SUN Area Technical Institute

Students may attend the SUN Area Technical Institute their senior year in high school. For more information, visit the SUN Tech website.

SUN Area Technical Institute Open House

SUN Area Technical Institute will hold their annual Open House on October 3rd, 2018, from 9 am-8 pm. All students and parents are invited to attend this event and see what SUN has to offer.

Each of our 18 programs will exhibit live work demonstrations. Local employers and several colleges will be present to discuss future plans with students as well. Students attending are eligible for door prizes.

Refreshments will be served in the Cafeteria and the student run Hide Away Cafe will be open for a buffet meal from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm and from 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm at a modest cost. We invite everyone to attend and learn a little bit more about SUN Tech!

Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available starting January, 2019.

Gr. 11- SUN Tech Presentation and Visit

A presentation will be given to juniors to hear about the various programs offered at the SUN Tech school. Students will have the opportunity to visit the SUN Tech school on where they will spend the day learning about three programs of interest.

SUN Tech Enrollment Forms

SUN Tech Enrollment Forms for the 2019-20 school year will be available in the guidance office starting January 2019. Please complete the form and return it to the guidance office as soon as possible if you are interested in attending the SUN Tech school. For more information about SUN Tech, go to the SUN Tech link on the guidance webpage or go to: www.sun-tech.org.

Program Offerings

Building Trades Cluster:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Masonry
  • HVAC & Plumbing Technology

Communications Cluster:

  • Advertising Art & Design

Health & Services Cluster:

  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Health Technology
  • Food Service
  • Health Sciences
  • Criminal Justice

Manufacturing Cluster:

  • Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing
  • Advanced Precision Machining
  • Drafting CAD Technology
  • Welding

Transportation Cluster:

  • Auto Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Diesel & Truck Technology

Technical Cluster:

  • Computer and Networking Technology
  • Electronics Technology

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education Program is a combined effort of SUN Tech and business/industry for training and offers opportunities for students to become directly involved with employers prior to graduation. The primary goal of the program is to introduce the student learner to the world of work via actual experience on the job. Cooperative Education is for the higher achieving student (95% attendance rate and 80%+ program grade) that wants to combine real work experience with high quality education, simultaneously. This possibility exists in the 3rd and more importantly 4th marking periods of the year. Career assistance exists for our students upon graduation as well.

PC NOW Dual Enrollment

The following nine programs offer PC NOW Dual Enrollment opportunities through the Pennsylvania College of Technology to students at SUN Tech: Advanced Precision Machining, Electronics Technology, Carpentry, Collision Repair Technology, Computer & Networking Technology, Diesel and Truck Technology, Drafting CAD Technology, HVAC, Welding Technology. PC NOW credits cost the student $50.00 per credit with no registration fee. Students must first qualify by passing a placement exam.

College in the Tech School

The following two programs offer College in the Tech School Dual Enrollment opportunities through the Harrisburg Area Community College: Health Professions and Related Services and Dental Health Technology. College in the Tech School Dual Enrollment credits cost $30.00 per credit with a $35.00 registration fee. Students must first qualify by passing a placement exam.

PC NOW and College in the Tech School credits are transcript credits and transferable to other post-secondary institutions.


Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) Credits- SOAR is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Program that eases student's path from high school to college into high demand occupations by allowing them to earn college credits while still in high school. Learn more at: http://www.collegetransfer.net/.