Automated Manufacturing Technology

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

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.  

Next steps...

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


Overall Placement


Million Jobs Expected to Open in the Next 10 Years


Hours of Hands-On Experience


  • 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.

  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
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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!

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Undergraduate Open House

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Industry Partners

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.

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Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Penn College’s Baja team proves to be ‘dynamic’

Penn College’s Baja team proves to be ‘dynamic’

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.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Baja SAE

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

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

Dedication celebrates college’s additive manufacturing center

Pennsylvania College of Technology formally dedicated the Jean McMahon Soars Center for Additive Manufacturing July 3 in the College Avenue Labs facility on main campus. The Soars family has supported Penn College and the Penn College Foundation in a multitude of ways over the years, including scholarships, summer learning experiences for middle school students via the My Tomorrow camp and more.


Spring flashback: Northern Ireland visitors are a highlight

Before diving into summer, Penn College News takes a look back at a spring semester highlight: the two-week visit by our new friends from Northern Ireland's North West Regional College. The contingent of 12 students and two faculty members visited Penn College early last month. Half of the group is studying cybersecurity at NWRC, with the others focused on engineering.


Penn College Baja SAE team poised for success

Throughout its 19-year history, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s team has crisscrossed the country to compete at Baja SAE. This year, they only must travel a dozen miles from campus to test their skills, a reality that should aid last-minute preparations for the international event. Penn College is hosting Baja SAE for the first time, May 16-19, at its Heavy Equipment Operations Site in Brady Township.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

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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More Information

Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

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It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. This will minimize the time spent waiting in line to obtain or return the basic tools to the room. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area. Students must supply their own locks. Lockers must be cleaned and locks removed at the end of the spring semester or College personnel will remove and discard the items.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining Required Tools


Do not wear loose fitting clothing that may get caught in a machine; short sleeves or tightly rolled up sleeves are recommended. Long hair should be pulled back and securely fastened. Shop aprons should be worn to reduce the wear and tear on clothing. Safety glasses and safety shoes should be worn during time spent in laboratory area.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

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.

  • Mr. Keith Blair, '86, Manufacturing Engineer, L-3 Communications
  • Mr. Richard C Bloom, Principal Process Development Engineer, First Quality Products, Inc.
  • Mr. Walter Boguslaw, Manufacturing Engineer, Harold Beck & Sons
  • Mr. Michael Brown, '89, '96, Manufacturing Engineer, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Mr. Anthony Cicero, Regional Manager, TRAK Machine Tools
  • Mr. Bryan E Harlacker, '00, Process Engineer IV, Jabil Healthcare
  • Mr. Kenneth F Healy, '90, '01, Executive Vice President & Director of Engineering, PMF Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Robert Lazzari, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Johnson Controls Navy Systems
  • Mr. Zach Mazur, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Busch Manufacturing
  • Mr. Glenn Poirier, VP Sales & Marketing, MetalKraft Industries
  • Mr. Gary Slawik, Manager, Bihler of America
  • Mr. Chris Washinger, '92, Sales and Applications Engineer, Iscar Metals Inc.
  • Mr. Adam J White, '92, Senior Applications Engineer, Hardinge Inc.
  • Mr. Alex Witter, Director of Engineering, Keystone Friction Hinge
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