Mission & Values

Mission Statement

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public institution providing comprehensive, hands-on technical education at the baccalaureate and associate degree levels. Every member of our College community endeavors to create and sustain excellence in a student-centered environment that promotes personal growth, social awareness, and lifelong learning, all of which help prepare our graduates for success.

Values These core values guide Penn College to accomplish our mission and achieve our vision:

Hands-On Education

We believe the best preparation for a successful career is a learning environment emphasizing applied, real-world instruction. We provide experiential learning in small classes and labs with state-of-the-art equipment, mentored by skilled faculty with business and industry experience.

Student-Centered Environment

Our students’ best interest is the priority influencing our decision making. As an open-enrollment college, believing in the dignity and worth of every individual, we strive to provide a holistic experience that fosters educational, physical, personal, and social development.

Business & Industry Partnerships

As an entrepreneurial institution, we develop cooperative relationships with business and industry to ensure our curriculum remains current, encourages lifelong learning, and prepares our graduates to compete successfully in the global marketplace. This provides opportunities for faculty to enhance their skills, students to acquire work-based experiences, the college to receive technology and scholarship support, and the community to benefit from a highly qualified workforce.

Community of Respect

Each member of the Penn College community is entitled to and expected to contribute to a collegial and mutually supportive environment. As stewards of this campus environment, we promote collaboration and communication, cultivate an appreciation of our differences, and treat each other with respect.

Hands-on Education. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman
Student-Centered Environment. Photo by Cindy D. Meixel
Business and Industry Partnerships. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman
Community of Respect. Photo by Cindy D. Meixel