Automation Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Student working on circuit

About this program

Robotics and automation push productivity to new levels. Will you push it even further? Will you solve tomorrow’s challenges with innovation and ease? The Automation Engineering Technology Robotics & Automation program is home to problem-solvers and independent thinkers. A community of creators with a drive to demand more from technology and from themselves. From electrical and electronics to mechatronics and robotics, students learn the ins and outs of complex automated systems used in the world of manufacturing. It doesn’t stop there. An understanding of vision systems, networking, and software applications rounds out the experience.

Next steps...

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

Cross Training in Mechatronics

Rapidly Growing Career Field

Extensive Hands-On Experience

Careers

  • Automation engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Controls engineer
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.

  • Engineering, Technology, and Society (EET124) or
  • Introduction to Digital Electronics (EET114)
  • Digital Circuits Applications (EET115)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices I (EET116)
  • Introduction to Microprocessors (EET154)
  • Microprocessor Applications I (EET155)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices II (EET156)
  • Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist (EET158)
  • Robotics and Fluid Power (EET246)
  • Network Installation and Maintenance (EET204)
  • Network Maintenance Laboratory (EET205)
  • Systems Troubleshooting Applications (EET209)
  • Introduction to Automation Control Concepts and Applications (EET248)
  • Advanced Automation Control Concepts and Applications (EET258)
  • Process Control Theory (EET254)
  • Process Control Applications (EET255)
  • Motion Control (EET256)
  • Mechanical Power Transmission Systems (MET220)
  • Equipment Installation and Commissioning (EET312)
  • Control Theory (EET340)
  • Mechatronic System Maintenance (MET231)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (SAF110)
  • Automation Engineering Technology Internship (EET310)
  • Senior Project Design (EET494)
  • Automation Concepts and Applications (EET405)
  • Advanced Automation Software (EET445)
  • Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems (EET311)
  • Senior Project Implementation (EET496)
  • Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues (MET321)
  • Robots and Vision Systems (EET444)

​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 Social Science Perspective (SSP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)

​​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.

  • Engineering, Technology, and Society (EET124) or
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • Introduction to Digital Electronics (EET114)
  • Digital Circuits Applications (EET115)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices I (EET116)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)
  • Introduction to Microprocessors (EET154)
  • Microprocessor Applications I (EET155)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices II (EET156)
  • Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist (EET158)
  • Robotics and Fluid Power (EET246)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Network Installation and Maintenance (EET204)
  • Network Maintenance Laboratory (EET205)
  • Systems Troubleshooting Applications (EET209)
  • Introduction to Automation Control Concepts and Applications (EET248)
  • Advanced Automation Control Concepts and Applications (EET258)
  • Process Control Theory (EET254)
  • Process Control Applications (EET255)
  • Motion Control (EET256)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
  • Equipment Installation and Commissioning (EET312)
  • Control Theory (EET340)
  • Automation Engineering Technology Internship (EET310)
  • Senior Project Design (EET494)
  • Automation Concepts and Applications (EET405)
  • Advanced Automation Software (EET445)
  • Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems (EET311)
  • Senior Project Implementation (EET496)
  • Robots and Vision Systems (EET444)
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. 

Our Leadership

"Automation careers are rapidly growing. This industry-driven curriculum pulls together robotics and automation, creating a uniquely relevant and in-demand skillset."

Bradley M. Webb, Ph.D., Assistant Dean

School of Industrial, Computing, & Engineering Technologies

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 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Thursday, March 259:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Friday, April 99:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Friday, April 169:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Friday, April 239:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Friday, April 309:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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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.

Facilities

Robotics Lab

Get hands-on experience in our specialized learning labs with industry-standard equipment like PLCs, Cognex cameras, 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

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, the Penn College IEEE Student Branch meets regularly to work on professional soft skills, projects, and leadership. 

SkillsUSA Champions at Work

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.

News
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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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More Information

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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.

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.

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

  • Mr. Eli Hughes, '01, Co-founder, Tzero
  • Mr. Jonathan S Schall, '95, '99, Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
  • Mr. Gregory C Stanek, Technical Services Supervisor, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Thomas J VanSant, Jr., '86, Measurements Engineer, Corning, Inc.