Innovation Leadership

Competency Credential
innovation students

About this program

With a competency credential in in Innovation Leadership, you’ll harness a proven system for idea generation. The need for innovation transcends industry and has the power to infuse new energy into old ways of doing things. This competency credential offers the core courses in the innovation leadership sequence and provides the theory, concepts, and hands-on activities that foster and develop the skills and abilities that support the creative process. And the best part - the work to achieve your Black Belt is embedded within the final course. 

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

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Only College in PA to Offer Innovation Engineering Black Belt Credential

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Innovation Engineering Black Belt Holders Run 24X More Projects

Careers

Become a changer leader in your industry with skills to:

  • Lead product/process development teams
  • Prototype models quickly and inexpensively
  • Apply the patent process to new ideas
  • Communicate about the innovation process and results
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Principles of Innovation (INV201)
  • Advanced Innovation I (INV350)
  • Advanced Innovation II (INV450)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

    ​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

      Facilities

      Woodlands Bank Innovation Lab

      Collaborate with classmates across all majors in our technology centric innovation lab where creative ideas run free.

      Student Experience

      “Innovation is a new way of thinking. It really took me out of my original thinking box. It threw the box away and made me think in completely different way.”

      Stevie Petrison

      Tour Schedule

      Seeing is believing.

      Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

      Apr 19

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Monday, April 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 20

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Tuesday, April 201:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 21

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Wednesday, April 211:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 22

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Thursday, April 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 23

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Friday, April 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 24

      Spring Visit Day - Accounting & Business Administration

      Saturday, April 249:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 26

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Monday, April 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 27

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Tuesday, April 271:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 28

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Wednesday, April 281:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 29

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Thursday, April 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 30

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

      Friday, April 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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      Contact

      Admissions Office

      If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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      Industry Partners

      Work with experts to become an expert

      Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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      Student Life

      Lead and put your skills to the test

      Penn College Business Club

      Network with business leaders and work with like-minded students as you explore the business profession. 

      Student Organizations at Penn College

      Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

      News
      05.30.2019

      Innovation Lab named for corporate partner, alumna

      A collaborative learning lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology will bear the name of a financial institution that partners ...

      12.18.2018

      Papers to be published in Journal of Business Leadership

      Two papers presented by Pennsylvania College of Technology employees at the annual conference of the Applied Business and ...

      10.08.2018

      Insightful alum urges students to stoke passions, make connections

      Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus Keith L. Jeffcoat recently returned to his roots to share advice and industry ...

      More Information

      • A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
      • Non-traditional credit such as credit-by-exam, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential. Two thirds of the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
      • Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course to merit the credential.

      Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

      Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

      • Mr. Chris W Frantz, '05, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
      • Ms. Alexandra M Lehman, '18, Leadership Lycoming & Special Events Coordinator, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
      • Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
      • Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
      • Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
      • Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
      • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
      • Mr. John Yogodzinski, III, '07, Executive Director/Board President, Arthaus Projects