Electrical Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Male Electrical Technology Student

About this program

You enjoy science. Excel at math. And it’s easy to imagine yourself in a hands-on career. If that’s the case, a future in electrical technology could be yours. At Penn College, you’ll learn alongside experienced instructors. Troubleshooting circuitry. Exploring industrial electronics and electrical machinery. Mastering the features of programmable logic controllors (PLCs). And you’ll do it all in advanced learning labs, using tools and equipment just like you’ll see in the field. 



Specialized Learning Labs


Overall Placement


Average Class Size


  • Field service technician 
  • Electrical engineering technologist
  • Industrial technician 

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.

  • Direct Current Fundamentals (ELT111)
  • Accident Prevention (ELT113)
  • Construction Lab I - Residential (ELT116)
  • Construction Lab II-Commercial (ELT120)
  • Alternating Current Fundamentals (ELT122)
  • Electrical Drawing and Print Reading (ELT130)
  • Electrical Motor Control (ELT234)
  • Industrial Electronics (ELT235)
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Control (ELT245)
  • Industrial Power and Control Systems (ELT254)
  • Programmable Logic Control Input/Output Devices (ELT249)
  • Applied Industrial Networking Essentials (ELT221)

​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.

  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Global and 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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)
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Electrical Technology

If you appreciate a solid challenge and love flexing your troubleshooting skills, you've come to the right place. At Penn College, this hands-on career path is matched with an equally hands-on approach to learning. From day one, you'll begin exploring the theories and mastering the technical skills that will push you to become a leader in your field. 

Student Experience

"I felt like I was well prepared. It’s not like your head was in a book 24/7. It was actually doing a day’s work, hands on."

Evan Mudd, Maintenance Electrician, Crown Cork & Seal

Electrical Technology



Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment just like you’ll see in the real world. Use Allen Bradley control platforms and put your programming skills to the test with HMI, VFD, and PLC technology.


Machine Analysis Lab

Test and analyze motors, transformers, sensors and more in the Machine Analysis Lab.

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Phoenix Contact
Crown Cork & Seal
Global Tungsten & Powders

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Hone your management skills through real-world experience.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test


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.


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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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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Students power local park

Penn College electrical students powered their education throughout the fall semester by employing their skills at a regional park. The 15 second-semester students installed electrical service at Lime Bluff Recreation Area in Hughesville. What began in the heat of August ended in December’s chill as the students worked about five hours a week at the complex.

Read their story

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 in the Electrical Technology (EL) major are required to purchase their own personal tools. Not all tools are necessary initially, faculty will identify what tools are required the first day of class. Therefore students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty. Please direct any tool list questions to the School office.

View the Electrical Technology Tool List

Program supplies and books are available for purchase through The College Store.

  • Mr. James E Beamer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Mr. Jayce Bell, Senior Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
  • Mr. John M DuBois, Lead Maintenance Specialist/Project Leader, General Electric Power & Water
  • Mr. Adam Feather, '11, '12, Project Engineer, Trane
  • Mr. Gary Gable, '74, President, Paul Gable & Sons Electric, Inc.
  • Mr. Jay Gable, '02, Vice President, Paul Gable & Sons Electrical Contractors
  • Mr. David Kranz, Owner/Electrical Inspector, Kranz Inspection Service
  • Mr. Ken Kryder, '86, Electronics Instructor, Keystone Central School District
  • Mr. Randy Schreckengast, CME, Energy Performance Engineer, Johnson Controls
  • Mr. Adam J Yoder, '08, '11, Account Executive, Johnson Controls

Admissions Counselor

Lee Dawson

SASC, Rm. 1082
800.367.9222 ext. 7308