As an awardee of the ACCESS S-STEM scholarship, you will have access to unique learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. They will give you the content knowledge and workplace skills you need to succeed in a wide variety of engineering technology fields. As part of a cohort of six specially supported students, you will receive many benefits, including:
Scholarship will be applied to tuition, room and board and other program expenses to cover any unmet financial need. It will continue for four years provided you stay enrolled in one of three engineering technology programs and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
You will be eligible to participate in a directed summer internship, which includes a monetary stipend. This additional aid will enable you to focus on the internship and eliminate or reduce your need to work during the summer months.
Faculty advisors utilize a student-centered approach. They will become your mentors and guides and may supervise peer-led supplemental instruction sessions if and when you need additional assistance.
Coursework will help to develop critical thinking skills, communication and teamwork – all qualities that employers look for in new hires.
Workforce seminars, tours during your freshman year to introduce career possibilities, and directed internships are just a few of the ways we connect you to future employers.
Conduct experiments, go on industrial tours, participate in technology competitions and more through this student-run club. ETC is registered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and connects you and your peers to future professional colleagues.
Students enrolled in PennWest California’s Computer Engineering Technology (CET), Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MTR) programs are being prepared for a high-demand, well-paying job in fields necessary for the national security, manufacturing and technological advancement of the region, state and country.
As a graduate of one of these programs, you will have the agility to shift as the workforce shifts, with skills applicable across a wide range of civilian and military platforms.
As the economy becomes increasingly high-tech, the demand for computer engineering technology graduates is on the rise. PennWest California’s CET bachelor’s degree program equips you with the latest knowledge and skills in applying current technologies to practical problems and situations, which will qualify you for well-paying engineering technologist positions in a range of industries from aerospace to communications and beyond.
PennWest California’s bachelor’s degree EET program blends theory with practical applications to develop the broad knowledge and in-depth skills you need to design, develop, calibrate and repair electrical and electronic systems. Four on-campus electrical engineering technology labs will provide you with state-of-the-art experience. Seniors and graduates of this accredited program are also eligible to sit for a pre-licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
PennWest California’s MTR program is the first and only program of its kind in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the only bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in the state. Through strong partnerships with international businesses, it combines mechanical, electrical and computing technology with automated control and information systems and prepares students for rewarding careers in the engineering, design and manufacturing industries.
Applications must be submitted by February 1st. Awardees will be notified by April 1st. You must accept the scholarship by May 15th.
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