Apprenticeship Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Apprenticeship Technology

About this program

If you're enrolled in, or have completed a registered apprenticeship program, you’re one step closer to earning your associate’s in Apprenticeship Technology. With this flexible and expedited pathway, you can apply credits from your apprenticeship, graduate after just two semesters of coursework, and pave the way for advancement in your field. You can do it on campus or 100% online. So, there’s no pressure to choose between continuing your education and working full-time.

The best part? You'll already have 39 credits, which is equivalent to $22,893* in tuition savings!

Special Admission Requirement
This program is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in, or have completed, a registered apprenticeship (from any U.S. state or the U.S. Department of Labor) with at least 1.5 years (3,000 hours) of on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of classroom instruction.

*Based on 2021-22 tuition.

Next steps...

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

Designed for Working Professionals

Flexible Curriculum

Part-time & Full-time Options

Online students receive the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency.


  • This major prepares graduates for advanced positions in their respective technical/professional areas.

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.

  • Registered Apprenticeship Credential (BAT295)
  • Apprenticeship Technology Capstone (BAT296)

​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.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP) or
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)

​​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.

  • Math Elective (MTH123 or Higher) (MNA)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201) or
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
Tomorrow is in the Making

This program allows apprentices to build on their technical prowess (achieved with the employer) by supplementing it with Penn College’s Core Curriculum, creating additional skilled graduates ready for today’s, and the future’s, technical problems.

Bradley M. Webb, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering Technologies

What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an Apprenticeship?

Interested in learning more about registered apprenticeships? Look no further. Penn College is approved by the US Department of Labor and the PA Department of Labor & Industry as a sponsor of apprenticeship programs. 

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Penn College News

College attains federal ‘Registered Apprenticeship’ status

Pennsylvania College of Technology has been recognized as a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsor. The college’s advanced manufacturing apprenticeships are already registered through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry; the federal designation provides an additional and elevated status. Apprenticeships help companies train existing workers to fill skills gaps and are a powerful tool for growing the American economy.


President Reed joins workforce education panel at STEAM Academy

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier on Tuesday toured Indiana County's River Valley STEAM Academy, a workforce development education model that partners with Pennsylvania College of Technology, among others, to prepare students for in-demand careers, including cybersecurity, electrical occupations, and sports medicine and rehabilitative therapy.


Penn College receives $314,440 PAsmart grant

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded Pennsylvania College of Technology a PAsmart Advancing Computer Science and STEM Education Grant.

Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle


  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling—take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family


  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs


  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Zoom software promotes live classroom interaction
  • No required campus visits
More Information

This program is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in, or have completed, a Registered Apprenticeship (from any U.S. state or the U.S. Department of Labor) with at least 1.5 years (3,000 hours) of on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of classroom instruction.

Individuals who have completed a Registered Apprenticeship program should submit their nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship. Individuals currently engaged in a Registered Apprenticeship should submit a fully executed copy of their Apprenticeship Agreement Form.

Given the 39 credits awarded for the completion of a qualifying Registered Apprenticeship program, this degree program will not accept additional transfer coursework.

View general transfer information

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 for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Program supplies and books are available for purchase through The College Store.

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    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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