Applied Technology Studies

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Applied Technology Studies Student

About this program

Set your sights on a career path and nothing will get in your way. A degree in Applied Technology lends the flexibility to pair your transfer credits with career-boosting courses to earn a bachelor’s that complements your area of focus.  

95%

Overall Placement

17

Average Class Size

42%

Hired BEFORE Graduation

Careers

  • Career opportunities will be primarily dependent on your area of focus.
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.

  • Applied Technology Studies Directed Electives (BAT)
  • Senior Capstone Elective (CAP)

​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.

  • Math Elective (MTH180 or Higher) (MTD) or
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Humanities Elective (HUM)
  • Social Science Elective (SSE)
  • Art Elective (ART)
  • Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
  • Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
  • International Field Experience Elective (IFE)
  • Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp (BPT)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Communication Elective (CMM)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (COR)
  • Open Elective (OEA)

​​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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications (MTH160)
Facilities

The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College

Take hands-on learning to the next level. Explore your creativity. Collaborate with others. Bring your ideas to light. Tomorrow is in the making. The makerspace is a workshop where you can collaborate with students, faculty, and staff, or work independently to test theories, explore ideas, and gain real-world skills to power your career.
Student Experience

“The education at Penn College gives you the opportunity to write your own career path. You’re not locked into a certain career when you begin at Penn College. Your locked into an opportunity which can culminate in the career that you want.” 

Johnathan Capps, Automation Engineer, Packaging Progressions, Inc.

Applied Technology Studies

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

Baja SAE

Join other students, across various majors, and apply your skills to design a vehicle to compete in regular Baja SAE 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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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Welding students cap unique remodeling project

A dedicated group of Pennsylvania College of Technology welding students added the “crown” to a stunning remodeling job for a McEwensville homeowner.

Seven members of the college’s American Welding Society student chapter and faculty adviser Steve J. Kopera volunteered their time and expertise to craft and install a 6-by-9-foot “tree of life” metallic sculpture at a former church.

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More Information

Regular college admissions policies and procedures apply. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 college-level credits before enrolling in this major.

Students wishing to transfer into this major should consult with the applicable school office to determine which discipline areas are most appropriate and if openings are available within desired courses. Students wishing to pursue predominantly business-related course work should enroll in the Applied Management major.

View general transfer information

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.

Program supplies and books are available for purchase through The College Store.

Contact

Admissions Counselor

Lee Dawson

SASC, Rm. 1082
800.367.9222 ext. 7308
ldawson@pct.edu