Undergraduate Admissions

Associate (2 Year) Degrees Offered by Campus

Associate (2 Year) Degrees Offered by Campus

Abington

Business Administration (2BAAB)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Abington)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(Abington College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LAAB)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Abington)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(Abington College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Altoona

Business Administration (2BAAL)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Altoona, University Park)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(Altoona College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Criminal Justice (2 CJ)

Criminal Justice (Start and Finish: Altoona)

Students receiving an associate degree in criminal justice should understand each of the three main components of the criminal justice system and their interrelationships. This program includes study in law enforcement, courts, and corrections— individually and as components of a system; theories of crime causation; and crime control policy. Students should expect reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to be rigorously applied and developed throughout the degree program. The associate in science degree in Criminal Justice helps students prepare for entry-level positions in criminal justice or for study at the baccalaureate level.
(Altoona College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Human Development & Family Studies (2FSAL)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Altoona)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(Altoona College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LAAL)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Altoona)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(Altoona College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Science (2SCAL)

Science (Start and Finish: Altoona)

The Science major is designed primarily to provide for the basic educational needs of students who want to pursue professional programs in various scientific or medical fields. The program provides a fundamental group of science courses of value to those who seek positions in government or industry where such knowledge is necessary or desirable. The program offers sufficient flexibility to meet diverse academic and career goals. Graduates of the program may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degrees in science. Students planning on continuing in baccalaureate degrees are encouraged to work closely with their advisers.
(Altoona College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Berks

Business Administration (2BABL)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Berks)
The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(Berks College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Hotel, Restaurant and Inst'l Management (2HRIM)

Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (Start and Finish: Berks)

The Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management major is an intensive four semester major designed to help students prepare for managerial positions in the hospitality industry. The program places heavy reliance on experience acquired in an on-the-job setting. Students who achieve outstanding records may, upon completing this program, apply for admission to the baccalaureate degree major in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management in the College of Health and Human Development. Six or more additional semesters of satisfactory work are required to earn the baccalaureate degree. Graduates of this major may also qualify for admission to other baccalaureate degree majors.
(College of Health and Human Development)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISBL)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: University Park, Beaver, Berks, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(College of Information Sciences and Technology)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LABL)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Berks)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(Berks College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Occupational Therapy (2OTBL)

Occupational Therapy (Start and Finish: Berks)

This major helps graduates prepare to be occupational therapy assistants employed by agencies that provide occupational therapy and related services. The goal of occupational therapy is to enable the client to be as independent as possible in the daily performance of selfcare, productive, and leisure occupations. General Education, basic science, and Occupational Therapy courses are followed by supervised field experience. Upon successful graduation from the program, students must sit for and successfully pass the NBCOT national certification examination to practice. Most states also require licensure as a condition for employment.
(Berks College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Brandywine

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

DuBois

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)

Mechanical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend, DuBois, York)

This major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in manufacturing, machine and tool design, computer drafting and design, computer integrated manufacturing, materials selection and processes, technical sales, and other related industries in mechanical applications. The primary objective of the program is to provide a broad foundation in mechanical systems and applications; computer systems in drafting (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), and automation and robotics (CIM); production and product design; mechanics, dynamics, and strength of materials. This program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement.
(College of Engineering)

*This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Occupational Therapy (2OTCC)

Occupational Therapy(Start and Finish: DuBois, Mont Alto, Shenango)

This major helps graduates prepare to be occupational therapy assistants employed by agencies that provide occupational therapy and related services. The goal of occupational therapy is to enable the client to be as independent as possible in the daily performance of selfcare, productive, and leisure occupations. General Education, basic science, and Occupational Therapy courses are followed by supervised field experience. Upon successful graduation from the program, students must sit for and successfully pass the NBCOT national certification examination to practice. Most states also require licensure as a condition for employment.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Physical Therapist Assistance (2 PTA)

Physical Therapist Assistant (Start and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango)
This major helps individuals prepare to become skilled technical health workers who assist the physical therapist in patient treatment. Students develop knowledge and skills in the appropriate use of equipment and exercise associated with various physical therapy treatment modalities. In order to accomplish these tasks, the major utilizes a combination of basic science and nonscience course work coupled with health education courses specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant. The five-semester program culminates with a full semester of clinical experience.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Wildlife Technology (2 WLT)

Wildlife Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois)

The Wildlife Technology major helps prepare students in the techniques of wildlife management. Personnel trained in this field are needed to assist in the applied phases of natural resource management, wildlife biology, range management, and the care, maintenance, and propagation of animals. Graduates should be able to support professionals in wildlife biology, park managers, game refuge managers, and laboratory technicians in research.
(College of Agricultural Sciences)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Erie

Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET)

Electrical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend, Fayette, York)

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET) major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in the expanding fields of electronics, computers and microprocessors, instrumentation, and electrical equipment. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, digital circuits, computers, electrical machinery, and programmable logic controls. The program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and /or advanced placement.
(College of Engineering)

*Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700 www.abet.org.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

General Business (2GBBC)

Business, General (Start and Finish: Behrend)

This major provides an opportunity for students to earn a degree that gives them a general introduction to several aspects of business. It also provides a foundation that allows those students who qualify for admission to baccalaureate degree programs in business to make a smooth transition into four year majors at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and Penn State Harrisburg. The required business course work introduces the basics of accounting, economics, management information systems, quantitative business analysis, and the social, legal, ethical, and political environments within which businesses operate. The General Education and other requirements provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their oral and written communication and quantitative reasoning skills.
(Behrend College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LABC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Behrend)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(Behrend College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)

Mechanical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend, DuBois, York)

This major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in manufacturing, machine and tool design, computer drafting and design, computer integrated manufacturing, materials selection and processes, technical sales, and other related industries in mechanical applications. The primary objective of the program is to provide a broad foundation in mechanical systems and applications; computer systems in drafting (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), and automation and robotics (CIM); production and product design; mechanics, dynamics, and strength of materials. This program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement.
(College of Engineering)

*This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Fayette

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET)

Electrical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend, Fayette, York)

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET) major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in the expanding fields of electronics, computers and microprocessors, instrumentation, and electrical equipment. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, digital circuits, computers, electrical machinery, and programmable logic controls. The program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and /or advanced placement.
(College of Engineering)

*Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700 www.abet.org.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Mining Technology (2MNGT)

Mining Technology (Start and Finish: Fayette)

The associate degree in Mining Technology blends basic sciences, mathematics, principles and practices of management, and applied courses in Mining Technology help students prepare for supervisory roles in the mining industry. It offers preparation for either production- or maintenance-oriented positions. Graduates of this major, after serving the required apprenticeship, are qualified to become certified managers in their field. All students complete a common core of classes, but must also enroll in one of two emphases, Maintenance or Production.
(Univeristy College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Physical Therapist Assistance (2 PTA)

Physical Therapist Assistant (Start and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango)
This major helps individuals prepare to become skilled technical health workers who assist the physical therapist in patient treatment. Students develop knowledge and skills in the appropriate use of equipment and exercise associated with various physical therapy treatment modalities. In order to accomplish these tasks, the major utilizes a combination of basic science and nonscience course work coupled with health education courses specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant. The five-semester program culminates with a full semester of clinical experience.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Harrisburg

Business Administration (2BACA)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Harrisburg)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(Capital College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACA)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Harrisburg)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(Capital College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Hazleton

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Medical Laboratory Technology (2 MLT)

Medical Laboratory Technology (Start and Finish: Hazleton)

This two-calendar-year Medical Laboratory Technology major (four semesters, two summer sessions) is designed to provide the necessary general and technical training for hospital personnel between the level of the medical laboratory technician (certificate program) and the medical technologist (baccalaureate program). The program includes one year of intensive clinical experience at an affiliated hospital and the theoretical background necessary for the clinical procedures performed by the certified medical laboratory technician (associate degree program). Upon completion of program requirements, the student is eligible to sit for examinations leading to certification and registry as a medical laboratory technician.
(University College)

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Physical Therapist Assistance (2 PTA)

Physical Therapist Assistant (Start and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango)
This major helps individuals prepare to become skilled technical health workers who assist the physical therapist in patient treatment. Students develop knowledge and skills in the appropriate use of equipment and exercise associated with various physical therapy treatment modalities. In order to accomplish these tasks, the major utilizes a combination of basic science and nonscience course work coupled with health education courses specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant. The five-semester program culminates with a full semester of clinical experience.
(University College)

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Lehigh Valley

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LABL)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Berks)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(Berks College)

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Mont Alto

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

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Forest Technology (2FORT)

Forest Technology (Start and Finish: Mont Alto)

The objectives of the major are to train forestry field personnel in the technical aspects of evaluating, managing, and protecting forest resources. Laboratories held in the Michaux State Forest, adjacent to Penn State Mont Alto, stress field applications of classroom theory. Written and oral communication skills are stressed. Graduates are employed by private businesses including forestry consulting firms, sawmills, and other wood products manufacturers; public agencies, including federal, state, and municipal forest resource management and recreation programs; urban tree service companies; pulp and paper manufacturers; surveying firms and landscaping firms; utility companies; and other businesses requiring personnel skilled in field inventory procedures, analysis, and presentation. Some graduates transfer their credits to bachelor’s degree programs such as forest science, wildlife and fisheries science, recreation and parks management, wood products, environmental resource management, soil science, biology, and business management.
(College of Agricultural Sciences)

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Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

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Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

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Occupational Therapy (2OTCC)

Occupational Therapy(Start and Finish: DuBois, Mont Alto, Shenango)

This major helps graduates prepare to be occupational therapy assistants employed by agencies that provide occupational therapy and related services. The goal of occupational therapy is to enable the client to be as independent as possible in the daily performance of selfcare, productive, and leisure occupations. General Education, basic science, and Occupational Therapy courses are followed by supervised field experience. Upon successful graduation from the program, students must sit for and successfully pass the NBCOT national certification examination to practice. Most states also require licensure as a condition for employment.
(University College)

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Physical Therapist Assistance (2 PTA)

Physical Therapist Assistant (Start and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango)
This major helps individuals prepare to become skilled technical health workers who assist the physical therapist in patient treatment. Students develop knowledge and skills in the appropriate use of equipment and exercise associated with various physical therapy treatment modalities. In order to accomplish these tasks, the major utilizes a combination of basic science and nonscience course work coupled with health education courses specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant. The five-semester program culminates with a full semester of clinical experience.
(University College)

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New Kensington

Biomedical Engineering Technology (2 BET)

Biomedical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: New Kensington)

The medical community has grown to depend on medical devices and systems to diagnose, treat and monitor patients in health care. Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BETs) are specialized individuals who are educated and trained in the methods of physiological measurement; equipment application and operation; safety, performance and preventive maintenance testing; calibration; problem solving; and troubleshooting. In addition, BETs may be involved in equipment and technology management programs, selection and installation of medical equipment, manufacturer and FDA recalls of medical devices, quality improvement programs, and training programs for hospital personnel in the safe and proper use of medical equipment. The classroom and laboratory portions of this major focus on electronically and PC based medical devices for patient monitoring and life-support equipment. The student is exposed to a much broader spectrum of medical equipment through a 400- hour (ten-week) practical internship in an approved health care facility.
(College of Engineering)

* Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.

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Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

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Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

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Radiological Sciences (2RSCC)

Radiological Sciences (Start and Finish: New Kensington, Schuylkill)

For students interested in pursuing an education in the paramedical field of radiography (radiologictechnology), the Radiological Sciences major meets the educational and clinical requirements for the graduate to function as an entry-level radiographer. Required course work is divided into three interrelated areas: General Education, radiography specific, and clinical education. During the clinical education component, students perform radiographic exams under the directed supervision of certified radiographers at multiple area clinical education settings.

The clinical component emphasizes the concepts of team practice and patient-centered care. Both the radiography specific course work and the clinical component are structured sequentially over seven consecutive semesters, commencing each fall semester. Upon successful completion of the 72-credit associate degree, the graduate will be eligible to attempt the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification.
(Univeristy College)

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Schuylkill

Business Administration (2BACA)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Harrisburg)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(Capital College)

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Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

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Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

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Radiological Sciences (2RSCC)

Radiological Sciences (Start and Finish: New Kensington, Schuylkill)

For students interested in pursuing an education in the paramedical field of radiography (radiologictechnology), the Radiological Sciences major meets the educational and clinical requirements for the graduate to function as an entry-level radiographer. Required course work is divided into three interrelated areas: General Education, radiography specific, and clinical education. During the clinical education component, students perform radiographic exams under the directed supervision of certified radiographers at multiple area clinical education settings.

The clinical component emphasizes the concepts of team practice and patient-centered care. Both the radiography specific course work and the clinical component are structured sequentially over seven consecutive semesters, commencing each fall semester. Upon successful completion of the 72-credit associate degree, the graduate will be eligible to attempt the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification.
(Univeristy College)

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Shenango

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

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Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

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Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

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Occupational Therapy (2OTCC)

Occupational Therapy(Start and Finish: DuBois, Mont Alto, Shenango)

This major helps graduates prepare to be occupational therapy assistants employed by agencies that provide occupational therapy and related services. The goal of occupational therapy is to enable the client to be as independent as possible in the daily performance of selfcare, productive, and leisure occupations. General Education, basic science, and Occupational Therapy courses are followed by supervised field experience. Upon successful graduation from the program, students must sit for and successfully pass the NBCOT national certification examination to practice. Most states also require licensure as a condition for employment.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Physical Therapist Assistance (2 PTA)

Physical Therapist Assistant (Start and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango)
This major helps individuals prepare to become skilled technical health workers who assist the physical therapist in patient treatment. Students develop knowledge and skills in the appropriate use of equipment and exercise associated with various physical therapy treatment modalities. In order to accomplish these tasks, the major utilizes a combination of basic science and nonscience course work coupled with health education courses specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant. The five-semester program culminates with a full semester of clinical experience.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

University Park

Workforce Education and Development (2WFED)

Workforce Education and Development (Start and Finish: University Park)

This is a 60 credit program, with many of the courses offered in multiple delivery formats to address the needs of the adult learner, such as a blend of face-to-face and online, delivery via video conference technologies such as Polycom or Adobe Connect, or totally online. It will provide a solid foundation of curriculum pertinent to gaining knowledge and skills required for success in the field of workforce education and development. It will allow the participant to develop the skills and competencies essential to analyzing community and/or organizational needs, recommend and deliver effective education and training programs for process and employee improvement, supervise and lead others, and manage workforce development projects and initiatives. It will also provide the opportunity to network with individuals who share many of the same interests and will enhance the participant’s ability to address community and organization needs.

(College of Education)

 

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Wilkes-Barre

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

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Surveying Engineering Technology (2 SRT)

Surveying Technology* (Start and Finish: Wilkes-Barre)

This major provides the basic undergraduate education required for private and public service as a technician in the surveying profession. Basic knowledge is provided in the areas of boundary, construction, topographic, and photogrammetric surveying. The curriculum is designed to develop an understanding of the skills and equipment needed to make precise surveying measurements.
(College of Engineering)

* This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

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World Campus

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

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Human Development and Family Studies (2EHFS)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: World Campus)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education.
(College of Health and Human Development)

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Information Sciences & Technology (2 IST)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: University Park, Beaver, Berks, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(College of Information Sciences and Technology)

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Letters, Arts & Sciences (2 LAS)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: University Park, World Campus)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(College of Liberal Arts)

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Turfgrass Science and Management (2 TSM)

Turfgrass Science and Management (Start and Finish: World Campus)

Penn State's online associate degree in turfgrass sciences provides students with technical turf knowledge and puts emphasis on planning and implementing projects, directing personnel, communicating effectively, conducting training programs, and managing finances. Students interested in or working in the turf industry, whether at a golf course, sports facility, or other venue, the associate in science in turfgrass sciences and management degree will give you the skills and advantage you need to move ahead. The program offers students the ability to earn a degree in a flexible and convenient online format.
(College of Agricultural Sciences)

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Worthington Scranton

Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Letters, Arts & Sciences (2LACC)

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student’s understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of the family and community; and to offer a degree program with sufficient electives to permit some specialization according to the student’s interests or career plans. Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a complete two-year degree major. However, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply associate credits toward the new degree.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

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Business Administration (2BACC)

Business Administration (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus)

The associate degree program in Business Administration provides a foundation in business that, through two options, helps graduates prepare for either entrance to the bachelor of science in Business (BSB) programs or for direct entry into the work place. The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate. The General Business option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the bachelor of science degree in Business program. The Professional Studies option provides a technically oriented program that prepares students for direct entry into the work force. Because some of the course work in this option is not accepted in baccalaureate business programs, students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff advisers.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET)

Electrical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend, Fayette, York)

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET) major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in the expanding fields of electronics, computers and microprocessors, instrumentation, and electrical equipment. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, digital circuits, computers, electrical machinery, and programmable logic controls. The program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and /or advanced placement.
(College of Engineering)

*Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700 www.abet.org.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Human Development & Family Studies (2FSCC)

Human Development and Family Studies (Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, York)

This major integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Options include: Adult Development and Aging Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; and Early Childhood Care and Education. Option availability varies by campus.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Information Sciences & Technology (2ISCC)

Information Sciences and Technology (Start and Finish: DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York)

This associate degree major is structured to help graduates prepare for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information sciences and technology. This includes positions such as application programmers, associate systems designers, network managers, Web designers and administrators, or information systems support specialists. The major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communication, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multimedia systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Team projects, a required internship, and a second-year capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies in the field.
(University College)

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)

Mechanical Engineering Technology* (Start and Finish: Behrend, DuBois, York)

This major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in manufacturing, machine and tool design, computer drafting and design, computer integrated manufacturing, materials selection and processes, technical sales, and other related industries in mechanical applications. The primary objective of the program is to provide a broad foundation in mechanical systems and applications; computer systems in drafting (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), and automation and robotics (CIM); production and product design; mechanics, dynamics, and strength of materials. This program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement.
(College of Engineering)

*This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Please see the Basic Admissions Requirements page for more information about high school and transfer requirements.