About this program

Smart manufacturing practices are on the rise. And the demand for skilled machinists is higher than ever. At Penn College, you’ll train within an industry-driven curriculum. Master CNC operations, programming, and setup. Practice precision measurement. And explore blueprint reading. In less than one year of full-time study, you’ll hone a well-rounded skillset that’ll prepare you to take the lead in one of the most rapidly growing career fields.

Next steps...

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

Seamless Certificate-to-Associate Degree Pathway

4.6

Million Jobs Expected to Open in the Next 10 years

Extensive Hands-On Experience

Careers

  • Machinist
  • CNC Machinist
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Setup and Operator 
  • CNC Swiss Machine Setup Technician

 

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.

  • Mill Applications (MTT128)
  • Lathe Applications (MTT129)
  • Introduction to CAD/CAM (CIM102)
  • CNC Machining and Programming I (CIM104)
  • CNC Machining and Programming II (CIM124)
  • CAD/CAM (CIM220)
  • Quality Control with GD&T (MTT131)

​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.

  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH124) or
  • Career Mathematics (MTH011)
  • English Composition I (ENL111) or
  • Communications (ENL010)
Facilities

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!

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.

Mar 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 89:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 99:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 91:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 10

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 109:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 10

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 101:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 11

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, March 1112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 11

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, March 111:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, March 1212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 159:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 169:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 17

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 179:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 17

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 171:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, March 1812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, March 181:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, March 1912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, March 1912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 229:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 239:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 24

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 249:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 24

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 241:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, March 2512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, March 251:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, March 2612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, March 2612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 299:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, March 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 309:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, March 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 319:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, March 311:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 1

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 1

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 11:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, April 59:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, April 51:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 69:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 61:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, April 79:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, April 71:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 89:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, April 129:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, April 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 139:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 1312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 131:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, April 149:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, April 141:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 159:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 1512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, April 199:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 209:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 2012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, April 219:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 229:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 2212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Monday, April 269:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 279:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Tuesday, April 2712:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Wednesday, April 289:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 299:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Thursday, April 2912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Friday, April 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Tools

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

Uniform

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. Walter Boguslaw, Manufacturing Engineer, Harold Beck & Sons
  • Mr. Michael Brown, '89, '96, Manufacturing Engineer, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Mr. Michael A Fitzgerald, President/CEO, Acero Precision & Altus Spine
  • Mr. Kenneth F Healy, '90, '01, Executive Vice President & Director of Engineering, PMF Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Zach Mazur, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Busch Manufacturing
  • Mr. Glenn Poirier, VP Sales & Marketing, MetalKraft Industries
  • Mr. Chris Washinger, Sales and Applications Engineer, Iscar Metals Inc.
  • Mr. Adam J White, Senior Applications Engineer, Hardinge Inc.
  • Mr. Alex Witter, Director of Engineering, Keystone Friction Hinge