Going to college can be one of the most important experiences that a person can have. But not everyone has the necessary resources needed to go to college. These resources include time and finances. But there are also smaller schools and colleges that are more accessible while still providing the same quality education. These schools also help their students overcome their limitations in order to get an education. Among these schools include Penn College.
Pennsylvania College of Technology, better known as Penn College, is a public university found in Williamsport, in the state of Pennsylvania. The school is affiliated with The Pennsylvania State University System. The college offers associate degrees, certificates, and baccalaureate degree programs in more than 100 fields of study. Most of the students that attend Penn are residents of the state, but there are also 11% of students from other states and countries. The school receives almost 6,000 students each term. Aside from the campus in Williamsport, the school also has four other locations around the West Branch in Susquehanna River and northern Pennsylvania.
The school was first established in 1914 as an adult education and training facility. Then in 1941, the school opened as the Williamsport Technical Institute. In 1965 the Williamsport Area Community College was established over the former Institute. Then in 1989, the school became affiliated with the Pennsylvania State University and soon after if changed its name to Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center is found at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville. The school has been there since 1993.The Herman T. Schneebeli Earth Science Center is found in 12 miles south of Allenwood and the Advanced Automotive Technology Center is found just 3 miles west of the main campus in Williamsport. The North Campus, which was acquired in 1983, is found in North Central Pennsylvania.
Penn College sports teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The school is also a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). They are also members of the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and the Penn State University Athletics Conference (PSUAC). Sports include archery, baseball, and lacrosse, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. The school colors are blue and gray and the school nickname are the Wildcats.
Choosing the right college is a very important decision and every person has to take their time and make sure that they have made the right choice before committing to a school. There are a lot of options available in each state and location, and each person can take their time in making sure of their choice. In the end, each student will benefit from their decision for the rest of their lives. Choosing Penn College can only help a student improve their life and open up new opportunities.