Pennsylvania College of Technology
founded 1989

“They’ve got the 21st century relationship between education and business. The model of the 21st century school … is making sure that your curriculum prepares your students for jobs. They’ve been doing that for quite some time.”
Gov. Tom Ridge, 1998

As a special mission affiliate of Penn State, Penn College achieved its potential as the state’s premier technical college. Continuing in a tradition of excellence, it advanced to become a nationally ranked institution – among the top 10 public baccalaureate colleges in the north region, according to America’s Best Colleges, as well as one of the nation’s top 100 associate degree producers.

Penn College

Unique Bachelor of Science degree programs, introduced after the Penn State affiliation, provided new opportunities for students to build upon their technical background and advance into management and specialty positions. Regular, new additions to curriculum prepared students to find success in traditional and emerging career fields.

Today, Penn College is a thriving, modern residential campus offering a full collegiate experience, including intercollegiate athletics, Greek life, and a wide range of social and professional organizations.

The College also continues its commitment to workplace development, managing the state’s largest worker-training program as well as nationally and internationally-known industry resource centers, including the National Sustainable Structures Center, the Shale Training & Education Center, and the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center.

With a history of innovation and flexibility to meet emerging, real-world needs, the institution is positioned to celebrate its Centennial anniversary while aspiring to even greater levels of success. In 2012, Penn College announced a new vision to become a national leader in applied technology education.

WHS circa 1914
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Klump Academic Center, dedicated 1914
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WTI circa 1941
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Penn College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
founded 1989
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Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701


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