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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced it will be reducing tuition costs for Somerset County students by nearly 3% to $198 per credit. This reduction lowers the full-time tuition per semester for Somerset County students to just under $3,000, at $2,970.

Pennsylvania Highlands was able to make this adjustment based on its new lease for expansion within Partner’s Hall. Working with the County Commissioners, the College agreed that the cost of the rental space was below actual market value and offered to pass that savings along to all Somerset County students.

“We want our students to earn a degree without incurring debt, and by passing our savings onto the students we are providing them with every opportunity to do just that,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

The tuition and fees schedule is available on the College’s website, under the Pay for College section. Fees for 2017/2018 have not changed from the prior year.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s Accelerated College Education program, which provides opportunities for high school students to earn college credits while still in high school at a low rate of $58/credit, is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partners (NACEP). Penn Highlands is one of only two colleges in the state to hold national accreditation for the program.

Fall classes begin on Monday, August 28, at each of the College’s five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

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College Logo - Somerset (Square)The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center will be hosting a combined open house with Conemaugh Allied Health on Monday, March 20th, from 5:30pm to 7pm. This open house will be held at the College’s Somerset Center, located in the Somerset County Education Center at 6024 Glades Pike, Suite 210.

Individuals attending will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from both organizations. If you are interested in a Conemaugh Health program or simply wanting to learn more about earning your college degree, this event is the perfect place for you to begin and have any questions answered.

To learn more about this event or if you have any questions about Penn Highlands Somerset, please contact us at 814.443.2500, 1.888.385.PEAK, or somerset@pennhighlands.edu.

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting a college-wide open house in March on Thursday, March 23rd. The open house will begin at 6pm at each of our five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

Individuals that attend will learn about Penn Highlands and its opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options, and options for continuing education. Information on student life, including clubs and activities, and financial assistance will also be presented by College representatives. As an added bonus, prospective students will be eligible to win a 2017/2018 tuition voucher, good for a $250 discount, if they complete a survey while in attendance.

The agenda for our fall open house is as follows:

  • 6 – 6:10pm: Welcome & Registration
  • 6:10 – 6:40pm: Meet the Faculty
  • 6:40 – 7:05pm: Financing College
  • 7:05 – 7:30pm: Admissions & the Student Experience (with Current Students)

Penn Highlands has been serving community members with quality and affordable academic options for over 20 years. To learn more, stop by our open house at one of our facilities:

For additional information, contact any of the College’s locations directly or call us toll-free at 1.888.385.PEAK. You can also find Pennsylvania Highlands online at http://www.pennhighlands.edu.

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College Logo - Somerset (Square)The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center will be hosting a free workshop this upcoming Wednesday, October 5th, for business professionals and companies looking to enter new markets and wanting to improve customer satisfaction. This workshop, entitled Brain-Based Customer Service and Sales, will take place from 9 to 10:30am (with registration and refreshments at 8am) in the Community Room of Founder’s Hall, at 6022 Glades Pike, Somerset.

This workshop, led by John Moore of Moore Power Sales Vision, will dive into the science that reveals how the brain makes decisions, and will highlight how many customer relations and sales strategies are not aligned with the brain. It will help individuals discover how the brain decides what to buy and from whom, and participants will gain an understanding of what it takes to connect with a customer to address individual, ongoing needs and expectations.

As an added bonus, there will be a special presentation before the workshop from 8:30 to 9am on the WEDnetPA State Funding Program. This portion will cover the basics of funding to train employees on a wide range of topics and eligibility criteria.

For additional information or to register for this free workshop, please contact Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Workforce Development and Continuing Education at 814.262.3815 or continuinged@pennhighlands.edu.

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting a college-wide open house in October on Thursday, October 20th. The open house will begin at 6pm at each of our five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

Individuals that attend will learn about Penn Highlands and its opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options, and options for continuing education. Information on student life, including clubs and activities, and financial assistance will also be presented by College representatives. As an added bonus, prospective students will be eligible to win a 2017/2018 tuition voucher, good for a $250 discount, if they complete a survey while in attendance.

The agenda for our fall open house is as follows:

  • 6 – 6:10pm: Welcome & Registration
  • 6:10 – 6:40pm: Meet the Faculty
  • 6:40 – 7:05pm: Financing College
  • 7:05 – 7:30pm: Admissions & the Student Experience (with Current Students)

Penn Highlands has been serving community members with quality and affordable academic options for over 20 years. To learn more, stop by our open house at one of our facilities:

For additional information, contact any of the College’s locations directly or call us toll-free at 1.888.385.PEAK.

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With the fall semester underway and the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center thriving in its new home at the recently renamed Somerset County Education Center, local and state officials joined with College officials to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of Wednesday, September 7th. These officials took a moment to honor this new chapter in the story of Penn Highlands Community College and Somerset County.

Those in attendance include: Brenda Thomas, representative for Senator Pat Stefano; Somerset County Commissioners John Vatavuk, James Yoder and Gerald Walker; Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands Community College; Adam Bowser, Director of the Somerset Center; Ron Aldom, Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; and Jose Otero, representative for Congressman Keith Rothfus.

The Penn Highlands Somerset facility, at 6024 Glades Pike in Somerset, houses two classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab, a testing room, a faculty work room, and a staff suite. This will allow Penn Highlands Somerset to offer degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology, and Technology Management.

For information on the new facility or to enroll, contact the Somerset Center at 814.443.2500 or somerset@pennhighlands.edu.

Ribbon Cutting Somerset

Photo of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Pictured (from left to right): Brenda Thomas, representative for Senator Pat Stefano; Somerset County Commissioners John Vatavuk, James Yoder and Gerald Walker; Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands Community College; Adam Bowser, Director of the Somerset Center; Ron Aldom, Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; and Jose Otero, representative for Congressman Keith Rothfus.

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College Logo - Somerset (Square)The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center has called the Georgian Place home since January of 2012. In recent years, the College has seen significant growth and, as a result, was in need of a new facility with additional space to expand its course offerings to those in Somerset and the surrounding communities.

This fall, Penn Highlands Somerset will be holding its classes in the newly renamed Somerset County Education Center at 6024 Glades Pike in Somerset. This facility was formerly known as the Allegany College of Maryland Somerset County Campus before it became open to any institution of higher learning.

Penn Highlands Somerset will house two classrooms (with one designed for distance instruction and learning), a computer lab, a science lab, a testing room, a faculty work room, and a staff suite. This will allow the College to offer degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology, and Technology Management. With the College’s move into this location, the community will begin to see program expansion and more academic paths to choose from in the coming months.

“The importance of providing additional opportunities to the Somerset area has been an ongoing discussion within Penn Highlands. This move was only natural and serves to provide extensive educational options to local residents,” stated Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

The Fall 2016 semester at Penn Highlands Somerset will begin on Monday August 29th. There is still time for those interested to enroll for classes. For information on the new facility or to enroll, contact the Somerset Center at 814.443.2500 or somerset@pennhighlands.edu.

The College's new Somerset facility located at 6024 Glades Pike in Somerset.

The College’s new Somerset facility located at 6024 Glades Pike in Somerset.

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