Celtics Earn College Dual Credit for Technology Courses


Mrs. Alice Hartel, Technology Teacher, oversees the work of Mary Ann Wilson ’17 (Joliet), while Luke Wennlund ’17 (Lockport) work diligently on his design project.

NEW LENOX (October 27, 2016) – Providence Catholic High School’s Technology Department is now offering five courses as Dual Credit with Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC). Students may earn up to 15 hours of college credit, which can be transferred to other colleges.

In addition to getting a head start on college credit, students gain confidence by taking college level courses from college approved instructors. The Providence Catholic Technology Department is committed to providing students with the computer skills needed for high school, college and beyond. Even freshmen have the opportunity to earn 3 hours of dual credit in the required Introduction to Technology course.

Parents are thrilled with this new option that enhances the meaning of a college preparatory curriculum. Parents of students taking dual credit courses said the following:

“We are extremely grateful for the opportunity for students to earn dual credit through Moraine Valley. This was a huge bonus to the PCHS curriculum.”

“Thank you for being so diligent in encouraging all students to take advantage of this wonderful program!”

“This is an incredible opportunity for students. I cannot believe our freshman son is already able to earn college credit! He loves his technology class and is learning so much.”


Mr. David Devine, Technology Teacher, shows Joshua Ramos ’19 (Plainfield) and Josephine Marron ’17 (Mokena) some helpful tips in his Graphic Design dual credit course.

Mr. David Devine, PCHS Technology teacher, first established contact with MVCC two years ago. “In addition to providing college credit, our program confirms that we have always had a college-level curriculum in the Technology Department,” said Devine.  He and fellow technology teacher Mrs. Alice Hartel have worked to complete the MVCC certification requirements and are now qualified college instructors. “I needed to adapt my course curriculum, but only slightly since it was already designed to provide students with the computer application skills they need for not only high school, but college and career as well,” stated Mrs. Hartel.

Mrs. Rosanne Grigoletti, Technology Department chairperson added, “Our goal is for every student to earn dual credit. Even if students plan to major in other academic fields, the credit hours may be applied to many general education requirements toward their college degree.”

For more information about our Technology courses and dual credit, visit the Providence Catholic website and search “dual credit”.


Jamie O’Brien
Director of Communications

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