Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Summer Courses

Last Updated on December 28, 2022

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904

Official telephone: (814) 262-6400

Screen last updated on: June 2021
Calendar system:semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:Orientation for new students is held prior to start of fall term.
Number and length of summer sessions:A summer session is offered for credit.
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:48%
Student:Faculty ratio:18:1
Total faculty:53 men, 55 women
Full-time faculty:12 men, 15 women
Part-time faculty:41 men, 40 women
General education/core curriculum is required:yes
Special programs offered:
independent study, internships, distance learning
Cooperative programs are offered:yes
Associate’s Degrees

AccountingAirline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight CrewArchitectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADDBusiness/Commerce, GeneralChild Care and Support Services ManagementComputer and Information Sciences, GeneralComputer ScienceCorrectionsCriminal Justice/Law Enforcement AdministrationEarly Childhood Education and TeachingEducation, GeneralEmergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, OtherGeneral StudiesHealth Information/Medical Records Technology/TechnicianHealth Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, OtherHistologic TechnicianHuman Services, GeneralLineworkerMedical/Clinical AssistantOperations Management and SupervisionPsychology, GeneralRadio, Television, and Digital Communication, OtherRadiologic Technology/Science – RadiographerWelding Technology/Welder

Child Care and Support Services ManagementMedical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Credit placement options:
credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 2 or higher)credit for CLEP generalcredit for relevant life experience

Penn Highlands to offer in-person, online and hybrid classes this fall

Staff reportsThe Daily American

Penn Highlands Community College plans to hold in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester while retaining its increasingly popular online and remote learning formats.

In February, Penn Highlands Community College transitioned back to face-to-face classes with success and without spikes in COVID-19 cases. This success, along with expanded vaccine roll-out plans, has provided Penn Highlands with confidence in the decision to offer in-person classes this fall.

Because of the popularity of its remote class offerings, Penn Highlands will continue to offer flexible course options such as split section, virtual classroom, online and hybrid formats. A mix of class formats is essential to ensure that all students feel comfortable and safe within their preferred learning environment.

Open enrollment for fall 2021courses begins on Sunday. Summer sessions are currently enrolling; the first day of summer classes is May 24.

“The college is thrilled to once again be offering a robust number of in-person classes,” said Dr. Steve Nunez, president of Penn Highlands Community College. “We know that many of our students perform better when they can easily connect in-person with their instructors and the great support staff that we have. It will be great to see our halls full of students.”

Penn Highlands Community College will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and the state of Pennsylvania.

To ensure safety, class sizes have been reduced to allow for both students and faculty to interact in a safe environment.

All readily available areas for students will be monitored and sanitized regularly, while every other computer workstation will be available for use.

The fall semester at Penn Highlands Community College starts on Aug. 23. For more information on classes or programs, contact admissions at 814-262-6446 or [email protected]. Visit the college website at for detailed office hours and more.


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

  • Public2 year
  • 2,658Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 24%Transfer Student Ratio
  • $9,550Avg. Financial Aid

Penn Highlands is a dynamic, student-centered community college with regional locations spread throughout Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties. Students can complete the first two years of a four-year degree utilizing PA TRAC agreements and transferable courses. Those seeking direct employment can enroll in associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs in high-demand fields such as Business/Accounting, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, Social Work, Media Production, and Information Technology. The College also offers alternative credit options such as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for those with work/advanced technical expertise.Over 1,500 courses transfer into Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeWill my credits transfer?



Total Faculty101
Full-Time Undergraduate781
Part-Time Undergraduate1,877
Transfer Students256
Transfer Agreements211 outgoing
Equivalencies1,845 incoming
4,611 outgoing

Financial Information

In-State Tuition$8,310
Out-of-State Tuition$11,640
Books and Supplies$2,000
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid58%
Federal Loans: Average amount received$4,560
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid63%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received$4,990

Scholarships and Financial Aid:Transfer students should fill out the FAFSA and follow the guidelines for state and federal financial aid as usual.

Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:We accept all transfer students. Credits transfer in depending on program requirements, grades, courses taken and accreditation of sending school.Transfer Applications Received:Unknown.Transfer Applications Accepted:All.Percentage Accepted:100%View Agreements: For Life Experience:Credit may be given for life exerience via our assessment of prior learning process.

Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:None.Official Transcripts:Official transcripts from high school and all colleges previously attended are required prior to admissions approval.SAT Scores:Not required but certain score ranges exempt students from developmental course work.Letters of Recommendation:Not required.Essay:Not required.Application Fee:Not required.Interview:Not required.Other Requirements:Placement testing may be required for students desiring to take math or English classes without math or English transfer credit.Request More Information:Request More InformationApply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:Grades of C or higher from accredited institutions will transfer if the course or equivalent is required in the student’s program.Credits (Min/Max):Up to 1/2 (50%) of a student’s program requirements (in credits) may be met through transfer work. At least 1/2 (50%) of a student’s program requirements (in credits) must be met as Pennsylvania Highlands Community College local credit.Transfer Policy Document:Academic Policy – Transfer and Appeal – Revised August 2010.pdfAppeals Process Document:Academic Policy – Transfer and Appeal – Revised August 2010.pdf

Information for Transfer Out Students

Number of Transferring:Unkown.Transfer Agreements:We have several transfer agreements with local universities including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mount Aloysius College and California University of Pennsylvania.View Transfer Agreements: Programs:Many transfer agreements are in place for Penn Highlands students including TAOC approved programs with PA State System of Higher Education universities, Nanotechnology through Penn State University and several technical programs with local CTCs.

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