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.

Extensive Hands-On Experience


Average Class Size

Seamless Associate-to-Bachelor Degree Pathway


  • Automation controls technician
  • Project engineer
  • Programmer

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 and Devices I (EET116)
  • Engineering, Technology, and Society (EET124)
  • Introduction to Microprocessors (EET154)
  • Microprocessor Applications I (EET155)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices II (EET156)
  • Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist (EET158)
  • Network Installation and Maintenance (EET204)
  • Network Maintenance Laboratory (EET205)
  • Systems Troubleshooting Applications (EET209)
  • Robotics and Fluid Power (EET246)
  • 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)

​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)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • 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.

  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
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. 

Student Experience

"One of the biggest reasons I chose to study electronics at Penn College was because it’s hands-on learning. I like projects where you can build, incorporate different aspects and see it working. If you’re looking for a good blend of theoretical and technical, I think Penn College is a great fit." 

David Zlotnicki

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation Emphasis

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Robotics Lab

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


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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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.


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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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. John C Browne Jr., '05, Electrical Engineer, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
  • Mr. Timothy R Conrad, PE, '82, Principle Engineer, LSI Corporation
  • Mr. Nicholas A Hetrick, '05, Senior Network Engineer, PA State System of Higher Education
  • Mr. Eli Hughes, '01, Research Engineer III, Penn State Applied Research Lab
  • Mr. Sean P Kelly, '17, Systems Application Engineer, Tyco Electronics
  • Mr. Michael D McLaughlin, Director of Automation, Andritz Automation, Inc.
  • Mr. Tod Neidig, '91, Test Engineering Manager, Primus Technologies Corporation
  • 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.

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