Transfer in from Career & Tech Centers

For students who have completed a career and technology program, Pennsylvania Highlands will accept up to and provide 15 credits of technical electives applied to the Small Business Management Associate of Applied Science program. Please see Admissions for details on how to enroll at Pennsylvania Highlands.

In addition, Pennsylvania Highlands has articulated with the many SOAR approved programs offered across Pennsylvania’s Career and Technology programs.

Below is a list of program to program pathways available for Career and Technology program completers and the college credits awarded for each program through Pennsylvania’s SOAR program.


Career and Technology Centers with which Pennsylvania Highlands commonly work include:

  • Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School

    *See SOAR Agreements

  • Bedford County Technical Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

  • Clarion County Career Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Clearfield County Career and Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology A.A.S.
    Upon completion of the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Program, students can apply the following eighteen (18) credits toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:

    • CAD 105 Computer Aided Drafting I (3 credits)
    • CAD 106 Computer Aided Drafting II (3 credits)
    • MAT 115 Construction Math (3 credits)
    • BUI 125 Architectural Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
    • BUI 105 Architectural I (3 credits)
    • BUI 225 Architectural II (3 credits)

    OSHA Safety Training
    Upon completion of the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center Program, one (1) credit of free elective will be awarded to students who have successfully completed the ten (10) hours OSHA Safety Training.

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology A.A.S.
    Upon completion of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Program, students can apply the following eighteen (18) credits toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:

    • CAD 105 Computer Aided Drafting I (3 credits)
    • CAD 106 Computer Aided Drafting II (3 credits)
    • MAT 115 Construction Math (3 credits)
    • BUI 125 Architectural Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
    • BUI 105 Architectural I (3 credits)
    • BUI 225 Architectural II (3 credits)

    Business Management A.A.S.
    Upon completion of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Administrative Office Specialist Program, students can apply the following twelve (12) credits toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:

    • CIT 100 Microcomputer Applications (3 credits)
    • ACC 100 Introduction to Accounting (3 credits)
    • ACC 110 Principles of Accounting (3 credits)
    • MAT 110 Business Mathematics (3 credits)

    Healthcare Information Specialist A.A.S.
    Upon completion of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Medical Assistant Program, students can apply the following fifteen (15) credits toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:

    • HSC 100 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
    • HSC 130 Basic Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits)
    • CIT 100 Microcomputer Applications (3 credits)
    • HSC 120 Health Information Management (3 credits)
    • MAT 110 Business Mathematics (3 credits)

    Medical Assisting Technology A.A.S.
    Upon completion of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Medical Assistant Program, students can apply the following twelve (12) credits toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:

    • HSC 100 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
    • HSC 130 Basic Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits)
    • CIT 100 Microcomputer Applications (3 credits)
    • MAT 110 Business Mathematics (3 credits)

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Criminal Justice (Johnstown Police Regional Academy) A.A.S.
    Upon completion of the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center Johnstown Police Regional Academy, students can apply the following twelve (12) credits toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:

    • CRJ 215 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 credits)
    • CRJ 235 Criminal Investigation and Policing (3 credits)
    • CRJ 295 Criminal Justice Internship (3 credits)
    • LIF 111 Health & Wellness (3 credits)

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Greater Johnstown School District

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Small Business Management (Automotive Body Repair) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. This could include credit for the following course(s):

    • WEL 105 Welding I (3 credits)

    Small Business Management (Construction Trades) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. This could include credit for the following course(s):

    • BUI 125 Architectural Blueprint Reading (3 credits)

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Indiana County Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Small Business Management (Collision Repair) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. This could include credit for the following course(s):

    • WEL 105 Welding I (3 credits)

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Keystone Central School District

    *See SOAR Agreements

    Small Business Management (Cosmetology) A.A.S.
    Up to fifteen (15) credits of technical elective may be awarded for the completion of the program of study. An additional six (6) credits may be awarded for the following General Education/Major Requirements:

    • BUS 110 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
    • COM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Mifflin-Juniata Career & Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

  • Somerset County Technology Center

    *See SOAR Agreements

  • Tyrone Area School District

    *See SOAR Agreements

Don’t see your school on the list? Contact our Admissions Office to inquire about transfer credits from your career and technology program.