Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
Student Organizations

SkillsUSA Champions at Work

The purpose of SkillsUSA, a National vocational student organization, is to compete in more than 80 competitions in a variety of fields. Students can compete in both the Precision Machining and Automated Manufacturing Technology competitions. Regular SkillsUSA activities include chapter meetings, state and national conferences, fund raising, and community and college service.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

The purpose of the SME student club is to provide students with the ability to see real world engineering and help students gain possible jobs after they complete their schooling. Regular SME activities include weekly meetings, S.A.E. Mini Baja competition, and company tours.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

The Penn College Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) student chapter meets with Ken Braney, the global SPE president. Provided by Taylor Kijak, Penn College student.The purpose of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is to form and maintain a professional link for students and leaders in the plastics industry. Other benefits include scholarships and career links. Regular Society of Plastics Engineers activities include weekly meetings, plant tours, guest speakers, national events, and conferences. SPE also sponsors and conducts recreational activities and trips.

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The Penn College IEEE Student Branch meets regularly to work on professional "soft" skills, projects and leadership.

American Welding Society (AWS)

The purpose of the AWS student chapter is to provide the students with the knowledge, experience and networking needed to begin a successful career. With active club participation students can learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry. AWS student chapter activities include weekly meetings, working in conjunction with the college Student Affairs and SGA to perform community services projects and college functions.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America-Penn College Student Chapter (ACCA-PCSC) was recognized by the Penn College Student Government Association as an official student chapter on January 6, 2003. Since our installment as an official Penn College student chapter, we have also been recognized as the first ever student chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America on February 13, 2003.

A main objective of the student chapter is education. The ACCA-PCAC has held, and is planning to hold more, education seminars concerning the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry that are free of charge and open to any Penn College community. Our mission is to uphold the integrity of ACCA and all its references, and to educate and inform student members of materials and methods new to the HVAC industry. Our members have participated in a Thanksgiving holiday food-drive that benefited the American Rescue Workers Chapter of Williamsport.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

This student chapter was established in 1991 and is under the sponsorship of the Harrisburg regional chapter and ASHRAE. Activities include community service projects, College service projects, field trips, and involvement in national ASHRAE meetings and activities including design competitions. For more information about the Penn College ASHRAE student chapter, contact Tom Ask.

Architectural Student Association (ASA)

ASA offers an excellent chance to go out with friends while enjoying fascinating architecture in the local area. ASA introduces opportunities for relationships that last a lifetime. ASA also allows for all members to become a part of a group that builds leadership skills and enhances character. Come join us, and be a part of an association that not only benefits you but helps others in the community.

ASA has previously participated in: Fall Fiesta, Homecoming events, Habitat for Humanity, Open House, and bringing in guest speakers. Various trips taken: Greenbuild, Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, Knoebels, Rickets Glenn, Penn State Main Campus and local construction sites of interest.

Construction Management Association (CMA)

The CMA club is for the Construction Management students of Penn College to interact with each other, and get more actively evolved in their community and school.

Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

The PCCA is the Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and is for students interested in the building construction trades. The club meets weekly to generate and coordinate among its members and the general public. The PCCA is an affiliate of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association (WBSBA) and the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA). The organization participates in national competitions such as the NAHB, held yearly, where they compete against other colleges for building industry awards.

Sigma Lambda Chi

Honor society for construction students

Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS)

The purpose of this club is to promote an enhanced extra-curricular working knowledge of the land surveying profession in Pennsylvania. The club encourages interest in the profession, broadens the experiences of the student members, promotes networking opportunities, and germinates professional relationships within the land surveying profession. The club holds weekly meetings and is involved with school tours, open house activities, and several community projects, as well as surveying projects and activities.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology, and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society...

On a local level the Pennsylvania College of Technology student chapter of ACM serves as the college's "computer club" as well as a common ground for all those who wish to supplement their education with topics prevalent in the world of computing technology today. We strive to serve the college community both in social and education aspects. Our goal is not only to give back to our members, but allow a medium for anyone with a slight interest in anything that may fall in our realm a chance to enjoy the exciting opportunities that today's technology offers. From the use of LINUX to gaming to programming to networking and more, we cover it all!

Gamers’ Guild

Members of the Gamers’ Guild are enthusiasts for various hobby games, including pencil and paper role-playing, collectible card games, and strategy games.  Meetings are held regularly to discuss various topics of interest to the hobby-gamer community, and to teach new members the way of the games. The Gamers’ Guild also hosts a variety of games throughout the semester.

US Green Building Council (USGBC) Students of Penn College

The USGBC Student Group seeks to promote sustainable building practices and raise awareness of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) through education, outreach and advocacy. Throughout the academic year USGBC Students will be heavily involved with the campus and community to show that sustainable practices can promote enriched learning environments and are beneficial to everyone.

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