Associate in Engineering Technology

Become job-ready on day-one with an associate in Engineering Technology.

Do you think like an engineer, but want to get into the workforce quickly? PennWest’s two-year associate in Engineering Technology teaches you how to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers in a wide variety of projects and industries.

This program focuses on hands-on learning, so you are job-ready on day-one. Choose a concentration in Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, or Robotics Engineering Technology to fit your career goals and interests.

No matter what your career path, you’ll appreciate learning in small classes where you receive individualized attention from faculty mentors. They help you develop strong time management and critical thinking skills and teach you how to work as a member of a team, applying your knowledge, techniques and skills to solve engineering problems in the workplace.

With your associate’s degree in hand, you can go directly into the workforce, or go on to earn a bachelor’s degree. PennWest’s offers B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology, as well as in Computer Science and Mechatronics Engineering Technology—all natural extensions to this associate degree program.

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Credits: 60

Lisa Kovalchick


Student-to-faculty ratio at PennWest.

Expert faculty

Learn from distinguished faculty who have real-world, research, and academic experience.

State-of-the-art labs

Give you hands-on experience with the most current instrumentation and technology.

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Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Robotics Engineering Technology
California In-Person
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Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Robotics Engineering Technology

Careers and Salaries

Job opportunities for engineering technology graduates are diverse and plentiful, as are opportunities to pursue baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. PennWest's electrical engineering technology alumni have found success in diverse fields, ranging from health care and transportation to manufacturing, service industries and sales support.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Identify and use appropriate technical literature and apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments, and analyze and interpret the results.
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.