ACM Launches P-TECH Pennsylvania through Somerset Education Site

Kristin Kehrwald 301-784-5152


P-TECH Pennsylvania start here, grow here

Hosts March 11 Virtual Information Sessions 

SOMERSET, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2021) – Allegany College of Maryland is proud to announce the debut of its P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) Pennsylvania initiative for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in computers and technology. 
Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, qualified eleventh and twelfth-graders will have the opportunity to take technology courses online at their own pace, or enroll in a two-year, 31-credit certificate in Cybersecurity through the ACM Somerset Education Site. Early College students who live in Somerset County will receive a fifty percent discount in their lowest tuition rate. All classes, including video conferences and labs, are offered online. The program requires a high speed internet connection. 
To encourage participation, the ACM Somerset Education Site will host virtual information sessions at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 11. Pre-registration required. Details and registration information for Zoom sessions is available at
The program is designed to be flexible. Students may elect to take a few courses or complete the entire cyber certificate program as part of a two-year sequence, depending on their level of commitment.
P-TECH Pennsylvania’s 31-credit Cybersecurity certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in cybersecurity, information assurance or network security and administration. Courses include, among others, Business Administration, Computer Literacy, Digital Forensics, Cyber Law, Operating Systems and Cisco Networking. Upon certificate completion, students will be prepared to sit for their Cisco and CompTIA industry certification exams. 
P-TECH Pennsylvania program students are encouraged to continue their studies at ACM after graduating from high school. Courses offered through the program can be applied towards an associate of applied science degree in Computer Technology – Area of Concentration in Cybersecurity or a different area of concentration within ACM’s Computer Technology program.
For additional information, students are encouraged to contact ACM College and Career Coach Tiffany Boone by calling at 814-445-9848 or emailing  They may also reach out to their guidance counselor or visit ACM’s website at

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