Interactive, Hands-on Labs
- Geotechnical & Liquid Bituminous Materials Lab
- Sample Preparation Lab
- Shaker Room & Aggregates Lab
- Bituminous Mixtures Lab
- Concrete Compression & Utility Lab
From the construction of a new park to the design of the city’s much-needed bridge, civil engineers know how to make it happen. Working out solutions to problems, and making recommendations along the way. In this ABET-accredited program, you’ll get hands on with the latest technology, hone your critical thinking skills, and take away the technical know-how to craft highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and development sites.
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.
Meet instructor Drew Potts, a handful of alumni working in the field, and a current civil engineering student, for a diverse look at this dynamic career field.
Meet Dylan—civil engineering student and face-off midfielder for the men’s lacrosse team. Proudly wearing number 9 to honor is uncle who played for the Welsh national team, Dylan is thriving athletically and academically. Check out his story and learn what he loves about the tight-knit community he found at Penn College.
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, October 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Undergraduate Open House
Sunday, November 5 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org), under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs.
Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.
ASCE promotes an industrial knowledge of civil engineering, engages students outside of the classroom, and expands a positive recognition of the civil engineering profession.
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Students in the Steel Design course traveled to High Steel Structures LLC, one of the nation’s leading fabricators of structural steel, to learn about bridge girder fabrication. “The concepts students learn in my class are seen up close and very personal at High Steel Structures,” said Potts, assistant professor of civil engineering technology.