Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology student working on equipment

About this program

From automobiles to aerospace, machined parts are everywhere. With a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, you can be a part of the action! Explore the potential of 3D printers in our state-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab. Learn how to introduce new levels of productivity into the complexities of cutting-edge automated manufacturing operations. And take away a diverse skillset with cross training in advanced manufacturing systems, robotic applications, industrial electronics, and engineering economics.


Overall Placement


Million Jobs Expected to Open in the Next 10 Years


Hired BEFORE Graduation


  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Manufacturing management
  • Process engineer

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.

  • Mill Applications (MTT118)
  • Lathe Applications (MTT119)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (SAF110)
  • Basic Machine Tool Programming (CIM101)
  • Machine Tool Applications (MTT212)
  • Metrology/Quality Control (MTT127)
  • CNC Programming and Machining (CIM123)
  • Fixture Design and Fabrication (MTT222)
  • Electrical Discharge Machining (CIM205)
  • CAD/CAM (CIM220)
  • Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment (MTT216)
  • Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems (MET311)
  • Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control (MET319)
  • Robotic Applications (CIM222)
  • Engineering Economics (MET315)
  • Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues (MET321)
  • Material Handling/Fluid Power (CIM227)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems I (MET435)
  • Senior Seminar Lecture (MET494)
  • Industrial Electronics and Applications (EET302)
  • CNC Applications (CIM221)
  • Rapid Prototyping (MET460)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems II (MET445)
  • Senior Seminar - Lab (MET496)

​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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114) or
  • College Physics I (PHS115)
  • Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)

​​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.

  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Statistics for STEM Fields with Computer Applications (MTH161)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
Featured Video

Students Construct Battery Pack

Manufacturing engineering technology students Brian Pernot and Bryce Kuszmaul spent a year constructing, from scratch, a battery pack intended for lithium batteries and an electric car.

Student Experience

“My favorite thing about Penn College is how flexible the learning environment is. Being able to apply theory and hands-on training to our own ideas and see them come to life is the best thing that I’ve taken away from my studies.”

Jaron Williams

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Meet Jaron


Rapid Prototyping Lab

Get hands-on experience with an array of additive manufacturing and reverse engineering equipment. Test your skills with additive manufacturing equipment including professional and production fused deposition modeling units, liquid droplet technology, two MakerBot Replicator fifth generation units, and several other consumer grade machines. Here, you'll also find five computer workstations loaded with design and machine client software along with several workbenches with common prototyping tools and supplies.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Baja SAE

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.


WACC alum’s emotional return ‘best day’ ever

A 1967 Williamsport Area Community College graduate’s longtime dream came true recently when he toured the college’s Larry A. ...


Student competition seeks design concepts for renamed campus facility

Courtesy of a generous donation from Larry A. Ward, an engineering drafting technology alumnus, the Machining Technologies Lab ...


State House speaker, colleagues tour campus labs

The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was among state legislators who visited Penn College on Thursday ...

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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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 Experience

The community as their classroom

Student-designed transmission passes test for Baja SAE team

Months of painstaking work resulted in an impressive showing on the international stage at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers’ event in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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.

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More Information

Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

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It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. This will minimize the time spent waiting in line to obtain or return the basic tools to the room. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area. Students must supply their own locks. Lockers must be cleaned and locks removed at the end of the spring semester or College personnel will remove and discard the items.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining Required Tools


Do not wear loose fitting clothing that may get caught in a machine; short sleeves or tightly rolled up sleeves are recommended. Long hair should be pulled back and securely fastened. Shop aprons should be worn to reduce the wear and tear on clothing. Safety glasses and safety shoes should be worn during time spent in laboratory area.

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

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. Keith Blair, '86, Manufacturing Engineer, L-3 Communications
  • Mr. Walter Boguslaw, Manufacturing Engineer, Harold Beck & Sons
  • Mr. Michael Brown, '89, '96, Manufacturing Engineer, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Mr. Michael A Fitzgerald, President/CEO, Acero Precision & Altus Spine
  • Mr. Kenneth F Healy, '90, '01, Executive Vice President & Director of Engineering, PMF Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Zach Mazur, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Busch Manufacturing
  • Mr. Glenn Poirier, VP Sales & Marketing, MetalKraft Industries
  • Mr. Gregg Shimp, VP, Integrated Operations, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. Chris Washinger, Sales and Applications Engineer, Iscar Metals Inc.
  • Mr. Adam J White, Senior Applications Engineer, Hardinge Inc.
  • Mr. Alex Witter, Director of Engineering, Keystone Friction Hinge

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