School of Engineering Technologies

Explore the vast world of technological sciences and engineering with hands-on experiences.

When opportunity knocks, you answer.

Technology is redefining our future. That’s why we design our programs to meet industry demands now, and down the road. Through programs like automation engineering, aviation, and plastics, our students are mastering diverse technical skills that have the power to transform tomorrow.

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Applied Technology Studies

Push your passion one step further with a bachelor's degree in Applied Technology Studies.

Apprenticeship Technology

Earn credits from your apprenticeship experience and apply them to a career-boosting degree.

Architecture & Sustainable Design

Make a lasting impact designing all kinds of spaces with industry-leading software including AutoCAD, Revit, Trimble Sketchup, and Adobe Photoshop.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Hone the technical skills you need to be a part of a rapidly growing career field.

Automotive

Hone the technical skills you need to be a part of a rapidly growing career field.

Aviation

With three degree options to choose from, access to specialized learning labs, and expert faculty leading the way, Penn College is the place to set your future in motion.

Building Automation Engineering

Learn how to centrally manage building systems and automatically control features like room temperature, elevators, and security systems. 

Building Construction

Whether you’re drawn to the technology behind residential construction or have an interest in rising to management, there’s an opportunity waiting for you.

Civil Engineering

From community parks to high-traffic bridges, you'll play a vital role in creating and maintaining the infrastructure where we live, work, and play.

Collision Repair & Restoration

Whether you enjoy working with modern cars and trucks or prefer vintage vehicles, our programs lend the theory and specialized training to fuel your future.

Construction Management

Take the lead in the boardroom and on the job site, running all types of construction projects from small to large.

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

Dive into power-packed programs with specialized training that employers want most.

Electrical

Learn all the ins and outs of electrical and automated systems, training in specialized labs using equipment just like the pros.

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Choose from a host of interconnected, yet diverse majors, ranging from automation and computer engineering to electronics and robotics.

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

Spark ideas that improve processes and impact outcomes.

Forestry

In the classroom and in the field, forest technology students are preparing for their futures from day one.

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Begin with an associate degree that focuses on technical know-how and continue on for your bachelor’s, which pairs technical aspects with design, engineering, and business skills.

Heavy Equipment Operations

Take the driver’s seat in this comprehensive program. Train to become a heavy equipment operator and you'll dig into everything from tools, hardware, and safety to site engineering and layout.

Information Technology

Take the lead in a thriving career field that connects us all. 

Landscape/Plant Production

Pursue a career in landscape/plant production at Penn College and you’ll be at home in our living labs, cultivating real-world experience and nurturing the in-demand skills to thrive.

Non-Destructive Testing

NDT verifies the quality of welding ultimately leading to safer and more reliable products. Learn more about programs offered in this vital and growing field.

Polymer Engineering

Dive into extensive hands-on training with industrial-scale processing equipment in one of our two ABET-accredited plastics programs.

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Perfect your skills in our expanded 55,000-square-foot lab.

Minors & Immersions

Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.
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Faculty & Staff

Leading with skill and passion

When you study at Penn College, your instructors will do more than know your name. They'll get to know you. Experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your success, Penn College faculty are here to support your academic journey.

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School of Engineering Technologies News
06.20.2024

Diesel drag truck ready for East Coast Truck Nationals

It may be summer, but Penn College’s Diesel Performance Club and its 1959 B-61 Model Mack drag truck (nicknamed “Accelerated Learning”) are not taking any time off. They’re geared up for the East Coast Truck Nationals, set for this Saturday, June 22, at Numidia Dragway in Columbia County.

06.20.2024

Penn College receives federal grant to aid polymer workforce

The National Science Foundation has recognized Pennsylvania College of Technology’s commitment to the plastics/polymer workforce by awarding a $594,574 Advanced Technological Education grant. The Practical Polymers for Students and Industry grant (award No. 2400810) will facilitate the redesign of the college’s polymer technology curriculum and support enhanced recruitment activities aimed at high school students, secondary teachers and incumbent workers.

06.17.2024

National welding talent pool in spotlight in college labs

Penn College hosted some of the best young welders in the nation last week. The college’s 55,000-square-foot welding facility served as the home for two national competitions, conducted by Project MFG, a skilled-trades advocacy group. A mix of high school and trade school students from throughout the country competed in the National Welding League Championship and the Maritime National Championship, both offering prizes that included $10,000 for first place.

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See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Dean's Message

“Our faculty, possessing both industry experience in their disciplines as well as the appropriate academic credentials, work tirelessly to balance theory with hands-on application."

Bradley M. Webb, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering Technologies

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Skilled Technicians Wanted

Combating the Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing

More than 4 million jobs in advanced manufacturing are expected to open in the next 10 years. Due to retirements and a lack of new workers entering the field, industry experts believe 2 million of these jobs will go unfilled. Penn College was awarded $685,297 from the National Science Foundation: Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program to help lessen this growing talent gap in the advanced manufacturing industry. Please click the links below to learn what Penn College is doing to help bolster America’s workforce!

Aviation Workforce Success Project (AWSP)

Our nation faces critical projected shortages of skilled aviation maintenance professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster than average job growth for aircraft technicians of five percent from 2019 to 2029.* The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) estimates a need for more than 10,000 mechanics annually to meet national market demand.** Penn College was awarded an Aviation Workforce Development Grant of $214,500 from the FAA to help bolster the numbers of individuals entering these rewarding careers.

A Collaborative Approach to Expanding Nondestructive Testing Education within a Welding Program

This project aims to address the growing unmet need for skilled technicians in nondestructive testing. Nondestructive testing is used to test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using technologies such as ultrasound and X-ray analysis. Nondestructive testing technicians help U.S. vessel, vehicle, pipeline, and infrastructure industries meet quality and safety assurance requirements, thus preventing injury or loss of life. The shortage of workers in nondestructive testing results from both high industry demand and a shortage of training programs.

Pre-College Programs

Summer is a time for exploring

We get it. Committing to a career path is a big decision. Pre-College Programs are the perfect introduction to hands-on education. Join us for a program this summer and see what Penn College is all about.

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Engineering

Explore engineering concepts and careers such as robotics and electronics, plastics and polymer engineering, machining, and welding.

Students Entering Grades 10-12

Thingamajig Fabricators

Experience the marvels of modern manufacturing. Learn how everyday objects are designed and fabricated. 

Students Entering Grades 9-12