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.  

As a Mechatronics student, you're eligible to pursue a dual degree in Automation Engineering Technology: Mechatronics or Building Automation Engineering Technology

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

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.

  • Electrical Drawing and Print Reading (ELT130)
  • Direct Current Fundamentals (ELT111)
  • Electrical Practices in Industry (ELT119)
  • Topics of Construction Safety (ELT100)
  • Alternating Current Fundamentals (ELT122)
  • Machine Tool Applications for Fabrication and Repair (MTT223)
  • 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)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103)

​​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.

  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH123) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
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Electrical Labs Transformed

Check out the recently revamped electrical labs filled with new equipment and individual work stations for students.

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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.

Alumni Experience

"The skills I learned here were not only ahead of the time, but fostered a desire for continued learning. The environment allowed me to fail safely and pushed me to be a risk-taker. I easily transitioned to industry and entered with fresh ideas, the ability to learn on-the-go, and a solid foundation of teamwork."

Jonathan Capps

Automation Engineer, Pacproinc, LLC.

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

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Oct 8

Open House

Friday, October 88:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 23

Open House

Saturday, October 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 6

Open House

Saturday, November 68:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 19

Open House

Friday, November 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Facilities

Lab Tour

Meet Instructor and Penn College alumni Todd Woodling. He'll explain the high points and differences between the three unique electrical associate-degree programs and the bachelor-degree program. And check out the dedicated, individual lab spaces, some of which are being remodeled.

Mechatronics Lab
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.

PLC Lab
Facilities

PLC Lab

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

Machine Analysis 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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Related Programs

Follow your passion

Building Automation Engineering Technology

Building Automation Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) 

Automation Engineering Technology: Mechatronics

Automation Engineering Technology: Mechatronics

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) 

Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

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

SkillsUSA Champions at Work

Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

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
09.22.2021

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08.16.2021

Female trio helps lead engineering technologies at Penn College

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07.28.2021

Nine students awarded Lockheed Martin scholarships

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Gain global experience
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

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College as explained on the Transfer to Penn College page of this catalog. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

View general transfer information

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.

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. James E Beamer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Mr. Jayce Bell, Senior Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
  • Mr. Kelly C Betz, Vice President, Martz Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Jason K Embick, '03, Special Projects Coordinator, NSSC, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Mr. Duval J Frederich, PMP, '14, '16, Project Manager, AME, Inc.
  • Mr. Gary Gable, '74, President, Paul Gable & Sons Electric, Inc.
  • Mr. Jay Gable, '02, Vice President, Paul Gable & Sons Electrical Contractors
  • Mr Carl Gravely, '06, '08, Senior Engineer/Estimator, Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Mr. Brion Harlan, '88, Owner, Bower Electric
  • Mr. David Kranz, Owner/Electrical Inspector, Kranz Inspection Service
  • Mr. Christopher T Walsh, Vice President, Human Resources, Pritchett Controls, Inc.