Building Automation Engineering

Design, install, and troubleshoot automated systems.

Building automation is a part of our every day lives.

Building automation is used to centrally manage building systems and automatically control features like room temperature, elevators, and security systems. When you pursue your bachelor's in Building Automation Engineering Technology, you get to choose your area of specialization for the first two years by entering into one of the associate's degrees below. From there you'll focus on combining those skills with hands-on lab time, working on industry-standard equipment. And by the time you're ready to graduate, employers will be knocking on your door. 

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Building Automation Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Harness modern technology to power all types of building systems from AC to elevators.

Minors & Immersions

Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

Your Pathway into Building Automation

To enter into the building automation engineering technology major, you'll need to declare a dual degree in one of these associate-degree programs. 

Electric Power Generation Technology: Diesel Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Learn the technical skills to evaluate, test, and troubleshoot power generators.

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Electrical Construction (A.A.S.)

Dive into all aspects of electrical construction including residential and commercial projects.

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Electrical Technology (A.A.S.)

Master everything from circuitry and industrial electronics to programmable logic controllors (PLCs) in this associate's program.

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Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Specialize in the robotics and automation aspects that lend efficiency to modern manufacturing.

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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (A.A.S.)

Gain the technical skills needed to install and repair all types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. 

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Information Technology: Network & User Support

From networking to hardware and software, learn how to address all kinds of technical support needs.

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Mechatronics (A.A.S.)

Integrating electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, mechatronics opens the door to a host of career paths.

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Penn College students lead nation in NBT scholarships

Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Engineering Technologies top the list of scholarship recipients from a national foundation devoted to skilled manufacturing careers. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, awarded the scholarships – each worth up to $2,000 – to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a certificate or degree program leading to a manufacturing career.


'Accelerated Learning' nabs second at East Coast Truck Nationals

“Accelerated Learning,” the 1959 B-61 Model Mack drag truck operated by the Diesel Performance Club of Pennsylvania College of Technology, notched a second-place finish at the East Coast Truck Nationals, held recently at Numidia Dragway in Columbia County. It was an impressive showing for the truck’s first sanctioned, competitive event.


High schoolers ‘tinker’ at Penn College STEM camp

Thirty high school students discovered career possibilities connected to science, technology, engineering and math during the recent hands-on Tinker Camp at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Supported by grants from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Gene Haas Foundation and EQT Corp., the three-day camp introduced students to engineering design, manufacturing, polymer engineering, 3D printing and welding.