Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation Emphasis

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Student working in electronics lab

About this program

Critical thinking meets problem solving. Toss in a handful of Boolean logic expressions and some truth tables and you’re well on your way to an education in electronics. Pair that foundation in electronics with advanced training in programmable logic controllers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and vision and motion control systems, and you’ll be ready to dive into a career in this thriving field.

As an Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation student, you're eligible to pursue a dual degree in Automation Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation or Building Automation Engineering Technology.

Next steps...

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

Extensive Hands-On Experience

17

Average Class Size

Seamless Associate-to-Bachelor Degree Pathway

Careers

  • Automation controls technician
  • Project engineer
  • Programmer
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.

  • Introduction to Digital Electronics (EET114)
  • Digital Circuits Applications (EET115)
  • Electronic Circuits & Devices I (EET116)
  • Engineering, Technology & Society (EET124)
  • Introduction to Microprocessors (EET154)
  • Microprocessor Applications I (EET155)
  • Electronic Circuits & Devices II (EET156)
  • Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist (EET158)
  • Network Installation & Maintenance (EET204)
  • Network Maintenance Laboratory (EET205)
  • Systems Troubleshooting Applications (EET209)
  • Robotics & Fluid Power (EET246)
  • Introduction to Automation Control Concepts & Applications (EET248)
  • Advanced Automation Control Concepts & Applications (EET258)
  • Process Control Theory (EET254)
  • Process Control Applications (EET255)
  • Motion Control (EET256)

​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.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP) or
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)

​​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.

  • Introduction to Digital Electronics (EET114)
  • Digital Circuits Applications (EET115)
  • Electronic Circuits & Devices I (EET116)
  • Engineering, Technology & Society (EET124)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Introduction to Microprocessors (EET154)
  • Microprocessor Applications I (EET155)
  • Electronic Circuits & Devices II (EET156)
  • Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist (EET158)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry II (MTH183)
  • Network Installation & Maintenance (EET204)
  • Network Maintenance Laboratory (EET205)
  • Systems Troubleshooting Applications (EET209)
  • Robotics & Fluid Power (EET246)
  • Introduction to Automation Control Concepts & Applications (EET248)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Advanced Automation Control Concepts & Applications (EET258)
  • Process Control Theory (EET254)
  • Process Control Applications (EET255)
  • Motion Control (EET256)
Featured Video

Wired Glove Gives Life to Robot

David Zlotnicki provides a brief demonstration of his Wired Glove, a creation that allows him to manipulate the arm of a robot. 

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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.

Feb 24

Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, February 24 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Apr 7

Undergraduate Open House

Sunday, April 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM

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Facilities

Lab Tour

Take a look inside the vast world of electronics and computer engineering. In this tour, you'll walk through several labs loaded with equipment. From conveyor systems, robots, and PLCs to oscilloscopes and microprocessor boards, you'll see it all.

Robotics Lab
Facilities

Robotics Lab

Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment like PLCs, Cognex cameras, and Fanuc robots.

Internship

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 Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Student Wildcats of Robotic Design (SWORD)

Student Wildcats of Robotic Design (SWORD)

SWORD allows students to learn and enhance valuable skills in design and manufacturing situations, project management, business presentations, graphics and web design, and computer applications.

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

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
02.12.2024

Software donation benefits Penn College automation students

Automation students at Pennsylvania College of Technology are benefiting from a partnership with a leading innovator in the industrial software market. Inductive Automation has provided multiple licenses of its Ignition software for use at the college. Ignition is a platform for quickly building and developing industrial applications, including SCADA, HMI and IIoT. The value of the donation is over $750,000.

02.02.2024

Dedicated students demonstrate engineering passions

A dedicated group of Pennsylvania College of Technology students demonstrated their passion for engineering by attending the IEEE Region 1 & Region 2 Student Activities Conference at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. IEEE is a professional association for electronics engineering, electrical engineering and related disciplines.

10.17.2023

Industry recruiters drawn yet again to talent-rich student body

About two dozen employers made themselves available to job-seeking students in the semester's penultimate Recruitment Day, arranged by Career Services and held Tuesday in the Carl Building Technologies Center. Occupying perpendicular hallways of the BTC, recruiters shared their industry needs with tomorrow makers enrolled in electrical technology, electronics & computer engineering technology; engineering & industrial design technology, and information technology.

Gain global experience
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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Students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty on the first day of classes.

It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area.

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

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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. Eli Hughes, '01, Co-founder, Tzero
  • Mr. Nelson May, '03, Director of Systems, Gerhart
  • Mr. Chris Roush, Vice President, Multi-Dimensional Integration
  • Mr. Jonathan S Schall, '95, '99, Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
  • Mr. Roman J Scicchitano, '15, '18, Senior Supervisor, Electrical Engineering - Power/Analog, L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Gregory C Stanek, Technical Services Supervisor, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Thomas J VanSant, Jr., '86, Measurements Engineer, Corning, Inc.