Sure, you’ll dig into textbooks and engage in lecture-based learning. But the real magic happens in the labs. After testing and measuring, seeing and believing, it’s amazing how quickly complex concepts come into focus.
Our Academic Approach
A Standout Skillset
Just because you’re getting fully immersed in your field, that doesn’t mean we’re skimping on big-picture essentials. Wildcats are known problem solvers. Highly talented, imaginative, hardworking critical thinkers are not easy to find. Ask employers. Bring the technical know-how and an eye for innovation and you’ll be first in line for your choice of job opportunities.
Learn how to approach a problem from every angle and offer thoughtful solutions.
Enjoy asking questions to arrive at the best possible outcome.
Lay the foundation to become a successful communicator.
Everything from the courses you take to the labs where you’ll explore your next big idea were designed around industry input. Thanks to valuable partnerships with experts in the field, you’ll learn the precise skills, techniques, and details that employers need most. That’s great for them and even better for you.
To be the best, you need to learn from the best.
Here, you’ll train with experts in your field. Dream of becoming a master brewer? You’ll perfect your craft with the help of one. A licensed paramedic? You’ll learn from a professional with 15+ years of experience. There’s no substitute for the insight that comes from real-world know-how.
Innovation & STEM
At Penn College, each program is expertly created and purposeful. STEM concepts are ingrained in the way we imagine courses, design labs, and build curriculums. STEM is the future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates nearly 80,000 new STEM jobs by 2029 and lists the median annual wage for STEM careers as $86,980 compared to $38,160 for all other jobs.
Support for Success
The wide safety net of support you'll enjoy at Penn College is designed to help you thrive academically and personally.
Prospective students are paired with a personal admissions counselor who will guide you through the admissions process.
First-year and transfer students get one-on-one advice, motivation, and support from a trained adviser in our LEAP (Learning, Evolving, Adapting, Preparing) Center.
Lean on the expertise of an academic adviser to ensure you keep pace with the expectations of your major.
Center for Career Design
Wildcats have lifetime access to a full-service career hub with everything from resume and interview prep to the alumni mentorship program.
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