Featuring a new, student-designed continuously variable transmission, the college’s single-seat, off-road vehicle finished eighth out of 96 cars in the endurance race at Baja SAE Tennessee Tech.
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.
- CNC Machinist
- CNC Operator
- CNC Setup and Operator
- CNC Swiss Machine Setup Technician
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.
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.
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
Saturday, February 24 8:30 AM - 3 PM
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.
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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