Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Penn College Association for Computing Machinery is a student chapter of the international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.
ACM strives to serve its members and the college community by providing the latest information relevant to the ever-updating industry. In addition to providing information, ACM encourages and facilitates the gathering of individuals with interests in all aspects of technology through weekly meetings and the popular bi-weekly LAN parties.
Gamers' Guild is a club devoted to the continued enjoyment of classic games ranging from pen and paper RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons to classic console games, such as Nintendo and other major game producers. GG also enjoys and promotes trading card games such as Magic the Gathering, tabletop stratagem games such as Warhammer, and board games such as Risk. The group has recently opened up their doors to live play games, including Nerf.
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.
Association of Professional Programmers (APP)
Association of Professional Programmers is a club of programming students who get together to discuss current and new technologies and techniques related to computer programming. The purpose of the club is to practice computer programming using a variety of modern concepts, techniques, and languages to expand members overall knowledge of computer programming and software development. Also to provide an environment that supports the opportunity to connect with people who share a common interest, while helping the community.
Information Security Association
The Information Security Association (ISA) is a security club that encompasses all IT majors. It stretches the importance of security through networking, programming, security, and even average computer users. ISA seeks to extend topics learned in the classroom by using modern concepts, techniques, skills, and tools for computing information assurance and security practice while promoting knowledge of members involved, their education, and continued professional development. ISA participates in competitions, attends conferences, and holds study groups for industry certifications.