Pennsylvania College of Technology

Your Place in Our History

In 1914, the Williamsport High School began offering courses in woodworking and machining to students – becoming the first school in Pennsylvania to offer an industrial arts program. The demand for these courses in the bustling lumber town grew rapidly. Soon adult and post-secondary classes were offered, beginning Penn College’s tradition of offering cutting edge training and hands-on learning in what is now more than 100 different careers. 2014 marks the end of Penn College’s first century. To celebrate this, the first parent newsletter of 2014 examines where we’ve been, where we are, and how to prepare for our next 100 years.

Remembering our past

From a few small classrooms in a local high school, to a campus just shy of 1,000 acres with cutting edge technology, Penn College's humble beginnings remind us of the importance of hard work and the need for skilled workers.

Penn College today

 In our 100th year, Penn College continues to offer innovative programs that help our students. Learn more about the things your student should be taking advantage of to make their Penn College experience the best it can be.

Looking towards the future

Examining our past not only helps us reminisce, but it also helps us prepare for the future. Is your student ready for the next few months (let alone the next 100 years)?

Financial Aid News

Check out the Financial Aid News for Parents for important information about the following topics:

  • Completing the 2014-15 FAFSA
  • Federal Verification of the FAFSA
  • Pennsylvania Residents: PA State Grant News
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress

Student Organization Spotlight

Faith-Based Organizations
There are currently four faith-based organizations recognized by the Student Activities Office. Each group strives to provide opportunities for spiritual development and fellowship for students. United Campus Ministry hosts Faith Talks on Monday evenings. Campus Ministry International has a bible study each Tuesday evening. Cru hosts their weekly meeting and worship on Thursday evenings. The Harbor meets on Fridays for bible study and fellowship. Students can contact each of these groups at the email addresses below to get connected!

Parent Newsletter

Spring 2014, Issue 1

For everyday access to parent information, bookmark the Parents Web page

Important Dates


7 Deadline to petition for May Graduation
8 Residence Halls Close (10 a.m.)
Spring Break
(no classes, 3/9 - 3/15)
16 Residence Halls Reopen (10 a.m.)
18 Student-Adviser Pre-scheduling Meetings (3/18 - 28)
17 Career Fair (3/17 - 3/19)
29 Open House
31 Scheduling Week
(3/31 - 4/4)


15 Penn College's Priority FAFSA and Scholarship Deadline
16 Grad Finale
April Break
(no classes, 4/18 - 4/21)


5 Finals Week (5/5 - 5/10)
16 Commencement 
(5/16 & 5/17)

Wildcat Wishes Featured Care Package

Pizza & Wings - $20

Let the recipient of this great gift choose the best time to pick up a hot, fresh pizza and a dozen wings. Students receive two bottles of soda, two gift certificates (each redeemable for a large pizza with one topping), and a coupon for a dozen wings.

Order Pizza & Wings Package
See additional packages

The College Store at Penn College
- 570-327-4508

Information on Textbook Rentals

Last fall, some students failed to return rented textbooks by the deadline because they didn’t know they had rental textbooks. If you or your student are unsure if any of the textbooks were rented, please contact The College Store. Spring rental textbooks are due at the end of final exams in May. Fees for non-returned rental textbooks start at $25 plus the replacement value of the textbook.

Selling Back Textbooks

The College Store buys students' unwanted textbooks at any time of the year. However, used books have their highest value at the end of each semester (during final exams). Students can sell back any textbook, regardless of where it was purchased, and without a receipt.




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