Apprenticeship Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Apprenticeship Technology

About this program

If you're enrolled in, or have completed a registered apprenticeship program, you’re one step closer to earning your associate’s in Apprenticeship Technology. With this flexible and expedited pathway, you can apply credits from your apprenticeship, graduate after just two semesters of coursework, and pave the way for advancement in your field. You can do it on campus or 100% online. So, there’s no pressure to choose between continuing your education and working full-time.

The best part? You'll already have 39 credits, which is equivalent to $22,893* in tuition savings!

Special Admission Requirement
This program is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in, or have completed, a registered apprenticeship (from any U.S. state or the U.S. Department of Labor) with at least two years (4,000 hours) of on-the-job training and a minimum of 288 hours of classroom instruction.

*Based on 2021-22 tuition.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Designed for Working Professionals

Flexible Curriculum

Part-time & Full-time Options

Online students receive the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency.


  • This major prepares graduates for advanced positions in their respective technical/professional areas.

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.

  • Registered Apprenticeship Credential (BAT295)
  • Apprenticeship Technology Capstone (BAT296)

​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.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP) or
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)

​​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.

  • Math Elective (MTH123 or Higher) (MNA)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201) or
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
Tomorrow is in the Making

This program allows apprentices to build on their technical prowess (achieved with the employer) by supplementing it with Penn College’s Core Curriculum, creating additional skilled graduates ready for today’s, and the future’s, technical problems.

Bradley M. Webb, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering Technologies

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Jan 28

Open House

Friday, January 288:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Feb 5

Open House

Saturday, February 58:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Feb 25

Open House

Friday, February 258:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Open House

Saturday, March 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 3

Open House

Sunday, April 38:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Open House

Friday, April 228:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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What is an Apprenticeship?

Interested in learning more about registered apprenticeships? Look no further. Penn College is approved by the US Department of Labor and the PA Department of Labor & Industry as a sponsor of apprenticeship programs. 

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Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle


  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling—take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family


  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs


  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Zoom software promotes live classroom interaction
  • No required campus visits
More Information

This program is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in, or have completed, a Registered Apprenticeship (from any U.S. state or the U.S. Department of Labor) with at least two years (4,000 hours) of on-the-job training and a minimum of 288 hours of classroom instruction.

Individuals who have completed a Registered Apprenticeship program should submit their nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship. Individuals currently engaged in a Registered Apprenticeship should submit a fully executed copy of their Apprenticeship Agreement Form.

Given the 39 credits awarded for the completion of a qualifying Registered Apprenticeship program, this degree program will not accept additional transfer coursework.

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.