HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College is an approved provider of both credit and non-credit community education courses for Act 48 certification. ACT 48 credits are awarded for completion of any coursework that is related to the educator's discipline and can enhance teaching in the classroom.
Which HACC courses qualify for Act 48 credit?
All of HACC's credit courses (100 and 200 level) are approved by the PDE for Act 48.
Certain non-credit courses are approved by the PDE for Act 48 credit.
Can I audit a credit course?
Credit courses must be taken for a grade, not audited.
How many hours are earned for a credit course?
One 3 credit course = 90 hours.
How many hours are required by Act 48?
180 hours are required by the PDE in a specified 5 year time frame.
How do I know which course to take?
Teachers should select courses that will enhance them as an educator. Computer Information Systems 105 and Computer Information Systems 109 are good choices if you want to update your computer skills. Education, language, social science and art courses are also good choices. If you are undecided about your credit or non-credit course selection, please contact any HACC counselor.
Is there anything I shouldn't take?
Don't repeat a course at HACC that you took as an undergraduate.
When do I report what I've completed to PDE?
In general, completed course work at HACC is reported to the PDE in
How do I report Act 48 hours to PDE?
In order to have your course work submitted, teachers need to contact the Curriculum and Assessment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need your Professional Personal ID available from the PDE website (PDE not using SS#). Our ooffice will submit course work to PDE for teachers taking courses at all HACC campuses.
Can I complete HACC admissions and enrollment online?
If you have any questions about online admission to the college or enrolling for classes online, please contact us and we will gladly have an admissions recruiter walk you through the process.