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  • Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Media Production Program represented at IUP Technology Day

    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Media Production program was represented at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s most recent Technology Day (held in August). Jessica Krouse, program graduate, and Timothy Borish, current program student, held seminars discussing ways in which instructors can better engage their students.

    Jessica Krouse presented on Using Powtoons. Powtoons is a free animated slideshow program allowing users to create animated characters and objects to tell a specific story. Timothy Borish presented on Using Plotagon. Plotagon gives users the ability to create animated videos and characters by choosing a scene, creating and adding their own actors, adding sound, and more.

    The College’s Media Production program features a blend of three major communication fields: television production, radio production, and e-based technologies. Graduates will be prepared for any number of jobs in radio, television, and emerging media (i.e. social media).

    Pennsylvania Highlands has five locations across the region: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

    Graduate Jess Krouse sits with an iPad featuring Powtoons.

  • Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Partnership with Cal U leads to Seamless Transfer

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and California University of Pennsylvania have collaborated to help better serve the region. The two institutions recently signed an articulation agreement allowing students to easily transfer credits earned through the Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Management (Penn Highlands) to the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management (California University of Pennsylvania) program.

    This agreement allows Penn Highlands’ graduates the ability to apply for full junior standing upon admission into California University of Pennsylvania. A secondary purpose is to provide faculty and administration of both institutions with more precise guidelines for advising students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management. These guidelines will help students achieve their degree in the most cost effective and timely manner possible.

    With the addition of this new agreement, there now stands seven (7) articulation agreements in place between Penn Highlands Community College and California University of Pennsylvania. These program-to-program agreements include:

    • Small Business Management (A.A.S) to Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
    • Human Services (A.A.S) to Bachelor of Social Work
    • Business Administration (A.S.) to Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Criminal Justice (A.S.) to Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Computer Science (A.S.) to Bachelor of Science Computer Science
    • Early Childhood Education (A.A.) to Bachelor of Science in Education: PreK-4
    • Psychology (A.A.) to Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    These agreements follow the 2+2 model where students must earn an associate’s degree first before they are able to obtain transfer of credit with junior standing.

    “Our commitment to this region gets stronger with every partnership,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President. “These agreements provide our students with a level of comfort and confidence in knowing their credits are able to transfer after graduation from Penn Highlands.”

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College has five locations throughout the region: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

  • Posted August 29, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Cambria County College Fair coming September 12th; Sponsored by Penn Highlands

    The 15th Annual Cambria County College Fair, sponsored by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. This year’s College Fair will take place from 8am to 11am, with students coming in from across the region.

    The mission of the College Fair is to promote higher education and future opportunities to not only high school students and their families, but to the public as well. The Cambria County College Fair helps local community members find and discover the many educational and career opportunities that are right in their back yard.

    Numerous high schools are taking part, including Blacklick Valley, Conemaugh Township, Conemaugh Valley, Ferndale, Forest Hills, Johnstown, Portage, Richland, Westmont, Windber, and more.

    Colleges and universities from all over the state of Pennsylvania will be on-hand to meet with and assist guests regarding their educational and career needs. With so many institutions attending, there is something for everyone: technical schools, business colleges, cosmetology schools and universities, branches of the military, banks, local businesses, and more.

    The Cambria County College Fair is here to better our community, please take part or stop by. The College Fair is happening on September 12. Be a part of something special and help us promote this community event to make it a great success.

    For more details on the College Fair, contact Pennsylvania Highlands Community College at 1.888.385.PEAK or by emailing Daun Boyle, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, at dboyle@pennhighlands.edu.

  • Posted August 28, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Partnership with Intuit leads to No Cost Training

    Intuit, Inc. is taking an innovative approach to helping create hundreds of new, technology-driven jobs in Cambria County by partnering with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to offer a specialized training program for unemployed and underemployed workers.

    This training is set to begin on Monday, September 18. It will cover topics such as fundamental office skills, customer care techniques, and accounting principles. This is a four-week certificate-based training program available at no cost on a first-come basis.

    As a national leader in customer management, Convergys announced that they will be bringing 250 jobs to Johnstown area. Those that successfully complete this program will be interviewed by Convergys for jobs in customer care and will help support Intuit’s QuickBooks Solution for Small Businesses.

    An information session will be held on Tuesday, September 12, from 9 to 10:30am at the College’s Richland Campus. Deadline to register is Thursday, September 7.

    For information and to register, please contact Julie Davis, Workforce Education Manager at Penn Highlands, by phone at 262.3813 or by email at jdavis@pennhighlands.edu.

  • Posted August 14, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Bond strengthened with Mount Aloysius College through additional Transfer Agreements

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is continually working to strengthen its partnerships with local four-year institutions to better serve the region. Most recently, Penn Highlands has worked with Mount Aloysius College to optimize the transfer opportunities between the two colleges.

    There are fourteen (14) articulation agreements in place between the two, creating seamless pathways for Penn Highlands’ graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree at Mount Aloysius. Program-to-program agreements with Mount Aloysius include:

    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
    • Child Development*
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal Justice (A.S. & A.A.S.)
    • Early Childhood Education*
    • Information Technology* (Cyber Security, Network Administration, & Server Administration)
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Liberal Arts & Sciences*, Secondary Education in General Science*, History/Political Science, & English)
    • Psychology*
    • Radiologic Technology

    Programs with an asterisk (*) signify agreements that were recently added. These agreements follow the 2+2 model where students must earn an associate’s degree first before they are able to obtain transfer of credit with junior standing to Mount Aloysius College.

    “We are committed to helping our students succeed,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President. “These agreements provide transfer options for students that allow them to continue their education within the region and achieve success following graduation.”

    In addition, Mount Aloysius also accepts a variety of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College course credits and can transfer up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Transfer scholarships are available to full-time students.

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Fall classes begin on Monday, August 28, at each of the College’s five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.