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.

As an Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation student, you're eligible to pursue a dual degree in Automation Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation or Building Automation Engineering Technology

Next steps...

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

Extensive Hands-On Experience

17

Average Class Size

Seamless Associate-to-Bachelor Degree Pathway

Careers

  • Automation controls technician
  • Project engineer
  • Programmer
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)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Digital Electronics (EET114)
  • Digital Circuits Applications (EET115)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices I (EET116)
  • Engineering, Technology, and Society (EET124)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Introduction to Microprocessors (EET154)
  • Microprocessor Applications I (EET155)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices II (EET156)
  • Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist (EET158)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH183)
  • 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)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Advanced Automation Control Concepts and Applications (EET258)
  • Process Control Theory (EET254)
  • Process Control Applications (EET255)
  • Motion Control (EET256)
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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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

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.

Robotics Lab
Facilities

Robotics Lab

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

Internship

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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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

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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.

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

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

Penn College hosts PPL Electric Utilities Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit

PPL Electric Utilities recently offered a Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit and demonstration for students and first ...

09.17.2021

Corporate partner donates industrial robot to Penn College

About 50 Pennsylvania College of Technology engineering and electronics students per year will benefit from a recent addition to ...

08.16.2021

Female trio helps lead engineering technologies at Penn College

For two years, Lauryn A. Stauffer has seen only male faces in her electronics classes at Pennsylvania College of Technology. ...

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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.

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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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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.