Mother Nature hampered the quest of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Baja SAE team, but she couldn’t prevent a dynamic performance by the students at the Society of Automotive Engineers international competition in Pittsburg, Kansas. Penn College posted a school-best three top 10 finishes in dynamic events, besting the likes of Ohio State, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Oklahoma and Clemson in the process.
About this program
The majority of today’s consumer goods are mass produced thanks to the sophistication of automated manufacturing. Career opportunities in the field are growing at a tremendous rate. When you study Automated Manufacturing Technology at Penn College, you’ll take away a diverse skill set that will prepare you for a future in this up-and-coming field.
- CNC programmer
- Engineer trainee
- CAM specialist
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.
- Mill Applications (MTT128)
- Lathe Applications (MTT129)
- Introduction to CAD/CAM (CIM102)
- CNC Machining & Programming I (CIM104)
- CNC Machining & Programming II (CIM124)
- CAD/CAM (CIM220)
- Quality Control with GD&T (MTT131)
- Machine Tool Applications (MTT213)
- Fixture Design & Fabrication (MTT222)
- Advanced Multi-axis CNC Machining & Programming (CIM228)
- Electrical Discharge Machining (CIM205)
- Abrasive Machining & Heat Treatment (MTT216)
- Robotic Applications (CIM222)
- Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
- Material Handling/Fluid Power (CIM227)
- Lean Manufacturing & Quality Control (MET319)
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.
Meet Penn College Baja SAE
Two victories. Twelve top-ten finishes. One team united by a relentless can-do spirit. That's Baja SAE at Penn College. When you live and learn alongside a community of hands-on learners, designing and building an all-terrain car is second nature. And our team is always up for the challenge. Meet the crew and get a snapshot of the ethos that drives this team to victory.
Penn College Baja SAE Reigns Supreme
The Penn College Baja SAE team recently captured the coveted first-place finish. Twice. First in Tennessee and next in New York, the all-star team outperformed a strong field from around the world in the famed endurance event. Rugged terrain, changing elevation, and tight turns were no match for the team’s grit and their buggy’s durability. Meet the team. Hear their story. And re-live the victory that will fuel all future competitions.
Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center
Thanks to alumni Larry Ward's generous $1 million+ donation, the machining lab has undergone extensive renovations, including 50 new machines for the 14,299 square-foot lab. Check it out!
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.
Undergraduate Open House
Sunday, April 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Work with experts to become an expert
Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Your knowledge in practice
Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.
The community as their classroom
Follow your passion
Lead and put your skills to the test
Join other students, across various majors, and apply your skills to design a vehicle to compete in regular Baja SAE competitions.
Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions.
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.
Penn College News
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