Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Student working in the lab

About this program

When you set your mind to something, you make it happen. Working hard to find a solution, you test and tinker. Chase possibilities and arrive at sound solutions. At Penn College, you’ll hone these talents and develop the skills to become a leader in the dynamic field of electronics and computer engineering. Learn industry standards. Apply circuit design principles. Analyze sophisticated networks. And take the lead to manage projects from kickoff to completion.  

Next steps...

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

17

Average Class Size

Extensive Hands-On Experience

Industry-Driven Labs

Careers

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  • Process engineer/technologist 
  • Test engineer/technologist 
  • Controls engineer/technologist 
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.

  • 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)
  • Linear Integrated Circuits (EET206)
  • Linear Circuits Applications (EET207)
  • Systems Troubleshooting Applications (EET209)
  • Microprocessor Interfacing (EET202)
  • Microprocessor Applications II (EET203)
  • Digital Systems (EET304)
  • Digital Systems Lab (EET305)
  • Electronic Prototyping and Design (EET324)
  • Electronic Prototyping and Design Lab (EET325)
  • Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems (EET311)
  • Analog Systems (EET300)
  • Analog Systems Lab (EET301)
  • Measurement and Tests (EET320)
  • Measurement and Tests Lab (EET321)
  • Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues (MET321)
  • Control Theory (EET340)
  • Digital Signal Processing (EET400)
  • Digital Signal Processing Lab (EET401)
  • Senior Project Design (EET494)
  • Senior Project Implementation (EET496)
  • Engineering Economics (MET315)
  • Directed Technology Math/Science with Lab Elective (BEE)

​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.

  • General Physics I (PHS201)
  • General Physics II (PHS202)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)

​​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.

  • Pre-Calculus (MTH191)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Calculus I (MTH240)
  • Calculus II (MTH242)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Calculus III (MTH340) or
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (MTH346)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
Facilities

Lab Tour

Take a look inside the vast world of electronics and computer engineering. In this tour, you'll walk through several labs loaded with equipment. From conveyor systems, robots, and PLCs to oscilloscopes and microprocessor boards, you'll see it all.

Electronics Lab
Facilities

Electronics Lab

Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment, embedded controller boards, and other tools just like you'll see in the real world.

Always Learning

Electronics overlaps areas of IT and electrical. Not sure which one might be right for you? Take a look at the similarities and differences below.

Electronics vs. IT

Electronics and IT overlap in software and networking skills, but they’re also very different. IT is the software/people side, while electronics is the hardware/machine side of computing.

Electronics

As an electronic student you’ll learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot software and hardware (sensors, microprocessors, and output devices.) You’ll also learn how to write software to work with hardware to control electronic equipment, and how to troubleshoot PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and the equipment connected to them.

IT

As an IT student you’ll learn how to work mostly with traditional computers to develop software applications used by individuals and businesses, cybersecurity, connecting computers (networking), and technical support.

Electronics vs. Electrical

Areas of overlap in electronics and electrical include programming and troubleshooting of automation systems, such as PLC software and hardware. Electronics work more in the initial programming and engineering areas whereas electrical positions usually involve more hands-on work as a technician.

Electronics

Electronics students experience lower voltage systems, and typically encounter voltages less than 120V in their work environment. Electronics involves microprocessor-based controllers and PLC programming.

Electrical

Electrical students are involved in the installation, commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting of residential/commercial/industrial systems, motor control & drives, PLCs, and basic electronics.

Student Experience

"This major is a mix between theory and lab. One hour of theory and three hours of lab. That’s why I came here. I learn a lot better doing."  

Jorgette Grosso, Deployment Engineer, RightHand Robotics, Inc.

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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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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

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Dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, the Penn College IEEE Student Branch meets regularly to work on professional soft skills, projects, and leadership. 

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

Student Organizations at Penn College

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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

Student gives life to robot

Student gives life to robot

Darkness envelops the college. The campus mall is quiet and still. It’s the middle of the week and nearly 1 o’clock in the morning. Most of the Pennsylvania College of Technology community will be asleep for several more hours, recharging for another productive day. But a couple electronics majors are wide awake. Their windowless lab is bright and buzzing with activity. An unsuspecting guest would assume it’s the middle of the afternoon as the students painstakingly contemplate their latest challenge.

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More Information

This four-year degree major allows transfer from associate-degree majors in electrical/electronics/computer engineering technology from other institutions, as well as those offered by Penn College. This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College as explained on the Transfer to Penn College web page. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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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. Eli Hughes, '01, Co-founder, Tzero
  • Mr. Chris Roush, Vice President, Multi-Dimensional Integration
  • Mr. Jonathan S Schall, '95, '99, Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
  • Mr. Roman J Scicchitano, '15, '18, Electrical Engineering Group Manager, QorTek, Inc.
  • Mr. Gregory C Stanek, Technical Services Supervisor, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Thomas J VanSant, Jr., '86, Measurements Engineer, Corning, Inc.