Learn how attending SUN Area Technical Institute can help you pay for college by earning credits and advanced placement at the college or university of your choice.

At SUN Area Technical Institute we understand that more education equals more opportunities for success, and we're all about seeing our students succeed!

We work with government and institutions higher education to help our students earn college credit at SUN Tech through programs like SOAR and Penn College Dual Enrollment. You can learn more about all of these programs below.

SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready)

SOAR : Students Occupationally and Academically ReadySOAR is a Pennsylvania Department of Education program that eases a student's path from high school to college and from college into a high-demand occupation by allowing them to earn college credit while still in high school. Many of SUN Tech's day-time classes are SOAR-approved programs of study.

What does that mean for you? It means an education at SUN Tech won't just prepare you for employment: it will put you ahead of the curve both academically and financially if you choose to pursue a degree at a college or university. A year at SUN Tech can transfer directly into college credits and advanced placement which can save you thousands of dollars in college tuition and minimize the time it takes you to earn a degree. Learn how your SUN Tech credits transfer to college.

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Penn College Dual Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Technology and SUN Area Technical Institute have a long and proud tradition of working together to train train the highly skilled workers of tomorrow. Through the Penn College Dual Enrollment program students in Collision Repair, Carpentry, Computer Networking Technology, Health, Math, Welding, and more can earn credits at Pennsylvania College of Technology through their studies at SUN Tech.

Students in the Auto Technology and Diesel & Truck Technology programs can earn credits through direct articulation agreements.

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