Mechatronics Technology

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

About this program

If you haven’t heard of mechatronics yet, you will. It’s a game changer in the world of manufacturing. Integrating electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, mechatronics opens the door to a host of career paths. Learn how to install, calibrate, modify, troubleshoot, and repair automated systems. At Penn College, you’ll get hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power, and automated control systems. And best of all, you’ll learn how to become a leader in this emerging field.  

Rapidly Growing Career Field

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Mechanical Plus Electrical & Electronics

Seamless Associate-to-Bachelor Degree Pathway

Careers

  • Instrumentation technology/technician
  • Robotics technology/technician
  • Automation engineer technology/technician
  • Mechatronics technician
  • Industrial engineering technician
  • Field automation technician
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.

  • Direct Current Fundamentals (ELT111)
  • Electrical Practices in Industry (ELT119)
  • Accident Prevention (ELT113)
  • Alternating Current Fundamentals (ELT122)
  • Machine Tool Applications for Fabrication and Repair (MTT221)
  • Electrical Drawing and Print Reading (ELT130)
  • Fundamental Electronics and Controls (ELT228)
  • Electrical Motor Control (ELT234)
  • Robotics and Fluid Power (EET246)
  • Mechanical Power Transmission Systems (MET220)
  • Mechatronic System Maintenance (MET231)
  • Industrial Power and Control Systems (ELT254)
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Control (ELT245)
  • 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 Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) 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)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103)
Featured Video

Mechatronics

Mechatronics ties in electrical functionality and power train mechanics while tapping into the use of hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, and 3D modeling. Through advanced coursework and extensive hands-on experience in the lab, students master a diverse skillset that puts them first in line for high-demand positions in the automation field.

Student Experience

"The technology side [of the mechatronics program] brought me to it. Here I can built it. I can fix it. I can prevent it from being broken in the first place." 

Ryan Witmer

Mechatronics Technology

Check out Ryan's story

Facilities

Mechatronics Lab

Test your skills with advanced conveyor systems and work with mechanical and hydraulic/pneumatic trainers. Here, you'll get hands-on experience in specialized labs with equipment just like you'll see in the real world.

Facilities

PLC Lab

Use the Allen Bradley control platform to put your programming to work in our fully equipped PLC lab.

Facilities

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.

Packaging Progressions
First Quality
Hydro Extrusion North America
ConAgra
Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your know-how in the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand. 

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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.

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
09.27.2019

Six Penn College students awarded national HVAC scholarships

A half-dozen students in two of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s academic schools are among 36 recipients of financial ...

08.23.2019

Penn College mechatronics student earns scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student has received a $4,000 scholarship from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and ...

08.05.2019

Penn College adds electrical construction degree

Pennsylvania College of Technology is introducing a new path for career success in the electrical field. Applications are being ...

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

View general transfer information

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 Mechatronics Technology (MX) 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 Mechatronics 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
Contact

Admissions Counselor

Lee Dawson

SASC, Rm. 1082
800.367.9222 ext. 7308
ldawson@pct.edu