Turn it Up

Women are drastically underrepresented in the skilled trades. Our numbers might be small, but our work speaks volumes. And we're ready to make some noise.

Changing the course of tomorrow.

One or two females in a major or on a shop floor is not enough. It's not even close. We're calling for change. Because we know the future will be more innovative and sustainable with you. Whether you're a middle school student considering a career path or a working mom tired of the daily grind, the trades are for you. Science is for you. Technology is for you. Engineering is for you. It's time to raise your hand and join us.

Engineering Technologies

Your Leadership

We're thrilled to have three highly accomplished women leading the divisions within the School of Engineering Technologies. Our hands-on approach applies to leadership as well, which means these assistant deans will be highly involved in all aspects of your education. On top of that, they'll always have your best interest in mind.

Kathy Chesmel

Kathy Chesmel

Assistant Dean
Materials Science and Engineering

Stacey Hampton

Stacey Hampton

Assistant Dean
Industrial and Computer Technologies

Ellyn Lester

Ellyn Lester

Assistant Dean
Construction and Architectural Technologies 

Clubs & Organizations

Your Community

Women in Construction

Women in Construction

This club is a great opportunity to network with other women in related majors. Designed to expand your industry knowledge and promote personal growth, the club offers professional development, creates outreach programs, and attends industry-related events.

Women in STEM

Women in STEM

This up-and-coming group welcomes members from the trades and all STEM-related majors. Gather with like-minded leaders across campus to plan events and uplift the female experience on campus and in the industry.


Tomorrow is in the making

Meet some of our standout students. 


In the headlines


Architecture alum featured in WVIA’s ‘Careers That Work’ series

Haley M. Kalvin-Gold, who earned an associate degree in architectural technology during the spring semester, is profiled in a ...


College appoints experienced educator, administrator as provost

Pennsylvania College of Technology has chosen Neslihan “Nesli” Alp as its vice president for academic affairs and provost, the ...


Revisiting an award-winning outreach program

Recognition as Penn College’s “Outstanding Program of the Year” among student organizations begs a deeper dive ...

K-12 Events

Girl Power Program

Designed exclusively for young women in 9th grade

We created this program to launch young women into all types of careers and to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn time management strategies
  • Strengthen oral communication skills
  • Network with like-minded girls from other area schools
  • Explore diverse career possibilities in architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and more

The 2022 program has launched and registration is full. Details for the 2023 program will be announced in September 2022. 

Areas of Interest

Choose your path

Applied Technology Studies

Push your passion one step further with a bachelor's degree in Applied Technology Studies.

Apprenticeship Technology

Earn credits from your apprenticeship experience and apply them to a career-boosting degree.

Architecture & Sustainable Design

Make a lasting impact designing all kinds of spaces with industry-leading software including AutoCAD, Revit, Trimble Sketchup, and Adobe Photoshop.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Hone the technical skills you need to be a part of a rapidly growing career field.


Hone the technical skills you need to be a part of a rapidly growing career field.


With three degree options to choose from, access to specialized learning labs, and expert faculty leading the way, Penn College is the place to set your future in motion.

Building Construction

Whether you’re drawn to the technology behind residential construction or have an interest in rising to management, there’s an opportunity waiting for you.

Civil Engineering & Surveying

From community parks to high-traffic bridges, you'll play a vital role in creating and maintaining the infrastructure where we live, work, and play.

Collision Repair & Restoration

Whether you enjoy working with modern cars and trucks or prefer vintage vehicles, our programs lend the theory and specialized training to fuel your future.

Construction Management

Take the lead in the boardroom and on the job site, running all types of construction projects from small to large.

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

Dive into power-packed programs with specialized training that employers want most.


Learn all the ins and outs of electrical and automated systems, training in specialized labs using equipment just like the pros.

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Choose from a host of interconnected, yet diverse majors, ranging from automation and computer engineering to electronics and robotics.

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

Spark ideas that improve processes and impact outcomes.


In the classroom and in the field, forest technology students are preparing for their futures from day one.

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Begin with an associate degree that focuses on technical know-how and continue on for your bachelor’s, which pairs technical aspects with design, engineering, and business skills.

Heavy Equipment Operations

Take the driver’s seat in this comprehensive program. Train to become a heavy equipment operator and you'll dig into everything from tools, hardware, and safety to site engineering and layout.

Information Technology

Take the lead in a thriving career field that connects us all. 

Landscape/Plant Production

Pursue a career in landscape/plant production at Penn College and you’ll be at home in our living labs, cultivating real-world experience and nurturing the in-demand skills to thrive.

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

Dive into extensive hands-on training with industrial-scale processing equipment in one of our two ABET-accredited plastics programs.

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Perfect your skills in our newly expanded 55,000-square-foot lab.


Supplement your bachelor degree with up to two minors. 


See all academic programs at-a-glance.