  • BIO 185/L: Microbiology/Lab
  • BIO 230: Immunology*
  • BIO 250: Nutrition for Life
  • CHE 100: Chemistry/Lab*
  • CMP 150: Digital Foundations Seminar
  • ECO 150: Survey of Economics
  • ENG 100: English Composition
  • ENG 202: Advanced Communication
  • HCA 200: Principles of Health Care Administration
  • HLT 150: Wellness for Life
  • HSC 100: Medical Terminology
  • HUM 210: World Religions
  • MAT 100: Quantitative Reasoning & Skills
  • MAT 150: Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences
  • MAT 160: College Algebra
  • MAT 260: Statistics*
  • PHS 200: Public Health Studies
  • PHY 150/150L: Physics/Lab*
  • PSY 100: General Psychology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 200: Cultural Diversity
  • SPA 150: Introduction to Medical Spanish

Offered Online

*Pre-requisites may apply

Affiliated High Schools

  • Camp Hill School District
  • Central York School District
  • Cedar Crest High School
  • Chambersburg School District
  • Cocalico School District
  • Conestoga Valley School District
  • Dallastown Area School District
  • Dayspring Christian Academy
  • Donegal School District
  • Elizabethtown Area School District
  • ELANCO School District
  • Ephrata Area School District
  • Ephrata Mennonite School
  • Faith Mennonite School
  • Hempfield School District
  • Kennard-Dale High School
  • Lampeter-Strasburg School District
  • Lancaster Catholic High School
  • Manheim Central School District
  • Manheim Township School District
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Montgomery Area School District
  • Mt. Calvary Christian School
  • Northeastern School District
  • Northern Lebanon School District
  • Penn Manor School District
  • Pequea Valley School District
  • Red Lion Area School District
  • School District of Lancaster
  • Solanco School District
  • South Eastern School District
  • Stone Independent School
  • Terre Hill Mennonite High School
  • Warwick School District
  • West Perry School District

Tuition

Dual enrollment tuition is 50% of the normal tuition rate for up to 7 credits for Fall and/or Spring semester. Students taking more than 7 credits per semester will be responsible for 100% of the tuition. Payment plans are available. Contact us for a free application by calling 1 (800) 622-5443 or email admission@PACollege.edu.

This three-year program helps a select group of Lancaster County high school students:

  • Explore careers in health care
  • Learn valuable skills towards becoming a certified nursing assistant
  • Earn micro-scholarships toward continuing their education in health care

Ninety students from nearby school districts are selected as high school freshmen and continue the program through their senior year.

The Health Care Careers Academy is offered in conjunction with BB&T Corporation, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, HACC’s Lancaster Campus and the Lancaster County STEM Alliance.

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